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Suitable for:       R What does this mean?

Your first management role is highly likely to be a major shift in responsibility. You have an opportunity to set the tone for your new team, set out your intentions as a manager and show how you will be successful. You may also be daunted and overwhelmed by the range of tasks you have to quickly become familiar with, and the breadth of what’s expected of you as a manager of people. If you have been internally promoted, there will potentially be another set of challenges to face and overcome.

Spending time on your professional development as a manager at the beginning of your management career will pay huge dividends, and this participative and thought provoking workshop will explore themes on becoming a manager, and help guide you to develop lasting strategies for success.

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    By attending this course, you will: 

    • Be able to develop a roadmap to help you focus on how to be successful in your new role
    • Work out what your opportunities and challenges are as a new manager
    • Understand what your leadership style is, and explore the concept of situational leadership
    • Understand the importance of developing your team
    • Develop the skills, knowledge and abilities to be a successful manager.

    Course outline

    • Key management and leadership skills, which ones to develop and learn
    • Characteristics of highly performing teams – how to create yours
    • Problem solving and decision making, tools and concepts
    • How to plan and allocate work
    • Action planning for continuing professional development in management skills.

    Who should attend?

    This course is ideal for aspiring or new managers.

  • Our trainer

    Jo Carr works as an independent leadership and management coach, trainer and consultant in the health, social care and social housing sectors. Before 2013, Jo spent 25 years in management roles in social housing and the voluntary sector.

    Jo is a lifelong learning qualified trainer, and an ILM qualified management and mentoring coach, and she also has a flair for bringing her learning and perspective from her background to help her clients find solutions for their pressure points.

    Jo uses a flexible and eclectic mix of products and models in her work, from NLP to Situational leadership – with the focus on the client audience developing their ability through increased confidence and capacity. She is also an accredited Belbin team roles facilitator. Jo is a very skilled communicator, with an intuitive approach to working with her audience – and this is borne out in her range of delivery methods as a coach and trainer.

  • Testimonials
    • “Thank you Jo for a great introduction!”

      Winchester City Council
    • “Good and informative workshop with plenty of opportunity to participate and ask questions.”

      Sheffield City Council
    • “Very good session, trainer is fantastic!”

      Islington Council
Managing for the first time

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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