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Henley Business School, Africa

Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (ACMP)

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The ACMP management course provides an introduction into the principles that help managers get better results through their teams.

This NQF level 6, CHE accredited programme provides junior and early middle managers with operational context and knowledge to optimally manage operations. It aims to equip successful graduates with the skills and knowledge to become effective managers, able to identify organisational problems and ascertain opportunities. Delegates will be taught to design and implement appropriate management solutions and actions.

This programme is for high potentials, fast movers and talented junior to middle managers wanting an accredited managerial qualification.

By enrolling in the Henley Business School ACMP programme, you will be required to attend 20 contact sessions over a 10-12 month period.

The content is woven into a systems thinking framework. This means that the themes are not only covered theoretically, but also incorporates Action Learning to enable you to test the theories created during the contact sessions.

You can expect to cover the following:

  • Foundations of Systemic Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Synthesis and integration and action learning report


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Henley Business School

Advanced Management Practice

Advanced Management Practice

Next dates

Nov 11, 2019—Jan 24, 2020
10 daysModules info
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
GBP 15000 ≈USD 18925
GBP 1500 per day
Mar 23—May 22, 2020
10 daysModules info
Reading, United Kingdom
GBP 15000 ≈USD 18925
GBP 1500 per day
Nov 9, 2020—Jan 15, 2021
10 daysModules info
Reading, United Kingdom
GBP 15000 ≈USD 18925
GBP 1500 per day


A general management programme with a difference The Henley AMP is a comprehensive general management process for senior executives. The core of the programme, two 5-day residential modules at Henley Business School, combine strategic management insights from business school research with workshops on leadership behaviours.

The difference is the emphasis we place on real-world application, immediate impact and long-term behavioural change. Make your Henley AMP your own with:

  • 1:1 coaching
  • Psychometric profiling
  • Electives - choose the management topics you want to focus on
  • A 'learning partner' at your organisation to support long-term transformation and impact
  • Content tailored by faculty to complement each participant group
  • Company field visit – organisation analysis and consulting skills used in real-time

For those moving to more senior or general management roles, the Henley AMP will accelerate the transition from outstanding potential to outstanding leadership.

The AMP Journey

Pre-programme tasks: Personalise your AMP

  • 360 and psychometric analysis
  • Select your elective sessions
  • Establish your learning contract: Between yourself, the Programme Director, a nominated learning partner in your organisation, and a designated Henley coach (linking the learning experience with your objectives, as well as the objectives of your organisation)
  • Access the virtual learning portal: Complete pre-work, connect with faculty and participants, and access books, journals and other resources.

During the AMP: Developing general management knowledge and exploring leadership behaviours

  • Areas of focus include; strategy for complex times, advanced management dilemmas, leading change, organisational systems and dynamics, mapping strategic capability, organisational culture and performance, power and politics, resilience and well-being
  • Delivered by Henley faculty and business professionals; an experienced team with a diverse skill-set
  • Small action learning groups investigate, diagnose and discuss real world business issues
  • 1:1 coaching and support from your organisation learning partner between modules
  • Continued access to the virtual learning portal to engage with the programme between modules.

Post-programme: Continued development and impact

  • Return to your role with new skills, ideas and a new approach to lead more effectively
  • Support from your organisation learning partner, the Programme Director, and through 1:1 coaching
  • Access resources from the online learning portal for up to 12 months
  • Become a part of the vibrant Henley Business School Alumni network.


For participants

  • Develop the technical knowledge needed (complemented by leadership soft skills) to successfully take on a general management or board-level role
  • Position yourself to manage complexity: Greater self-awareness and resilience will help you effectively diagnose and manage unpredictable challenges whilst maintaining a steer on the positive changes you can make for the future of yourself and your team
  • Innovation and vision: Consider new ideas, opinions and strategies, and leave with a fresh perspective on your business challenges
  • Extended professional development: Online access to academic and business resources for 12 months after the completion of your AMP programme.

For your organisation

  • Motivated, effective, informed and innovative leaders who will drive the business forward
  • Insights into the latest thinking on strategic business topics
  • Confidence in the readiness of the leadership talent pipeline
  • The design of the Henley AMP deliberately includes collaboration between Henley, the participant and their organisation (for e.g. via company sponsor/learning partner). This collaboration ensures maximum return on the programme investment for the individual and organisation.

Who should attend

  • Ambitious senior-level leaders, such as directors or heads of department, from any sector who wish to assume greater responsibility (around strategic direction, or managing change, larger teams or budgets) and drive their organisation’s success.
  • Those already in a general management role looking to explore their leadership style and behaviours, expand their network and knowledge, and develop their management capability.


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