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Do you want to ensure that the skills you’re already using are still up to date, would you like to meet and mix with other experienced managers to discuss issues and challenges or would you like to take a fresh look at your management style? This two-day course will refresh your ideas and skills and develop credible leadership qualities.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.

Course Tutors

Mr David Rees

David Rees  MBA,  Chartered MCIPD,  Fellow of the CMI David worked for 20 years in management roles ranging from team leader through to Senior management before setting up his own training and management consultancy in 1992. Since then he has worked with a wide variety of organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. His clients range from consultants to manufacturing, financial services to pharmaceutical companies, and charities to government agencies. He regularly works with managers and staff in a wide range of organisations to deliver training to all levels. His extensive training experience ranges from public sector organisations to commercial businesses, from the very large to the very small. David obtained his MBA in 1992, is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Who is it for

This course is for experienced managers who want to brush up on the latest developments in management thinking or understand the ever-changing role of a manager.

Please note that you should also have at least two years’ management experience before attending this course.

Benefits

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • understand the changing role of the manager
  • develop your strategic thinking and planning skills
  • work more effectively with other senior and top managers
  • identify any improvements needed in your management skills and style
  • recognise how to improve people’s performance and motivation
  • deal more effectively with problem people
  • plan and implement change more effectively
  • recharge your batteries, your skills and your own managerial abilities.

Programme

Day one

Introductions and Course Overview

  • course objectives
  • participants’ individual objectives
  • the challenges we face as managers

The changing role of a manager

  • ‘command and control’ versus ‘support and coach’
  • what’s driving the changes? who’s resisting the changes?
  • balancing the ‘soft’ and the ‘hard’ skills
  • what changes as we get promoted to more senior management?

Management style

  • style flexibility, when to ‘push’ and how hard, when and how to ‘pull’
  • which skills increase in importance as we get promoted
  • what we need to work on

How pressure affects management style

  • what the research shows
  • recognizing the early signs of burnout
  • helping people to insulate themselves against stress
  • where does my time go?

The challenges of change

  • about strategic thinking and planning
  • people resist change – don’t they?
  • predictable reactions and the manager’s responsibility
  • 6 approaches to change and when to use each one

Day two

Review of day one

Getting the best out of people (including myself)

  • motivation strategies which really work
  • stretching and stimulating the willing workers
  • managing the difficult ones!
  • using delegation to stretch and develop people
  • different approaches for different types

Improving performance and productivity

  • ‘every day we must do more, of better, with less’ John Harvey Jones
  • reducing time stealers and Low Value Adding Tasks
  • increasing the time spent on High Value Adding Tasks
  • setting the productivity target and planning the gain

Leadership

  • ‘I have a dream’ – how to sustain my own positivity
  • what do the ‘followers’ expect from their leader?
  • characteristics of an effective leader
  • things to work on

Action Planning

  • next steps – what to work on
  • planning my own project
  • ongoing support via email.

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We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the know-how to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

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