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How do you get back into 'study'? I last studied anything 25year ago. All my learning has been on the job and working with amazing managers and leaders who have encouraged and taken time to share their knowledge and experience with me.
So how on earth do I now sit down and try and learn these modules! What methods are you using?
I'm excited but very daunted.
Hi everyone

I joined a couple of weeks ago and have started working my way through the Dimensions of Leadership. I'm trying to figure out how to navigate through the different sections, but keep coming to dead ends. For example, under Authenticity, I've met the self awareness standard, but I can't seem to click on 'Conversation'. Do I just need to scroll down and complete the different sections of 'My Learning Opportunities' further down the page to unlock it or is there an issue?

Thanks for any advice/help.
Peter Whatley
District Councillor & Portfolio Holder for Resources

I came back into management rather unexpectedly after a number of years theoretically retired from formal business work. During my previous career I attended umpteen management and leadership training courses, but I believe the InstLM's 49 modules are the best synthesis of theory and practice I've seen. I challenged myself to achieve full Member status through certification, rather than simply claiming against my previous business experience. The latter was accepted without question by the rival CMI, but that felt rather like "cheating". I (re)learned a huge amount going through that process and emphatically recommend it.

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Jane SuterTop Contributor
Owner - Red Tiger Consultancy Ltd

I tend to go for webinars - particularly free or low-cost ones. The Institute's ones are very good and the International Leadership Week is excellent as there are high-quality speakers, such as Henri Mintzberg, from around the globe. Gives me different perspectives, different theories, etc.

I follow well-respected people, thought leaders, radical thinkers in the L&M & Coaching fields on Twitter. I also do the same with business topics. This can lead to CPD opportunities.

I used to attend selected face-to-face events. Since COVID, many of those have been discontinued in favour of on-line.

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