Programme Summary

The Leadership and Management (MQF Level 6) programme is designed to provide junior and middle managers with the leadership and managerial skills to succeed in in today’s work environment. The course aims to make participants reflect on different cases and scenarios that one may encounter in the workplace, and how these may be dealt with. The course will consider the foundations of management and leadership, the organisational environment and how this influences decision making, the different functions of management, financial analysis, and managing people.

This course is composed of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Foundations of Leadership & Management
  • Module 2: Management and leadership in practice
  • Module 3: Planning, Controlling and Financial Analysis
  • Module 4: The Management Environment and Decision Making
  • Module 5: Managing people in organisations

Course Programme

Tutor:  Diana Spiteri

Time:  17.15 – 19.45

Date:  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March, 2017

Sessions:  4 sessions of 2.5 hours each

  • The Nature of Managerial Work: Is Management an art or a science?
  • Theory and history of management
  • Contemporary managerial issues
  • The management process
  • Internal and external environments and how these effect effectiveness
  • The difference between leadership and management
  • Leadership Theories and Styles
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Business and the global economy

Tutor:  Diana Spiteri

Time:  17.15 – 19.45

Date:  29th March, 5th, 13th April, 2017

Sessions:  3 sessions of 2.5hrs hours each

  • Leadership Imperatives in Organisations
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Assessing your Leadership Style
  • Motivation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • The art of Negotiation
  • Managing Stress and difficult situations

Tutor:  Bernard Mallia

Time:  17.15 – 19.45

Date:  20th, 28th April, 4th May, 2017

Sessions:  3 sessions of 2.5hrs hours each

  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Strategy Execution and Finance
  • Introduction to Financial control
  • Costing methods
  • Interpretation and analysis of company financials
  • The control function in organisations

Tutor:  Diana Spiteri, Reece Delia

Time:  17.15 – 19.45

Date:  12th, 19th, 26th May, 2017

Sessions:  3 sessions of 2.5 hours each

  •  The decision-making process
  •  Theories of decision-making
  •  Group decision-making
  •  The internal and external environment of the organisation and how this affects decision-making
  •  Managerial issues related to the global economy
  •  Culture and diversity in organisations

Tutor:  Diana Spiteri

Time:  17.15 – 19.45

Date:  9th, 16th, 23rd June, 2017

Sessions:  3 sessions of 2.5 hours each

  • Building & Selecting the right effective team and maximising their efficiency
  • Job analysis and job design
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Supervision and Performance
  • Change Management


Bernard Mallia

Our trainer for this module is Bernard Mallia. Our executive training is exclusively designed for professionals and we strongly believe that professionals should not just expect a trainer who can walk them through theory. Our training aims, and is accordingly designed, to be much more than that. We choose our trainers on the basis of their proven business and problem-solving abilities. Bernard Mallia is an experienced business professional with strong number crunching and data analysis skills who also happens to be passionate about lecturing and imparting skills. Bernard is the person with whom our clients share practical real-life scenarios and difficulties with the intent of finding solutions. This makes our method of delivery a well- balanced trade-off between broad-insight lecturing and problem- specific consulting. The feedback that we have elicited from our bespoke training sessions given by Bernard were invariably very positive both inasmuch as the trainer himself is concerned, and also with respect to the delivery method he has used.

Bernard is an experienced independent consultant and adviser in the fields of economics, project management, ICT and Information Systems. He has a polymathic background and was awarded his first degree in Commerce with a specialisation in Public Policy and Economics, as well as an honours degree in Public and Private Sector Management from the University of Malta. He pursued post- graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh where he read for a M.Sc. in Economics, and at the European University where he read for a M.Sc. in Information Systems. He has also been the recipient of diplomas in Computerised Bookkeeping (IAB), Project Management (CIC), and Advertising and Public Relations (CIC). Bernard is a certified MS Office advanced user and a SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Certified Professional. Bernard delivers courses in:

  • MS Excel
  • Odds and Gaming
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting
  • Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Policy and Institutions
Diana Spiteri

Diana Spiteri obtained a B.A (Hons) in Europeans Studies at the University of Malta and has over eight years’ experience in EU Affairs, of which, over four years in Research and Innovation (R&I) Programmes, Projects and Policy. Diana Spiteri was Malta’s Programme Committee Member and National Contact Point for Research and Innovation at EU Level for SMEs, International Cooperation, Energy, Environment, Transport (incl. Aviation), Health as well as other areas. Diana Spiteri simultaneously worked on coaching both national and international clients with their R&I, to help them develop their ideas into concrete winning projects as well as enable them to team up with key international experts for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020. Diana Spiteri has also held a number of stakeholder meetings in various sectors especially in her role for Strategy – thus enabling Public, Private, Academic and European relations to secure engagement for collaboration, whilst also assisting individual researchers and entities to network and partner up to better their expertise and collaborate with others in Europe and beyond. Moreover, Diana Spiteri has conducted a number of trainings both locally and abroad, related to coaching ideas from innovation to market given her experience with managing national, regional and EU funding programmes. She has also held training workshops on proposal writing, evaluation, reporting and financials for local and EU funds, thus ensuring that clients can truly master the innovation cycle to deliver innovation driven ideas to market.

Reece Delia

Reece Delia is in the possession of a first-class Bachelor in Commerce in Accountancy and Banking and Finance from the University of Malta. He then further pursued his studies within the aforementioned institution, attaining a distinction in his Master in Accountancy in 2016 and joining the firm soon after.

Apart from his passion for accounting, Reece is also interested in the fields of cultural diversity, cross-cultural negotiations and multiculturalism. This is the result of his love for languages, being professionally competent in seven European languages. Having had several experiences working and interacting with people from across the globe, including his two cultural exchanges in France in 2014 and 2015, as well as his post as liaison officer and interpreter for the delegation of Gabon during the Valletta Migration Summit held in November 2015, he has taken a further keen interest in the field of cultural diversity, in which he is specializing further.

He has therefore started delivering particular modules on the topic with respect to two main courses offered by Equinox Academy: Negotiation Skills; and Leadership and Management.



Price for all 5 modules, 16 sessions is of €850 which is inclusive of the following:

  • Course Notes
  • Examination Fee
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments
  • Free Parking
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Equinox Academy is licensed as a Higher Education License Institution (License number 2015-005) by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.


Sessions for this course will be held as follows:

Module 1 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March, 2017

Module 2 – 29th March, 5th, 13th April, 2017

Module 3 – 20th, 28th April, 4th May, 2017

Module 4 – 12th, 19th, 26th May, 2017

Module 5 – 9th, 16th, 23rd June, 2017

The sessions above will be held in English.


To be advised closer to start-of-course date.