Manager to Leader: Seminar for New Managers
This course equips public sector managers with knowledge and skills to transition successfully into new second-line management or other middle management positions, and gives them the opportunity to explore their leadership skills. Individual assessments, small group discussion, group projects, and other interactive learning methods help participants master the complex demands of their new roles.
Participants will evaluate the differentiations between middle manager other positional management roles—including the temptation to “do the job that they’ve just left.” They will learn how to view organizations as a dynamic human “systems,” and what is involved in actively serving as a change agent: initiating and managing change is a crucial part of the role of manager. They will acquire an understanding of both the framework for addressing conflict (failures, here, often derail managers’ careers) and the techniques successfully to resolve it; and more comfortably to engage in difficult conversations. They will learn, as well, how to build peer networks across a variety of organizational lines to maximize resources and facilitate collaboration, and what is involved in being a leader.
How You Will Benefit
- Acquire new skills to use in accomplishing work through peers and subordinates
- Develop an enhanced sense of how to adapt leadership styles to diverse groups
- Learn to apply new conflict management tools to resolve organizational challenges
- Understand better the flexibilities available in managing human resources
- Gain an increased commitment to and understanding of the leadership role
- Learn the role emotional intelligence plays in managerial effectiveness
- Assess your leadership potential and how to strengthen it
Who Should Attend
New managers typically in the early stages of their management position.