Why choose this programme?

Create your own centre of excellence and raise the standard of management practice in your organisation.

Our Essential Management Skills custom programmes are designed to give new managers the skills and confidence to take the next step forward in your organisation.

It will allow you to create a cohort of managers aligned to your organisation’s values and purpose, acting as a quality mark for others to follow.

This programme is for you if…

You want to develop
the ability of your managers to unlock the performance of their teams.

Client success story: Kirby Engineering

We worked with Kirby Engineering to develop 36 project managers – consisting of mechanical and electrical engineers – as people managers and team leaders.

Listen to Fergus Barry, Human Resources Director at Kirby, tell the story.


Less than half of new managers receive any kind of formal training to help them transition into a management role.


81% of front-line managers say they are not satisfied with their own performance.


70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job.

Programme Themes

Personal management

Understand your role as a manager within your organisation’s unique ecosystem.

Enabling others

Developing your ability to motivate and empower others. Create high-performance teams that deliver consistent results.

Negotiate and influence

Enhance your negotiation skills and learn how to better resolve conflicts, building personal resilience.

Planning and strategy

Align your resources with your goals, set clear benchmarks and work with agility within a defined framework.

Culture building

Embed cultural values in your managerial cohort, setting clear frameworks for them to work within, and clear goals to work towards.

Communicating with clarity and purpose

Communicate a clear vision to others, allowing you to lead with purpose.

Key takeaways

Ignite Performance

Create new levels of performance in your managers and their teams. Your managers will gain the tools, techniques and mindset shifts required of the modern manager.

Quality Alignment

Ensure a culture of quality that permeates throughout your organisation. You will have a cohort of managers that can execute your organisation's mission on the front-lines.

Develop Leaders

Begin shaping your next generation of leaders from within. Develop leadership traits that engender trust and motivation within teams, and communication skillfully across the organisation.

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