Transition to Management

Transition to Management

The first line manager role is unique in organisations as this person is the one level who manages non-managers, for people new to managing others there is a lot to learn. This course is aimed at those new to management; those with about 6 months experience as a manager; or those you are looking to promote in the next few months.

Dates 13 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 09:30am-5:00pm
Venue Eagle Labs, 7-8 Clifton Court, Cherry Hinton Road, CB1 7BN
Organiser name Sarah L Gleadell
01223 760108
Availability 12 places available.

Event details:

Transition to Management

Programme Overview

The ‘first line manager’ role is unique in organisations as this person is the one level who manages ‘non-managers’. This brings its own set of hurdles to overcome, and for people new to managing others there is a lot to learn. Overall, being a new manager can be tough; and a practical toolkit of best practice do’s and don’ts will really help new managers avoid mistakes, and feel more equipped to cope in the early days.


This programme will enable new managers to:

    •       Adjust their mindset from individual contributor to manager and deal with the changes in workplace relationships

    •       Recognise key challenges ahead so they can avoid early mistakes

    •       Identify opportunities for delegation to provide time to manage and opportunities for others

    •       Managing workloads and deadlines, especially customer demands

    •       Deal with the early stages of people problems and conflict

    •       Develop their team through coaching and team work

    •       Run team briefings

    •       Deliver 1-2-1 reviews and provide coaching feedback

    •       Identify a ‘tool-kit’ of techniques and skills which they can use to cope with issues they will face as they grow into their new job

Target Audience

    •       Team leaders, supervisors and project managers with up to one years experience in their new role

    •       High potentials who look to be promoted in the next 6 months

    •       Technical and project leads who would like to ‘up skill’ on their management techniques

Course Structure and Methodology

A set of powerpoint slides are provided to delegates as a ‘take away’ some of which are for further background reading as the actual course delivery is provided through:

  1. Powerpoint slides
  2. Case study examples with full group discussion
  3. Role play in small groups with delegate and facilitator feedback
  4. Full Group exercises with facilitator feedback
  5. Group debate and sharing of experiences and challenges

Content Overview

Day one

    •       Kicking  off - the early days

                ◦       Being a manager – what it means

                ◦       Coping with  the changes ahead

                ◦       Typical challenges to deal with

                ◦       Creating good  habits and routines early

    •       Getting things done

                ◦       Managing and doing your ‘day job’

                ◦       Keeping  focused on what you want to achieve

                ◦       Target and objective setting

                ◦       Giving work to others – the art of delegation

                ◦       Building in time to do value added things

Day two

    •       Developing my people

                ◦       Coaching around the task to support others

                ◦       Using key motivators to create followers

                ◦       Managing people at different stages of knowledge and enthusiasm

                ◦       Giving difficult feedback

    •       Developing  my team

                ◦       Building trust and respect in the team

                ◦       Spreading the workload

                ◦       Growing the team through briefings and working together

                ◦       Working with remote workers

                ◦       Action Planning and gaps to develop

Max Numbers : 12

Trainers:DGi facilitators all come from the business world and bring vast amounts of real world experience into their facilitation. Whilst each one of them is unique the style is one of ‘sherpa’ where we help you get to the highest point possible.

CPD Points awarded: 13
Cambridge Network Learning Collaboration is a certified CPD points provider for CPD training registered and certified with:     THE CPD STANDARDS OFFICE 

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