- management beyond the basics
A 2-day open course
This management skills course is designed for managers who have some experience of managing but who have not had any formal management training, or who want a refresher programme. It is the perfect follow-on to our Introduction to Management course.
Using a lively mix of discussions, exercises and case studies, this is an action packed two days which present a review of modern management techniques to hone your existing skills.
This open course is designed specifically for managers who already have some actual experience of managing people. The programme provides a structured review of modern management techniques and as such many managers attend it to refine their skills and to refresh their approach to managing. Organisations also find this a useful course to supplement their own internal management skills courses.
Who will benefit from attending?
People who have been in a management position but who have not had any formal training or managers who have completed our Introduction to Management programme and are looking to develop their skills further will benefit from this course. A great refresher course for all managers.
What you will get from attending:
- A review of modern management techniques against which you can benchmark your performance
- Practice of the key skill areas to give new momentum to your management style and personal development
- A fresh perspective on many management problems so you can overcome them
- A fund of practical ideas that will lead to improved personal and team performance
- To provide each delegate with an ordered plan to effectively manage people in an environment which increasingly requires more from people.
- To provide a fund of practical ideas that will lead to improved personal and team performance.
- To create an understanding that much of the manager’s role is developing others and how this can be achieved through effective delegation.
Defining the Managers Role
The Mechanics & Dynamics of Management
Making the Right Decision
- Decision Making Techniques
- The 7 Steps of Planning
- Setting Objectives
- Better Estimation
The Manager as Team Leader
- Characteristics of Effective Leaders
- Creating Successful Teams
Communication Skills for Managers
- Influencing Others
- Listening Skills
- Counselling Staff
- Managing Meetings
Maintaining Staff Performance
- Monitoring & Reviewing Performance
- Motivating Staff
Testimonials for Management Skills
“All elements of course excellently delivered.” DA, Liquid Friday
“I am very happy with the whole course, better than expected.” NC, Essex Safety Glass
“Very happy, all subject areas covered very well.” AM, Eurofood Brands Ltd
“I liked how the course was altered to meet our individual needs as we went along.” AP, Horse World
Managers often complain that they don’t have time to attend training, yet without regularly updating their skills and knowledge all mangers can become less effective over time. This short, fast paced programme provides the ideal solution for the busy manager who recognises the benefits of continuous personal improvement.
Using discussions, specially designed case studies and a variety of exercises to assist in the review of modern management techniques and providing opportunities for delegates to practice selected key skill areas, so honing existing management skills. The subject areas covered over the two days include decision making, planning, leadership, delegation, communication as well as performance management. The content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure it incorporates the latest information and reflects management best practice on these subject areas.
Throughout the programme delegates are challenged to critically assess their own management methods, their personal strengths and weaknesses and so identify actions for continuous improvement. Delegates will, therefore, leave this skills for management course with a clear plan of action that will ensure they can implement the ideas they have gained during their two days away from their work.
One of the major benefits of attending is the fact that delegates will be from a variety of organisations. This therefore provides delegates with many opportunities to gain insights into organisations that are different to their own organisation and to their own previous experience. Such insights are particularly valuable to those in a managerial position as they help to positively challenge delegate’s own assumptions as well as providing information that helps delegates to become more rounded managers. This interaction and exchange of ideas is encouraged by the small group size and by the methods used by the tutor.
In summary, this is an excellent investment of your time. The programme methods together with our highly experienced tutors will update your knowledge, challenge you to improve your personal performance and help you to get the very best out of the team you manage. In short, it will support your on-going success as a manager.
What is included in the fee?
All support materials, lunch and refreshments are provided on this programme.
Start: 10 am Finish 5 pm, each day
Recommended Follow-on Training
- Time Management – top techniques for busy people
- Persuading And Influencing Skills – learn 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 Management Skills course, then we will refund your course fee.