CIPD & CCL Enter New Partnership to Equip Line Managers With Critical Skills

The CIPD and CCL team up to launch a new programme designed to address the leadership gap for people managers across the region.

CIPD and CCL Partnership

As the world continues to grapple with the Great Resignation among a tightening job market, ensuring a positive work culture within organisations and developing a strong leadership pipeline is ever important. 

While senior leaders and HR professionals may be accountable for developing and implementing structures that enable all employees to thrive, line managers play a vital role in determining the engagement, development, and performance of their team and helping culture trickle down the organisation.

Yet, research suggests that frontline managers get the least amount of investment in training and development, and that 60% of first-time managers do not receive any sort of leadership development training – leading 40% of them to fail within the first 18 months.1

To bridge this gap, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® are partnering on a new-generation programme, Leadership Skills for People Managers

By combining CCL’s award-winning leadership content and innovative best practices with CIPD’s deep understanding of HR and people development, this first-of-its-kind programme will provide an opportunity for professionals to benefits from the best of both institutes.

Commenting on the partnership, Lynn Collins, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CCL, says: “This is an opportune time to bring more value to the communities we serve and prepare leaders for their current and future leadership roles. Together, we can do more to drive positive impact.”

“Over the past year, the CIPD and the CCL team have truly come together to develop an innovative programme that helps bridge the leadership gap. We are thrilled to bring the best of both worlds to the region”, says Charlotte Chedeville, Regional Head of Operations – Middle East at the CIPD.

Combining online learning and an in-person experiential workshop, the Leadership Skills for People Managers programme features CIPD’s world-class Accredited Programme for People Managers and CCL’s top-ranked Essentials of Leadership Programme.

Download the course brochure and be part of the first cohort to experience this new programme.


1 As cited in the white paper, Understanding the Leadership Challenges of First-Time Managers: Strengthening Your Leadership Pipeline.

About CIPD

The professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, CIPD has been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work. With hubs in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, and Asia, CIPD is the career partner of choice for over 160,000 members around the world. CIPD is the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals, and its independent research and insights make CIPD trusted advisers to governments and employers. Learn more at www.cipd.ae.

About the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®

CCL is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development dedicated to advancing the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. Learn more about CCL.

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