A new quality award is being introduced across Wales to ensure the highest standards of leadership and management development.

The Leadership & Management Wales (LMW) quality award will be available to training providers offering leadership and management courses in Wales, who meet the award’s quality standards.

Successful training providers will be listed on the LMW website and be accorded the standard “quality assured by Leadership & Management Wales”, which they will be able to use for marketing purposes.

“This award will represent a definitive standard for training providers,” said LMW director, Dr Barrie Kennard. “Those who gain it will have shown the ability to continually develop and pursue best practice in leadership and management development.

“Ultimately this brand will represent a community of training providers who recognise the importance of developing leadership and management training in Wales as a ‘must have’ for the private sector business community.”

Expert LMW staff will research all training providers who apply for the award, and conduct a quality evaluation audit. Their report will be considered by a quality review board, which will decide whether the applicant is eligible for the award.

Leadership & Management Wales is the centre for excellence for leadership and management skills in Wales. It is part of the Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills (ELMS) programme. ELMS is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Information about the LMW award and LMW’s services is available at www.lmw.org.uk