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This session is designed to enhance performance of your greatest asset, your employees.


Embark on a transformative journey addressing the specific challenges encountered by middle and junior managers in our Management Development Workshop. Designed to enhance strategic thinking, effective communication, and decision-making skills, this workshop provides a dynamic platform for professional growth. Engage in interactive sessions, case studies, and collaborative exercises to equip managers with the tools they need to navigate complex challenges and lead with confidence. Join us in fostering a culture of continuous learning and leadership excellence at the middle managerial level.

This workshop is ideal for Middle/Junior Managers or individuals aspiring to transition into management roles, offering a hands-on guide to develop the necessary managerial skills for success in any environment, equipping participants to excel in management responsibilities, foster team skills and emotions, and make a meaningful impact on both colleagues and business objectives. 

Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of essential managerial skills through the workshop, specifically focusing on leadership and team development. The session aims to equip participants with practical, hands-on guidance, fostering their ability to excel in management responsibilities. Key objectives include providing tools for effective team skill and emotion development, enabling attendees to make a substantial impact on both their colleagues and business objectives. By the end of the workshop, participants should have acquired the skills needed to navigate various professional environments successfully and effectively contribute to the growth and success of their teams and organizations. 

This workshop will not be recorded. 


Meet Your Trainers

Jane Duffy

Jane has had an exciting 3 years working at the Growth Company, contributing her skills and passion for fostering growth, helping businesses thrive and individuals excel.

In the capacity as a Workforce Development Specialist, we play a key part in assisting organisations to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive culture. This involves implementing innovative and diverse approaches to recruiting and onboarding. Beyond the initial phase, our focus shifts to retaining these talented individuals by establishing effective tools for learning and development. We also emphasise the importance of a structured framework that encourages positive communication and feedback between management and employees. The goal is to foster an environment that promotes excellent performance and job satisfaction across the board.

Previously Jane has loved working in financial services as a people manager, having looked after teams of up to 50 over a 20-year period. Leveraging expertise in coaching, sales, service, performance management, training, and HR. 

Paula Wadbrook 

Born into a family business, Paula has spent her career working in, and with, SMEs – from developing and managing teams, including franchises, to directorial positions. Joining the GM Business Growth Hub as a Business Advisor in 2019, her expertise lies in in leadership, team development and staff engagement, where she understands the broader picture from strategic, operational, process-driven and people-led perspectives. She is passionate about collaborating with organisations to foster sustainable growth through shared vision and values; team inclusivity; and customer, community and planet focus. 


People Power Series  

Delivered by the GM Business Growth Hub Workforce Development Team, this series of webinars will give insight, inspiration, and direction to ignite the power of your people. Open to all Greater Manchester’s businesses, it’s a not to be missed series about powering up your business from top to bottom. These workshops can be attended as standalone sessions, but the greatest value is gained from attending the series.

17th September: Elevate and Engage - Strategies for Transformative Employee Engagement
24th September: People and Performance Management
8th October: Recruitment and Onboarding - Getting it right the first time
15th October: Managing Your Workforce Through Change - Staying ahead of the curve


As this workshop is fully-funded, businesses are subject to funders' eligibility criteria. If your place is confirmed, you will receive an email from us with further details.
Greater Manchester Clients Only
Micro business, small and medium-sized enterprise, or large business
Social enterprises where these engage in economic activity

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