Management Development Programme

 

We offer a six-module management programme which is often delivered over either six or twelve months.

Each of the modules can also be delivered as standalone workshops. 

Examining the many different aspects of managing people, this programme highlights pitfalls to avoid and good practice to follow.

Suitable for newly promoted managers or as a refresher for more experienced managers.

Programme modules can be adapted for your organisational needs and can include supporting managers who may now find themselves managing their teams remotely.

Delivery can be at a location of your choosing, with the exception of Equine Assisted Learning, which will take place at our Development Centre in central Milton Keynes.

 Modules can include:

  • You as a manager - ‘What shadow do you cast?’ Examining the impact your behaviour and management style has on your team. How you manage will influence how they work as a team. This session uses equine assisted learning, working with horses as co-coaches to help humans learn about themselves and the 'shadow they cast'. 
  • The Fundamentals of Management – an overview of modern management techniques. Examining the many roles and responsibilities that sit with managing a team. Understanding how skills need to be adapted to manage people remotely, keeping team members motivated and performing well. 
  • Effective Communication Skills including assertive behaviour – a key element to managing others is the ability to communicate effectively. How well do you communicate? The words we choose to use, form only a small part of communication. What other information are you communicating to your teams non-verbally? 
  • Developing the Team through Coaching & Mentoring – What makes a high performing team? This module looks at the priniples of a successful team and examines the use of caching and mentoring within the team to build skills, commitment and a sense of belonging. 
  • Managing Difficult People Management Situations & Performance Management – Every manager at some point will have to deal with underperformance. This module will examine how to do so in a way which ensures accountability without demotivating team members. Defining what standards and behaviours are expected from the team and examining ways of dealing with ‘difficult’ management situations. For managers who are managing perfromance from a distance we can include some of the challenges that can be faced with remote/partially remote team members. 
  • Motivation, Delegation & Managing Change – Keeping motivation levels high within a team can be even more difficult when teams are not all working in the same environment. Using delegation as a strong motivational tool. Managing change can be a challenge but something managers have to do on a regular basis. We will examine ways to manage change in a productive and positive manner.

Measuring Success and Impact

Our programmes that run over months are obviously more complex and so there is a greater need to be able to measure the return and impact they provide. 
We find this is best done through: 

• 360 degree feedback from stakeholders ahead of the programme
• 360 degree feedback from the same stakeholders three months after the programme
• Line Manager set objectives to individual to focus on achieving through the programme
• Line Manager meeting post programme to agree areas of focus
• Regular review sessions with Line Manager to measure and mentor progress and see change in perspectives of stakeholders in 360 degree post course feedback
 

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Find out more

Please contact Susan Walls, Head of Learning:

 
 
 
 
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