Managing for the first time – navigating the first six months

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. 

Managing for the first time – navigating the first six months

Managing for the first time 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.  

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 newly-appointed or soon-to-be-appointed team leaders and managers. 

Jo Carr

Jo Carr Jo Carr

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.

training track record

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing training@hqnetwork.co.uk