Senior Management In-house Programmes

Why Adalta?

As a senior manager, you want results. They want leadership.

You want strategic focus. They want direction.

People work for a manager, they do their best for a leader.

Leadership development is our bag. It’s what we’re known for and what we do best. Because we get that great leadership is what ultimately makes the difference to the bottom line of your business. But times are changing. The role of the senior manager is changing. Balancing strategic priorities, inspiring through leadership and establishing competitive advantage are critical to success.

We make it our business to transform senior managers into inspiring business leaders who ignite passion and action. Leaders who work on the business rather than in the business. Creating a high performance workplace. A workplace where people are engaged and inspired. Where people achieve more than they believed they were capable of. We help them get that extra 30% from others. Where the soft stuff is really the hard stuff. Imagine the return on investment.

Yet in our experience many senior managers fall into a complacency trap; they think that now they have ‘made it’ to the top they don’t need development. The truth is that great leaders have hungry minds and appetite for advancement. Whether moulding new, existing or aspiring senior managers, we help leaders create vision, strategy and breathe life, confidence and ‘can-do’ into the organisation.

Making the complex simple

Whatever results you are looking to achieve, Our senior management development programmes are created specifically for you, combining a blend of learning methods that will help senior managers connect to their leadership role from a very different perspective in a very real way. Learning that translates into business/organisational performance. Tried and tested. We tailor the programme so it fits perfectly. Result.

We promise to challenge, support, stretch and inspire. And be held accountable for making a difference.

You simply tell us what problems you want to solve, or what results you want to achieve, then leave the rest to us. We listen. We learn. We make sure we understand.

We then build a programme around exactly what you need. We adapt. We make the complex simple, so you don’t have to worry about anything and can get on with the day job. We sometimes even pull rabbits out of hats, but then we do like a challenge!

We deliver. We engage. We keep it real and relevant.  Expect high interaction, practical learning, variety, tried and tested material, and highly experienced, dynamic leadership facilitators.


Our senior management programmes are fluid, flexible and take many ‘formats’ – from open ended strategic focus sessions to phased ‘modular’ programmes. Our leadership modules each target a specific area for development, see module options below. We have tried and tested material in each area and can tailor the content so it meets your exact requirements.

If you don’t see what you are looking for in the list below, let us know and chances are we can build a bespoke module for you.

All of our modules can be delivered as part of a leadership development programme or as stand-alone courses. Click on each module for more information.

One size never fits all

Our flexible senior management programmes are aimed at new, experienced or aspiring senior managers.

We don’t do off-the-shelf programmes at this level, but we get that people like to have a sense of what a programme might look like. With this in mind we have presented an example programme framework that represents a comprehensive 10-day leadership development process. This would typically be delivered over a 12-month period. Some clients opt for shorter programmes that target specific development areas or business needs.

Module 1: Role Modelling

A 3-day module designed to answer the following questions:

  • How do I take responsibility as a senior manager?
  • How self-aware am I as a leader?
  • Do I walk the talk and set the right example?
  • Do others choose to follow me as a leader?
  • How do I inspire others to contribute that elusive extra 30%?
  • Have I got the balance of managing and leading right?

Module 2: Path-finding

A 2-day module designed to answer the following questions:

  • What is our purpose and identity as an organisation?
  • Who are our primary stakeholders and how do we know we are meeting their expectations?
  • What is our strategic focus as an organisation?
  • How specifically do I contribute to our organisation’s success?
  • How do I engage others with what we are trying t achieve?

Module 3: Aligning

A 2-day module designed to answer the following questions:

  • How does the whole system work together?
  • Are we operationally aligned to achieve our strategic goals, now and in the future?
  • How can I develop more efficient working practices and processes in my work area?
  • How can we deliver more value to our customers and stakeholders?
  • How are our systems, procedures and processes aligned to our work plan?
  • How can we improve the quality of what we deliver?

Module 4: Empowering

A 3-day module designed to answer the following questions:

  • How do I create an environment where people can perform to the best of their ability?
  • How do I develop a talent pipeline?
  • Do I empower others and manage this process effectively?
  • How do I encourage and model a feedback culture?
  • How do I develop the potential of others?

Build your own

We have a huge portfolio of tried and tested material which we can tap into to create powerful senior management programmes, so we can quickly and easily build one that’s right for you. For a full list of flexible module options click here.

For the icing on the cake, we can integrate a Level 7 qualification so that senior managers attain an internationally recognised management qualification on successful completion of the programme.

Flex to fit

Programmes can be as long or short as you need; from two days to two years. We use real-time learning, integrating work-based activities and projects that align to the organisation.

We also offer flexible delivery options, which is a huge bonus for leadership teams who work remotely.

A perfect blend

For us it is vital that what people learn on our programmes can easily and immediately be used in their day-to-day work. Practical learning and tools that translate directly into highly effective, strategic leadership practice. Consistently. Habitually.

A blend of learning methodologies is used to support effective transfer of learning back to the workplace.  For example; classroom-based learning, on-line profiling and assessment tools, work-based tasks/projects, strategic focus sessions, business impact presentations, coaching, mentoring, action learning, work-based assignments and personal development planning.

Real results

All our programmes are focused on getting tangible results. To this end every programme is underpinned by an evaluation plan. We also provide bespoke evaluation tools that help elicit the key measures that help you – and us – to justify the value of the training.

Get noticed. Get accredited

All of our senior management programmes are Adalta certified as standard. Or you can integrate a professional management qualification. Or we can deliver standalone middle management qualifications.

Our professional management qualifications are for practicing and aspiring senior managers and leaders. Whether new to the role, looking to refresh skills and develop best practice or looking to progress, we have the right one. Our Chartered Management Institute (CMI) professional qualifications for senior managers are available at Level 7.

Our senior management courses, programmes and qualifications all link to the National Occupational Standards for Management & Leadership.

In-House Programmes

To keep things simple, Adalta charge a flat daily rate which includes facilitation and participant materials. We can also adapt and tailor the content of the training to meet specific requirements/ development needs for a nominal fee. Please contact us with your requirements and we can advise what flexibility exists and what additional charges may apply.

Daily rate for up to 12 delegates: £1550 per day

Price excludes VAT and facilitator expenses, i.e. mileage and accommodation where relevant. Mileage is charged at 45p per day.

Purchase of Senior Management Courses

If you have the resources to deliver training in-house, you can buy tried and tested training courses from us to at very competitive rates; only £1750 for a 1-day course/module or £2750 for a 2-day course/ module. For a full list of course/module choices please click here.


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