Introduction to Management

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Manager Training for Improved Performance
The excitement of promotion to a management role is motivating; the reality of being a successful manager is challenging!
TLSA’s Introduction to Management training course develops the essential interpersonal skills, management processes and best practice needed for people to become successful managers leading high performing teams.
This management training course provides content that is focused on the skills and behaviours that let managers achieve objectives through their people. It delivers content that can be:
  • Applied to any first line management role
  • Easily adapted to the needs of different industry sectors.
Who is Introduction to Management for?
This 2 day programme is ideal for people managers in all business sectors who are new to management, or established managers who need to develop, or refresh, their skills.
What will your managers get out of Introduction to Management?
Participants focus on four aspects of management that are ‘must have’ skills and behaviours for high performing managers:
  1. Understanding the Management Role: how a professional manager impacts on performance, develops, retains and attracts outstanding people and delivers the objectives of the organisation
  2. Utilising Management Styles: to get the best from the team and individuals and create a positive team environment
  3. Creating Management Structures: the process and frameworks required to help the team deliver outstanding performance
  4. Developing People: the skills to coach, communicate and motivate people to become top performers
What does Introduction to Management cover?
Introduction to Management features the following modules:
An Introduction to Management
  • Review of the pre-work assignment and personal assessment
  • The role, skills and qualities of the professional manager
  • Personal organisation and planning
Management Style
  • Defining personal management style
  • The impact of four management styles on performance and business environment
  • Using the right management style with each team member
Developing Management Structure
  • Creating management frameworks to develop best practice
  • Setting performance goals and objectives
  • Building team and individual processes that identify the reasons for outstanding, average and poor performance
  • The manager working on, and in, the business
Developing People
  • An introduction to performance coaching
  • Communication, check-ins and one-to-one meetings
  • Motivating the team
Personal Project
An assignment to help managers activate the learning with their teams following this management course.
What are the benefits of Introduction to Management for individuals? 
  • Developing the leadership and management skills, behaviours and confidence to achieve objectives through the performance of their teams
  • Managing people to make them feel they are valued members of the team
  • Creating a workplace environment that retains good people and attracts new, high calibre talent
  • Personal projects which provide the catalyst for managers to transfer new skills and behaviours into day-to-day business practice
What are the benefits to the organisation?
  • Managers with the skills to identify the reasons for outstanding and poor performance, then implement solutions that work
  • A management team which is the organisation’s greatest asset
  • A management team people will aspire to join
  • Professionally managed teams, delivering consistent performance, continuously developing, and producing, outstanding results
  • Communication that ensures everyone understands what is happening in the business, what is expected of the team and the importance of their personal contribution
What is the structure of the Introduction to Management course?
A blended learning approach takes your managers through a structure that features:
  • Pre-work: an assignment that engages your managers with pre-reading and a personal assessment based on four management styles
  • Workshop: a two-day workshop. Managers complete syndicates, personal projects and case studies, developing outputs that are easily integrated into day-to-day activity
  • Business simulation: TLSA’s unique ‘Introduction to Management’ business simulation brings a dynamic dimension to the learning on this course. Working in teams, participants process information, deal with multiple challenges and make management decisions in a fast-paced environment, This engaging learning process embeds learning which participants easily integrate into their personal; roles
  • Field Project: a structured project, which acts as the catalyst for your managers to implement the learning in their personal roles. This powerful motivator builds momentum which is accelerated with coaching support provided by participant’s line managers. Our support can include coaching guidance and materials.
  • Certification: an opportunity for your managers to earn an award by demonstrating how they have implemented the field project. At an event held 8-12 weeks after the workshop, they present their results to one of your senior executives and a TLSA consultant. Each presentation is assessed and each manager is provided with feedback and a certificate endorsed by you and TLSA. 
Participants and Venues
Introduction to Management is run for groups of up to 12 participants at your preferred venue. 
To ensure your organisation and managers get the maximum benefit from this course, other options you may wish to integrate are:

ILM Accreditation:  your managers can earn an accreditation from the Institute of Leadership and Management (The ILM)

ConsultancyA review of strategy, leadership and culture may point the way to aligning the course content and delivery with the opportunities and challenges your business is dealing with

Leadership Assessments: Accurate psychometric assessments that identify for each of your managers:

  • How each manager matches the needs of the current role
  • The potential for future development of each manager
  • Cognitive ability, behavioural strengths and occupational interests to show what ‘good looks like’ 
  • Surveys which illustrate how line managers, peers and direct reports view each of your managers, compared to their own perception. These are based on 18 management skill sets and 70 specific behaviours which critical to leadership and management roles
  • Personalised debriefs and reports to develop each manager 
Ready- to- Go or a Bespoke Management Training Programme
Introduction to Management is a ‘ready to go’ course. This flexible approach provides you with the options to:
  • Have the course delivered in its generic format
  • Re-order, change and add content which is specific to your organisation
We also understand that you may feel your managers need a course specifically designed to meet needs that are unique to your organisation.  Using our solution design process, we will work with you to create a bespoke course that meets your needs and fits your budget. This powerful process ensures that you get a solution that will engage your people, address your needs and deliver the outcomes you require.
Linked Courses
Having completed Introduction to Management, we would recommend the following ready-to-go or bespoke in-house courses to continue the development of your managers:
  • People Management
  • Performance Coaching
  • Leadership Training for Managers


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