The government has set up a new Leadership and Management Advisory Service (LMAS) to help eligible employers identify and fund development opportunities for their senior leaders.
The aim of the service is to foster the leadership and management skills of senior staff so they can make full use of their workforce and accelerate the growth of their business.
To be eligible, your business must be in England and have:
- two to 249 full-time equivalent employees
- the potential for high or fast growth
If eligible, you will receive:
- A government grant of up to £1,000 for use on management and leadership development activity, such as any training agreed with the skills adviser. You will have to match-fund this grant - eg to receive a grant of £500 your business will have to contribute £500 of its own money.
- A free skills diagnostic from a skills adviser. This will identify the leadership and management development required by the nominated leader. This is so they can optimise the contribution of staff and grow the business. The adviser will then agree on a development plan with the leader.
When the development activity is complete, the skills adviser will discuss the impact with you and see if there are opportunities for further skills development that would benefit your business.
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