Introduction to Management
This Introduction to Management course covers the parts of management that new managers often find most difficult, such as providing feedback and addressing under-performance. Every manager attending this training course will leave with a practical action plan, improved confidence, and a best practice toolkit that will make a real difference back at work.
Managing others can be one of the toughest challenges we face at work. This management training course gives a complete overview of what a manager needs to know, and covers both technical development and relationship skills. At the end of the course, learners will leave with a thorough understanding of what best practice is and how an effective manager behaves and motivates the team.
Should I do this course or the Introduction to Supervision and Team Leadership course?
If your role includes the direct management of people with different responsibilities to your own, this course is perfect for you. If your role is about being responsible for the overall performance of a team but you generally perform similar tasks to your team members, you’ll benefit from our Introduction to Supervision and Team Leadership course.
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED ON THIS COURSE?
The purpose of a manager
- The principles of achieving results through other people
- How to identify and overcome the common management pitfalls
- Understanding the multiple aspects to the management role, and getting the balance between them
Leadership and management
- The distinction and the relationship between management and leadership
- How management style can impact upon an organisational climate
- The management styles continuum and when to adapt
- Practical management styles exercise with feedback
- Key principles of decision making to demonstrate effective leadership
Effective delegation and gaining co-operation
- Exploring the benefits and overcoming the barriers to delegation
- How to delegate using a planned, methodical, structured approach
- Practical delegation exercise using a “live” task
- Building relationships and co-operation with other departments
- Identifying the need to motivate and the link to performance
- Defining motivation and exploring motivational theory
- Practical motivational ideas, tips and techniques
- The importance of managing, maintaining, and driving performance
- How to set clear, unambiguous goals
- Exploring a structure for delivering practical feedback
- Identifying different feedback interventions
Day 1 (Before morning break)
- Introductions and individual objectives for the course
- Discussion to understand the role of a manager and identify the traits of poor managers
- Identify the different roles managers may need to undertake
Day 1 (After morning break)
- The distinction between management and leadership and the difference between transactional and transformational leadership
- Understand different management styles including the four management styles
- How to work more effectively with other managers or departments
Day 1 (After lunch)
- Exercises to identify what sort of decisions you may need to make as a leader
- Understand the four typical reactions to having to make a decision and the impact of each of these reactions
Day 1 (After afternoon break)
- Identify the benefits of effective delegation and the barriers to delegating effectively
- Develop understanding of core motivational theories
- Practical activities to motivate your team
Day 2 (Before morning break)
- Understanding modern performance management
- Setting SMART objectives
Day 2 (After morning break)
- Delivering motivational and developmental feedback
- Understanding your own style of giving feedback
Day 2 (Afternoon)
- ‘Real play’ session with actors. This is an opportunity to work with our professional actors to solve an issue which is causing difficulty or anxiety – with feedback, hints and tips and clear action planning
- Review, action planning session, suggested further learning and close
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF ATTENDING THIS COURSE?
- A clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a manager
- The confidence to develop and apply your own skills in line with management best practice
- A sound understanding of how to positively manage performance
- The ability to clarify, monitor and evaluate performance against agreed objectives
- Lead a happier, more motivated and better supported team built on each individual’s strengths
- Have the chance to practise your skills with professional actors
Who is this course for?
This Introduction to Management training course covers core management skills that can be applied to almost any management role or industry sector. Aimed at those who directly manage others, it’s a popular choice for professionals who have not had any formal management training and those who are relatively new to management. It is also useful as a refresher course for managers with more experience who wish to explore best practice for communication, motivation and leadership skills.
This course can also be taken as part of our CMI Modular Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management. You can also achieve a Level 3 Award in First Line Management by completing a written assessment after this course. Call us to find out more.
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