European Institute of Management and Finance | LEADING THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM
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Accredited by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This interactive and case based learning programme will offer professionals the opportunity to develop key strategic leadership and management skills so as to manage and lead their professional firms effectively.


Management consultants, accountants, lawyers, actuaries, engineers, architects, surveyors, physicians, financial services professionals, recruiters and others who are involved in any professional practice, face the same pressures. While practicing their profession, partners, directors and managers need to find the time to lead and manage their business and people.

In the current complex and dynamic economic climate, everyday pressures intensify further, and the temptation will often be to focus on client facing work rather than on the more challenging aspects of leadership and management.


Long-term, however, correct leadership will be the key to survival, and thus, the leaders of such firms must be able to lead and manage their firms like any other business. They must acquire the skills that will enable them to set and implement their firm’s strategy, understand the importance of performance management and create a culture that will secure a dedicated, motivated workforce.

A CMI Accredited Programme – the programme has met the rigorous quality standards of the Chartered Management Institute and has achieved the CMI Accreditation.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered body that awards management and leadership qualifications, and the only body that awards Chartered Manager, the hallmark of any professional manager. Over 100,000 Professional Managers trust CMI as the leading authority on management and leadership across the world.

Practical and Hands-on Training Approach


The programme comprises of four interactive and practical workshops where the emphasis is on turning theory into practice and equipping participants with leadership and management tools they can use immediately.  Participants will have the opportunity to consider real everyday work challenges.


As such prior to the commencement participants will be asked to complete an online leadership assessment and a strategic management questionnaire relating to their own firms.   The results will be discussed on a one to one basis on the first two days of the programme, making this very personal input of utmost important.


The programme is spread over a three week period allowing time for individuals to consider what they are learning, practice some of the techniques and have the opportunity to attain specific input from the training team.


Participants will be able to prepare their own action plans for when they return to the workplace, thus, transferring their newly acquire knowhow, skills and techniques to their working environments.

Learning Objectives


Through the practical mode of training, the programme will offer participants the skills to be able to:


  • Use a variety of management tools to develop a strategic plan for their firms
  • Manage performance in their firm
  • Understand the key components of leadership
  • Understand the importance of practice culture, social awareness and emotional intelligence in the context of effective leadership and
  • Lead change and improvement in their firms

Who Should Attend


Partners, Directors, Senior Management, Managers of Financial Services Firms, including Legal, Audit, Accounting, Advisory, Consultancy, Fiduciary, or any other professional across the industries spectrum who is responsible for the management of an organisation, a department or a team of people.

DATES: 8, 9 May 26, 27, June

DURATION: 28 hours

LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:00

FEES: HRDA eligible €424, non-HRDA eligible €900 (both + €171.00 VAT)

Participants will receive a certificate for successful participation indicating all topics covered

Register Here

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at 

Trainer: David Cotton

A training and development consultant since the 1980s, David Cotton specialises in leadership and management development, soft skills training and business strategy.  He spent over 20 years with two of the ‘Big 4’ consulting firms, first at Arthur Andersen and then at PwC, where, after working in IT systems design and development, he led a team of 100 trainers in 26 countries and then moved into a client facing role in which he specialised in managing training around major change projects for some of the firm’s top clients.From:Joanna VryoniA prolific author, David has won publishers’ best-seller awards for two of his 14 books and two international awards for an e-learning package on electronic marketplaces (online B2B exchanges). He has designed electronic performance support systems and e-learning programmes and has scripted and directed a customer service training video.  His blog is attracting an increased following.