Introduction to Management
- Your flying start to a career in management
A 3-day open course with accommodation available locally if required.
This three-day intensive introduction to management course is particularly suitable for the newly promoted manager or for those soon to assume a management role. The programme deals with people management issues with clear guidelines every step of the way. Tutorial sessions, case studies, practical exercises, presentations and evening syndicate work make this an action packed three days.
This open course has been specifically designed to give a flying start to those moving into their first management position. Practical and pragmatic in nature, it will provide an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a manager together with a solid foundation of the key skills and underlying knowledge necessary to manage people effectively. Many managers have used this as the starting point for a successful career in management and a number of organisations use this to supplement their own management development programmes.
Who will benefit from attending?
Newly promoted managers or those soon to assume a managerial position who want a comprehensive course to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in managing people.
What you will get from attending
- A thorough understanding of what it means to be a manager today
- A solid foundation of the management skills required to become a successful, respected manager
- Practical tools and techniques to make your job as a manager easier
- The confidence to actively manage your team’s performance and get results
- Expert advice from your trainer to help you resolve any specific issues or concerns you have about managing your team
- To set out clear guidelines for effective management.
- To work through the key management skill areas identifying the managerial role and practising the skills necessary.
- To provide a comprehensive framework for future development.
- Your Role as a Manager
- The Functions and Responsibilities of Management
- Key Management Tasks and Competencies
- Making the Change to Being a Manager
- Reasons for Failure or Success
- Self Management
- Importance of Goal Setting
- Setting Objectives
- Understanding Time Management Priorities
- Managing Time, Yourself and Others
- Delegation and Work Allocation
- When and How to Delegate
- Motivating Staff to Better Performance
- Understanding Motivation
- How to Motivate Staff Today
- De-motivation, the Signs and Symptoms
- Learning to Listen
- Giving Feedback
- Key to More Effective Meetings
- Monitoring and Controlling
- Appraisals, the Steps to Success
- Guide to Successful Counselling
- Disciplinary Procedures
- Training and Developing Staff
- The Manager's Role in Training
- Establishing Training Needs
- Problem Solving
- The Problem Solving Process
- Decision Making
- Action Planning
- Delegate Action Plans
Testimonials For Introduction To Management
“Brilliantly put across information in a friendly and learnable way. - Tutor is the best! So much knowledge!” AC, Kudos Blends
"All areas were explained really well and clear" JB, John Guest
"Fantastic trainer! The course was extremely interesting." AA, MESM Ltd
"Very professional delivery. Difficult topic to make interesting but succeeded! AE, Orchard Valley
Throughout the three days, specially designed self-assessments are used backed with skill building exercises to encourage delegates to develop their full potential. The programme also provides ample opportunities for the exploration of individual issues, with additional individual coaching from the tutor as required. In addition to the daytime exercises, there is a group evening exercise at the end of day one and at the end of day two. This evening syndicate work forms an essential part of the programme and delegates are therefore encouraged to stay at the venue so they can get the most from the training.
Day one starts by identifying the role and responsibilities of the manager and exploring the common problems faced when moving into this role. Self-management principles are reviewed to ensure delegates can be effective in their new position.
The key skills of managing people are then covered in a systematic way. These include delegation, motivation, giving feedback, counseling, discipline, recruitment procedures, problem solving, developing staff, keys to effective meetings and performance reviews. Clear guidelines are provided on each topic and exercises, case studies, role play, group discussions and tutor feedback used to ensure the necessary skills are practiced and developed. Self-assessment tools are used to help delegates relate the training points to their own situation and throughout the programme delegates are encouraged to identify specific actions that they will implement on their return to work.
Introduction to Management is part of Spearheads open portfolio and therefore delegates will be part of a small group with fellow delegates coming from a wide variety of other organisations. As such, delegates also get the opportunity to understand organisations that are different to their own organisation and to their own previous experience. The insights delegates gain into other organisations through the group discussions and group exercises are very valuable, as they help to positively challenge their own assumptions and so become more rounded managers.
In summary, this is a great way to invest in your new managers future success. Our supportive and highly experienced tutors will give your new managers the confidence to step up to their new role and provide them with the essential tools to succeed.
What is included in the fee?
All materials, lunch and refreshments are provided on this programme. A full post course support package is provided.
- Day 1 Start: 10 am Finish 5 pm
- Day 2 Start 9 am finish 5 pm
- Day 3 Start 9 am finish 4:30 pm
Recommended Follow-on Programmes
- Management Skills – management beyond the basics
- Persuading & Influencing skills – how to reach positive outcomes
- Financial Awareness – everything you need to know about business finance for the non-specialist
If you are not satisfied that you have benefited by attending our Introduction to Management course, then we will refund your course fee.