Accelerate Management Development Programme

Accelerate Aims:

The aim of the Accelerate Management Development programme is to provide the owner/manager with the management, leadership, business skills and knowledge to achieve sustainability and growth in their business.  This integrated learning and mentor programme is designed to make an impact on the owner manager and their business.Accelerate Driving Your Business Forward

The programme will help participants:

  • To effectively address their business challenges
  • To develop and grow their business

They will gain a greater understanding of:

  • Why they are in business and where their business is going.
  • Marketing their business
  • Continuous improvement
  • Developing the business owner/manager and their entrepreneurial capabilities
  • Sales and selling techniques
  • Managing the finances
  • Developing their business needs.

At a personal level the programme will impact the leadership, management and personal skills and behaviours of the participant.  At a business level the programme will impact on the business results, for example, the introduction of new products or services, reducing debtor days or increasing net profit.

Accelerate Management Development Programme Modules:

Accelerate Action Learning

The programme modules are as follows:

Module 1 Why am I in business? (2 workshops)

Create a vision for your business and a route map to achieving it.

Module 2 Being the Boss Self

Management in order to achieve your business goals

Module 3 Finding and Keeping Customers

Understand practical marketing and promotional tools and be able to use these tools effectively to sustain and grow your business.

Module 4 How can my business do better?

Identify opportunities for innovation in your business.

Module 5 Managing the Money

Understand your financial position and how to improve the profitability of your business.

Module 6 Selling For Profit

Use the appropriate selling models for your business and therefore sell more effectively.


Programme Structure:

  • Programme Duration

The programme is delivered over a six to nine month timeframe comprising of seven workshops and six mentor consultations.

  • Mentoring

Each participating business is allocated a mentor as part of the programme. The mentor assigned is drawn from a panel of highly skilled and experienced business mentors with particular expertise in assisting the growth and development of small businesses.

  • Peer Review

At the beginning of modules 2-6 there is an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas with their peers. Progress on implementation of programme business practices will be reviewed by the participant and their peers on the programme.


Link to evaluation of Accelerate for participants who have completed the LEO Accelerate Management Development Programme: