A person’s training needs don’t suddenly disappear once they become a manager. On the contrary, because of the complex and demanding nature of their roles, managers are likely to have diverse and ongoing training requirements.

At GP Strategies, we are experts in organisational learning and development and offer a range of management consulting training solutions that align with your business objectives and promote excellence within your organisation.

What is management training?

Put simply, management training is development activity that centres on improving a person’s ability to be an effective leader and skilfully coordinate the activities of an organisation. It is a broad term that encompasses many areas of professional development, including; management courses focusing on soft skills such as how to influence and inspire others and various topics; conflict management, leading teams, time management, decision making, building successful business cases, managing change and much more. Thanks to the variety of courses available, you will be able to find programmes that match the specific needs of your managers regardless of their professional development requirements.

Management training benefits people in a wide range of roles, from line managers and project leaders to executives.

What are the learning outcomes? 

Each of our management courses has its own specific learning objectives. Here are some of the key outcomes delegates will gain from our learning programmes:

Communicating with confidence - Have an improved ability to build and enhance professional relationships within their organisation and with third parties. This includes being able to recognise key communication traits and adapt their communication style to suit others.

Conflict management - Be more effective at dealing with conflict in day-to-day situations. For example, delegates will be able to identify the causes of disputes, find ways to resolve them and describe options for ongoing conflict management.

Negotiation and influencing - Know how to communicate with colleagues and customers more persuasively, through identification of ideal, optimal and fallback positions, using verbal and non-verbal negotiation language and recognising when to say no.

Introduction to management - Improve their performance as a manager; being able to identify their personal management style and recognise when other approaches may be required.

Time management - Be empowered to make optimal use of their time; identification of any time management problems they have and finding ways to overcome them.

Effective decision making and problem solving - Use process tools such as SWOT analyses, Ishikawa Fishbone and Six Thinking Hats to improve their decision making. Delegates will develop skills in areas such as gathering data to enhance decision making and creating strategies to deal with the unexpected.

Recruiting and interviewing skills - Become more effective at identifying the right candidates to fill specific roles. This includes being able to recognise the competencies and skills needed in vacant positions, structure professional interviews and operate a fair process that meets all legal requirements.

Leading teams - Develop greater confidence and ability in leading teams. Delegates will learn a range of skills, including how to work through conflict and accelerate the progress of development and performance of their teams.

Managing employee performance - Become better at enhancing the skills and performance of employees; setting clear standards and goals and handling performance issues both formally and informally.

Assertiveness and self-esteem - Know what assertiveness is and how to behave in this way. Delegates will understand the effects of different verbal and non-verbal behaviours.

Managing change - Become more effective at managing change in business, by gaining an understanding of the various stages people go through when they are faced with change. Delegates will also learn techniques to support people through change.

Business cases - Understand how to develop and present persuasive and professional business cases.

Why is it so important and what are the risks of not investing in this training?

It’s sometimes wrongly assumed that by virtue of their jobs titles, managers have an inherent ability to deal effectively with the different scenarios and challenges they face. In reality, just like any other employees, they need access to appropriate development opportunities if they are to fulfil their potential and provide maximum benefit to their organisations. Read more about the importance and risks of not investing in management training.

How GP Strategies can help you

We understand that our clients aren’t looking for management training as a tick box exercise. When you’re searching for courses, you want solutions that address the specific needs of your managers and deliver bottom-line results. That’s exactly what you get when you come to GP Strategies. We provide an impactful, hard-hitting learning and development service that will help your managers and your organisation as a whole to meet tactical and strategic challenges now and into the future.

How does GP Strategies offer this training?

We design training solutions that meet the learning objectives of your individual employees, wider team and business. When creating our learning solutions, curriculums or programmes, we work through a process to ensure our clients get the results they want. This begins with a training needs analysis and progresses through; design, development, implementation, delivery and finally evaluation, where we learn and pivot.

Our management training solutions adapt to the environment of your workforce. Whether it’s the language, location, style or method of delivery – our solutions deliver results.

To find out more about our management learning consultancy services, request a call back or contact us.