Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Theme: Leadership & Mentoring, People, Skills & Talent
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Are you a team leader/superviser/junior manager or new to staff management? Would you like to develop your leadership and management skills? If so this specifically designed development programme may be for you. This programme will also benefit those who are more experienced in staff management but have not received any formal training.
The most consistent conerns of owner/managers of SMEs revolve around how to have less involvement in the day-to-day activities to allow them time to focus on the development and growing of the business.
It is critical therefore that the owners/managers have enough confidence in their employees that hold some sort of management responsibility, knowing that the day-to-day activities are in safe hands and that targets will be met within budget, timescales and to the correct standard. This programme helps participants to acquire essential knowledge, develop key skills and self-confidence to manage and lead their teams.
You'll take part in four interactive workshops. The workshops will also provide opportunities for sharing practice and knowledge with other business managers and leaders.
The Participant Experience
Participants will form part of a learning group and will be encouraged and stimulated to challenge themselves. They will be encouraged to avoid blandness and develop into the type of leader that people want to work and perform well for. Using a blend of theory, interactive group exercises, reflective and collaborative learning and case studies, we will look at a combination of skills and behaviours designed to increase confidence, developing a more effective manager / leader. Coaching will focus on transferring learning to the workplace and provide participants with the opportunity to drive forward business growth through effective leadership and management.
Please note - attendance at all four of the workshops is compulsory as is a pre-programme 1:1 meeting to discuss your business growth needs with one of our advisors. All the workshop dates and content can be found below. They will all be taking place at the same venue.
There are a number of factors which can affect your eligibility for this programme. As a result please express your interest below and an advisor will be in touch to talk through your options and confirm eligibility.
This programme is funded by European Regional Development Funds and the Greater Manchester combined authority. The programme is delivered free of charge to attendees; however, as they are fully-funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules and the associated eligibility criteria.
The programme is explicitly available to Small to Medium enterprises (SMEs) based within Greater Manchester. An advisor will clarify eligibility with you but as a rule of thumb the company must have less than 250 (Full Time Equivalent) employees and the Annual Turnover must be less than 50 Million Euro OR Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro. Sector Restrictions may also apply.
Week 1 - Wednesday 3rd April: 10am - 2pm
Managing and Leading
Introduction & overview of programme, establishing individual objectives, needs & expectations, organisational/team culture, managing & leading and continuous improvement
Week 2 - Wednesday 10th April: 10am - 2pm
Communications and Managing The Work
Motivation, problem solving, decision making, communications, time management, delegation vs allocation
Week 3 - Wednesday 17th April: 10am - 2pm
Managing and Developing People
Defining jobs & roles, performance reviews, assertive manegment & leadership, managing conflict, people & team development and coaching
Week 4 - Wednesday 1st May: 10am - 2pm
Managing Resources and Change
Project Mangement, challenging constraints, managing resistance & influencing, action planning, validation and speaking to groups
Profile of Programme Facilitator
Chris Gunning has worked in the people and organisational development arena for over twenty five years as a freelance trainer, coach, facilitator, adviser, mentor, consultant and writer becoming IPD qualified, and continuing professional development via the MEd, in Education Training & Development programme at Sheffield University and Executive Coaching & Mentoring programme at Bangor University. He has undertaken assignments, primarily relating to change management for a wide variety of businesses both in the UK and overseas from multi-nationals, privatised utilities through to newly formed ‘micro’ companies, SMEs, public sector and social enterprise organisations
Where is it?
Venue to be confirmed