New Managers Peer Group

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The New Managers’ Peer Learning programme brings together managers who are new to the role of managing people. It is a collaborative learning group, focusing on empowering delegates to identify common challenges then identify practical solutions.

The programme takes place over a 5 month period with managers signing up for the whole programme. As the content is focused on management skills managers from across all industries are invited to join. With a maximum group size of 10 participants meeting regularly over a 5-month period, delegates take ownership for devising and testing their strategies, with active application of the learning reinforcing the impact.

This group is a natural progression for managers who have taken our popular Transition to Management course.


Programme benefits:

  • Confidential and collaborative peer-to-peer learning environment
  • Increases your network to meet your peers across different sectors
  • Increases confidence
  • Company visits and guest speakers (where relevant)
  • Highlights and tackles common challenges
  • Exposure to different industries and management models
  • Blended learning resources (including books, videos, online learning)
  • Expert facilitation


Start date: To be decided Member Cost: £850+VAT/person
Duration: 2 full days + 3 x 1/2 days (5 sessions over 5 months) Non-member Cost: £1062.50+VAT/person
Max delegates: 10  


“ Participating in the Peer Learning Group allowed us to take a look at our current management approaches and appraise them in a positive, supportive environment. We built on our existing knowledge through the use of a combination of management models and our own experiences to develop as managers. The facilitator was both thoughtful and challenging, and we covered ground that has really allowed me to grow into my current role. Participating in the group has armed me with the knowledge to face future challenges with confidence in my abilities. I can’t recommend the course enough for anyone who has recently become a manager and is looking for additional support and learning opportunities."


Topics are bespoke to the group but could cover: Managing people remotely/across borders, managing high/low performers, basic employment law, providing effective feedback to senior managers, influencing and persuasion.

Sample job titles of attendees:  Scientist, Office Manager, Comms Manager, Technical Manager, Finance Manager, Team Leader etc.


How to book:

Booking is by email. Please contact Louise Rushworth, or click "Make an Enquiry" below to register your interest in attending or to find out more. We will also run a waiting list if you cannot make the next date.



Once booked onto a paid-for peer learning group, refunds for delegates are not available within four weeks prior to the start date as we have committed to the trainer costs. Cancellations up to this date can be made by contacting Louise Rushworth. Substitutions will be considered.  If we don't meet the minimum numbers (6 delegates) to go ahead we will reschedule for a slightly later date and will keep delegates informed.

*Membership from £50+VAT per annum - join now and save on training