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Being promoted to a management position can be an exciting step in furthering your career. Nevertheless, undertaking the new challenges that arise from managing people and ever-changing landscapes can also feel like a daunting task, even more so when doing it remotely.

As a manager you need to be compassionate, emotionally intelligent and responsive to unexperienced and unexpected situations.

Our Leadership Skills for Emerging Managers course gives you the core practical skills to manage and lead your teams to success. Specially designed for those with little experience of managing people, it tackles the key elements of line management, from goal setting to delegation.

Attend this engaging course to hear about different styles of leadership, and discover which style works best for you and your team through individual questionnaires, reflective learning and practical group exercises. Take away the skills to deal with some of the more difficult aspects of people management, including handling challenging conversations, giving negative feedback and managing poor performance.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Marie Thake
People Development Consultant - Truly Inspired

Marie is a dedicated, passionate professional people development specialist, who runs her own Coaching and training business. She partners with organisations to make a difference to employees as individuals and enables them to feel engaged with the organisations they work for, leading them to achieve their own and their organisations’ vision.

Marie is passionate about having the ability to enthuse others to learn, through engagement, building trust and understanding what motivates people to perform. She has held her role of Director and People Development Consultant for over 10 years following her roles for companies such as Prudential, HBOS, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the different management styles and choose the one that suits you best
  • Build your confidence to be able to manage and lead your team to meet collective goals and objectives
  • Understand the importance of building a motivated team and how to ensure a culture of high performance
  • Take away tips on how best to manage the more difficult aspects of management, including giving feedback and delegation
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Understanding Different Management and Leadership Styles

  • Realise the challenges and opportunities of emerging managers
  • Know how to cement your role as a manager and be perceived positively
  • Learn how to adapt your style depending on who you are communicating with
  • Explore a number of management styles and how to lead different groups of people successfully
  • Identify your position as a new manager – your strengths, limitations and what leadership style suits you and your team best
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

The Importance of Team Building

  • Look at different types of teams and evaluate your current team structures
  • Learn the theory behind high performing teams and how to utilise this to your benefit
  • Understand how to transition from your role as team member to team leader and the possible challenges that may arise
  • Explore how to build effective and motivated teams through communication with different people on an individual level, including how to focus on personal wellbeing
12:00 - 12:15


12:15 - 13:00

Setting Realistic Goals, Managing Results and Achieving Effective Delegation

  • How to monitor staff performance and maintain motivation
  • Setting expectations which are tangible, accountable and manageable
  • Explore coaching techniques and develop the skills to get the most out of people
  • Learn how to plan effectively to ensure the priorities of your organisation are met
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Managing Difficult Conversations and Giving Feedback

  • Take away tips for managing poor performance in a constructive way
  • Practise managing difficult conversations and actioning tough decisions
  • Developing an effective and assertive leadership style to cope with challenging situations
  • Learn how to have developmental conversations and give feedback which empowers your team
  • Finding the balance between maintaining control and instilling a culture of trust and inclusivity
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Leadership in Action

Work with the Trainer through a number of interactive workshop activities to put the skills you’ve learned from the day into practice.

  • Conduct self-analysis based on what you have been discussing throughout the day
  • Build your personal leadership development plan for implementation back at work to become a confident manager
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways