Cranfield General Management Programme
Making the transition to cross functional leadership
The breadth and depth of management knowledge and experience gained on the Cranfield General Management Programme helps functional and specialist managers to inspire and drive change across the business. The programme supports this transition to cross-functional leadership, preparing you for a general management role, thereby enhancing your delivery of successful business initiatives.
The challenge for those working across organisational activities is the need to work effectively with different perspectives and priorities. The Cranfield General Management Programme provides a unique insight into this because it is specifically designed around the diverse ‘live’ issues brought to the programme by each participant. This enables you to work on your own challenges and explore different perspectives and business models in a supportive environment that cannot be replicated at work.
“By addressing your own cross functional business issues on the programme you will be using your time at Cranfield on work and not time away from work”.
Mike Bernon, Programme Director
The Cranfield General Management Programme is a development experience that opens up new possibilities for managers with specialist or functional expertise. They discover how a cross functional perspective will ensure they add maximum value to the business and will prepare them for more senior roles.
There are four modules:
Understanding your business model
Influencing your business model
The transition to cross functional leadership
Continuing development review
Aspiring managers responsible for organisational activities or functions, needing to broaden their business contribution or prepare for more senior roles.
Read more details on a typical participant profile and the companies who have attended.
"In essence I found the programme inspirational, if you want to develop as a leader I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it."
Kevin Read, Site General Manager, Dairy Crest.
Read more about Kevin Read's experience of the Cranfield General Management Programme.
Kevin Read, Site General Manager, Dairy Crest. Read more about of the Cranfield General Management Programme.
You will leave the programme with:
The capabilities to inspire and implement substantial improvement across the business
Understanding of ‘big picture’ strategic issues facing your business and how the business may need to develop to meet these
Enhanced understanding of your leadership profile, enabling you to work far more effectively with senior managers and leaders outside your own area of expertise
The ability to develop a more questioning approach to organisational practices
Preparation for wider leadership roles
The opportunity for you to assess your progress over a 12 month period
Dr Martin Clarke