People Management Course
A bespoke programme of activities to set you up to success as a Manager
The programme is a series of sessions, 7 in total, with two online and five in person at our Learning Pod at Kingmoor Park.
Throughout the duration of the course, you will have the opportunity to acquire innovative techniques tailored to enhance your people management abilities. The program aims to guide you through a process of self-discovery and continuous learning, providing you with essential skills necessary for becoming an effective and skilled manager.
You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with other managers in a safe environment and have plenty of laughs along the way.
You’ll benefit from learning more about yourself via an Insights Discovery personality profile, including a private session with one of our qualified practitioners.
Session 1: Welcome to the course and learn more about yourself via Insights Discovery
This is a one to one online session with Helen our Head of Learning and Insights Practitioner, to say hello, introduce herself and help you understand your Insights Discovery profile in more detail.
Session 2: What it takes to be a manager
Going from team member to manager of people is tough. Let’s discover together and in-person the greatness and benefits of being a manager, what it takes and what skills are essential. You’ll also get a chance to learn about other personality profiles through a team Insights Discovery session with other delegates on the course.
Session 3: Understanding and building a diverse team
This is a group online session with our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) specialist, Jude. You’ll learn the meaning of ED&I, what makes people truly unique, including the nine protected characteristics, how to bust bias and why building a diverse team is so important.
Session 4: Empowering people and communicating to drive high engagement levels
This is an in-person session where you’ll learn about employee voice and engagement, why it’s important and how to create a working environment in which people are empowered, productive and happy. You’ll also leave with skills to listen, communicate and influence better, as well as being able to manage conflict and emotions within a team.
Session 5: Having great conversations to drive high performance
This is an in-person session to discover why vision and values are important, how they can drive high performance in a team, as well as the importance of goal setting, giving and receiving feedback and coaching. You will be able to differentiate coaching from mentoring and training needs, learn how to coach and what it takes to develop great personal development plans for your team, as well as having great one to ones.
Session 6: Understanding what it takes to be a Manager
This is an online group session with our Wellbeing Specialist, Dr Bill Patterson, to learn about personal resilience, how to improve it, stress and what it takes to stay healthy, both mentally and physically in your demanding management role.
Session 7: Driving innovation and embracing change
Join us for our last in-person session. This is an opportunity to learn how to manage business change, encourage creativity and innovation as well as the importance of collaboration within a team. We’ll also have an inspirational guest to share their story with you and hopefully inspire you to take what you have learnt and Realise your potential when going back into the workplace.
What is Insights Discovery?
Insights Discovery is built to help people understand themselves and others, create a high performing team and make the most of the relationships that affects them in work. It uses a simple and memorable four colour model to help people understand their style and their strengths.
It can really help you understand your own communication styles and those of your colleagues. This leads to improved interpersonal relationships, reduced misunderstandings, and more effective communication within the organisation.
It is a powerful tool for leadership development. You will gain insights into your leadership styles and learn how to adapt your approach to better lead and motivate your teams.
In summary, Insights Discovery will help you better your communication styles, improving your teams dynamics, enhancing your leadership, increase employee engagement, and ultimately contribute to a more harmonious and successful work environment.
Who is this course for?
This programme is for anyone who is, or is developing to become a manager and responsible for people.
You may have been in your management role for an amount of time and never had the opportunity to learn these skills, or you may just have been promoted into your first managerial role.
You might also be aspiring to become a manager in the near future.
Our course is ILM accredited, what does this mean?
We’re so proud to announce that our People Management Course has achieved Institute Approval, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to excellence in manager development.
This means all learners will have access to The Institute’s unique, curated library of online leadership development resources via their award-winning e-learning tool, MyLeadership.
On completion of our course, learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and an upgrade to Professional Membership of The Institute, including postnominal letters and digital credentials.