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:               Ms. Diana Spiteri

Sessions:          2 sessions of 4 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 Affect Effectiveness;
  • The difference between Leadership and Management;
  • Leadership Theories and Styles;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility; and
  • International Business and the Global Economy.

Tutor:               Ms. Diana Spiteri

Sessions:          2 sessions of 4 hours each

  • Leadership Imperatives in Organisations;
  • Personal Effectiveness;
  • Becoming an Effective Leader;
  • Assessing your Leadership Style;
  • Emotional Intelligence;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Presentation Skills;
  • The Art of Negotiation; and
  • Managing Stress and Difficult Situations.

Tutor:               Mr. Bernard Mallia

Sessions:          2 sessions of 4 hours each

  • Strategic Management and Planning;
  • Strategy Execution and Finance;
  • Introduction to Financial Control;
  • Costing Methods;
  • Interpretation and Analysis of Company Financials; and
  • The Control Function in Organisations.

Tutor:               Ms. Diana Spiteri

Sessions:          2 sessions of 4 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; and
  • Culture and Diversity in Organisations.

Module 5:       Managing people in organisations

Tutor:               Ms. Diana Spiteri

Sessions:          2 sessions of 4 hours each

  • Building & Selecting the Right Effective Team and Maximising their Efficiency;
  • Job Analysis and Job Design;
  • Recruitment and Selection;
  • Supervision and Performance; and
  • Change Management.

Trainers

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 is the trainer for this course. 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 are intended to be much more than that. We choose our trainers on the basis of their proven business and problem-solving abilities. Diana Spiteri is an experienced business professional with strong negotiations skills and ample experience in the Corporate Sector who also happens to be passionate about lecturing and imparting skills. Diana 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 Diana were invariably very positive both inasmuch as the trainer herself is concerned, and also with respect to the delivery method she has used.

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 for various sectors. Diana Spiteri also obtained a M.A. in Humanitarian Action at the University of Malta and received the Award in Aspects of Work Psychology (MQF 6).

Moreover, Diana Spiteri has conducted a number of trainings both locally and abroad, and delivers training in Leadership and Management (MQF 6) among other courses.

Diana Spiteri is the Corporate Services Director at Equinox Advisory with years of experience in managing teams, coaching and mentoring teams both locally and abroad thus being fluent with Leadership, Human Resource Management and Employment relations.

Fees

The Fee for the Course is as follows:

  • Registration Fee (Non-Refundable): EUR 35.
  • Course Fee including: Lectures, Course Notes, Certificate of Attendance, Refreshments (Please see our Terms & Conditions on changes, rejections & cancellations): EUR 825
  • Examination Fee (Optional) including NCFHE-Accredited Certification upon accomplishment of the Exam: EUR 40

By registering for the course, you are agreeing to be bound by all the terms and conditions including payment terms. Upon Registration, an invoice will be issued for payment which includes the Registration Fee, the Course Fee (which you will not be required to pay in terms of rejection but for which you are agreeing to pay in case of acceptance in line with our Terms and Conditions) and Examination Fee. The invoice is to be paid in its entirety within 15 days from the day of issuance. However, should you not meet the Eligibility Criteria for the selected course, the Course Fee will either not be levied or will be refunded if it has already been paid; the Registration Fee will remain non-refundable, whereas the Examination fee shall be settled upon registration for the exam. Should you wish to check about your Eligibility or clarify any other issues prior to Registering, kindly contact us on: equinoxacademy@equinoxadvisory.com

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This course qualifies for Get Qualified funding, where you might be able to get back 70% of the costs of the course. For more information and for the application forms, please visit : http://www.maltaenterprise.com/support/get-qualified-2014-2020

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Equinox Academy is licensed as a Higher Education Institution (License number 2015-005) by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.

Sessions

Sessions for this course will be held as follows:

  • Module 1 – 14th, 21st November 2017, 16:00 – 20:00
  • Module 2 – 28th November, 5th December 2017, 16:00 – 20:00
  • Module 3 – 12th, 19th December 2017, 16:00 – 20:00
  • Module 4 – 9th, 16th January 2018, 16:00 – 20:00
  • Module 5 – 23rd, 30th January 2018, 16:00 – 20:00

Location

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