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Being promoted to a management position can be an exciting step in furthering your career. However, it can be overwhelming to navigate the responsibilities and expectations that come with your new leadership role.

Our Leadership skills for Emerging Managers course is specifically designed to give those who are new to managing people the confidence and core skills needed to effectively motivate and lead their teams to success.

Through practical group workshops, individual questionnaires and reflective learning, understand key elements of line management and which leadership style works best for you and your team.

Leave the day with 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.

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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 develop a culture of high performance
  • Learn how to best 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.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:00 - 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 several management styles and how to lead different groups of people successfully
  • Identify 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 a 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
  • Set 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

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

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Leadership in Action

Participate in interactive workshop activities led by the trainer 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 manage
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close