Centre for Continuing Education

A Toolkit for New Managers Course

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Master the practical management skills needed to successfully transition into your role as a new manager or supervisor.

In this new managers course, you will learn how to achieve strong outcomes through effective people and team management. You will also learn planning and organisational skills, and creative problem solving and decision- making skills.

This management course focuses on practical management and best practice management principles that you can adapt to your workplace.

Aims

This course aims to equip you with a toolkit of practical management skills that you can draw on when leading and managing your new team.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • confidently prioritise tasks and time on an individual and team basis
  • identify and implement a leadership style suitable for your organisation and team, to communicate effectively and so bring out the best in your staff
  • engage team members and build a productive workplace environment
  • deal with the challenges that arise in managing a team, including: motivating team members, dealing with difficult team members, resolving conflict and enabling change
  • lead and facilitate a team as they creatively overcome barriers for achieving team goals
  • assist with recruiting, selecting and inducting team members and managing their performance.

Content

  • Managing oneself
  • People and project management
  • The emotionally intelligent manager
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Managing change
  • Inspiring and building high-performance teams
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Planning and organising
  • Setting goals
  • Creative problem solving and decision making

Intended Audience

Suitable for new managers wanting to acquire useful practical skills for immediate application in their workplace. This course is designed for managers in all sectors – corporate commercial, not-for-profit and government.

Prerequisites

Nil. However, you are encouraged to come to this course with your own examples of managerial and leadership practices, so that discussion can be tailored to individual work requirements.

Delivery Style

This short non-award management course has a hands-on, vocational approach that includes lectures, group exercises and discussion.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • The course was very useful and the presenter’s extensive knowledge meant that discussions and help could be offered on areas that may have gone beyond the scope of this particular course. I also found it very helpful that the tutor tailored the course to the needs of the class and prioritised the relevant content.

  • An engaging tutor who used the method of learning from tasks, group activities and case studies very well. It kept the class interested, and offered a simpler way of remembering what was being taught by having us use the techniques explained.

  • I absolutely loved the course and would highly recommend it to my peers. The structure of the course and how it was broken up over the two days was great and really kept everyone engaged and willing to participate. Thank you for two extremely valuable and insightful days of learning.

  • The course material provided me with an opportunity to reflect on what the role of a manager of staff should be and how my actions contribute to the performance of a team. The use of interactive sessions enabled participants to think through and address real situations in our workplaces so that we left with solutions to use when we returned to work. I know it is now up to me to apply the knowledge I have gained in the two day course to ensure that my team is a winning one.

  • I found the course very useful in many areas. The tutor was great and the practical advice section at the end was invaluable. I felt empowered to take the advice and frameworks into my role. Would recommend.

  • Course content was spot on for my needs. Discussion/problem solving session at the end was excellent. The tutor was great and has a good teaching style and a wealth of knowledge.

  • What a great facilitator! The course content was really useful and there was a balance of theory and practical which kept us all engaged. The afternoon session on the second day was really useful and has allowed us to take away action plans with what we have learnt.

  • Had a really wonderful time at the course and felt like I learned lots – the presenter was brilliant in that he used our real life examples so it made the concepts all really clear! Thank you!

  • This course gave me the confidence to immediately apply the key principles I learned in my job as Team Leader.

  • The tutor was great – lots of real-life and relevant examples given to illustrate key concepts. Also, there was a strong focus on leadership which was great and something I think all managers should aspire to be.

  • The course was very engaging and useful. I appreciated that it was tailored to meet our specifc groups requirments. A fantastic lecturer, their examples and stories of real life situations relating to what we were discussing were very relevant and helpful. They made the course extremely enjoyable.

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What others say.

  • I like the fact that the course is interactive and does small workshops and troubleshooting so that we can practice applying the advice given, which is normally the most challenging part!
  • I enjoyed the practical application of the course material along with real life scenarios.
  • The tutor was excellent - filled with humorous anecdotes and real life examples drawn from years of experience.