Professional Certificate
in Strategic Trade and Investment

24th - 28th August 2020, London, UK

Course Overview

The World Bank in a recent report stated that 'increasing trade is key to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity'. Trade and investment has become increasingly important in a competitive and ever more globalised world. With the emergence of new economic powers and regional trading blocs, initiating and implementing effective trade and investment strategies is vital to the success of a country’s economy and future.

This course will provide those in trade and finance ministries with a comprehensive understanding of the strategies for attracting investment and trade opportunities to increase the prospects of achieving the sustainable development goals. This programme has been designed with trade experts to provide significant professional benefits to individuals working in the trade and investment industries around the world.

This course will allow those involved in international relations, trade and finance ministries to explore how a jurisdiction can build the capability to design and deliver trade and investment strategies designed to achieve sustainable economic growth. The course will explore a range of issues including:

  1. Global trade and investment flows
  2. The benefits of trade and investment
  3. Competing for investment in a global market
  4. Investment as a driver of development and growth
  5. Developing strategies for trade development and trade promotion
  6. Organisational design for trade and investment

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers. This interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key themes, including multilateral trade agreements and ethical trade strategies. By examining in-depth case studies and utilising strategic planning tools, participants will leave equipped to formulate and implement strategic plans for more effective investment and trade policies, supported by an enhanced knowledge of international treaties and the major sectors of industry.

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership, showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. Develop, construct and implement strategic plans
  2. Lead effective organisational change
  3. Apply the key principles of trade and investment strategies to their organisation
  4. Improve capacity and support structures, whilst reducing administrative burdens
  5. Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  6. Deliver services that better meet the needs of stakeholders

How You Will Benefit

  1. Have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised professional qualification
  2. Hear the latest insights, research and developments in trade and investment from leading experts in the field
  3. Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  4. Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of trade and investment