The Middle Manager's Development Programme

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Description

This comprehensive programme provides middle-level managers with the opportunity to take stock of their approach to management and consider ways in which they may need to adjust that approach to take account of changing circumstances and increasing responsibilities.The programme places a particular emphasis on the middle manager's role in both influencing and implementing strategy and organisational change.Other important themes include supporting the development of junior managers (creating a climate in which they can be effective) and developing collaborative relationships within, and beyond, the organisation.

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This comprehensive programme provides middle-level managers with the opportunity to take stock of their approach to management and consider ways in which they may need to adjust that approach to take account of changing circumstances and increasing responsibilities.The programme places a particular emphasis on the middle manager's role in both influencing and implementing strategy and organisational change.Other important themes include supporting the development of junior managers (creating a climate in which they can be effective) and developing collaborative relationships within, and beyond, the organisation.

Course Membership

  • Middle-level managers whose responsibilities include managing other managers and/or professional staff.

  • Experienced professionals who hold positions equivalent to middle managers and who (although without line-management responsibilities) want to develop their understanding of the ways in which management and organisations work.

Course Objectives

  • To help participants take stock of their current approach to management, develop new insights and assess the impact of their behavioural style

  • To help participants understand the processes of change and continuous improvement and to enable them to champion the changes both up, down and across the organisation

Course Outline

  • The middle manager's role and the nature of modern management

  • Understanding organisations, organisational culture and organisational behaviour

  • Management style – 'differential leadership'

  • Interpersonal skills and behavioural competences

  • Team-building and 'Superteams'

  • Managing performance

  • Change and continuous improvement

  • Creative thinking and problem solving

  • Getting support - organisational politics

  • Making a case

  • Supporting and developing managerial and professional staff

  • Reviewing the value delivery system and developing collaborative relationships

  • Managing priorities to meet key responsibilities

Course Methods

A varied and interactive course employing a mix of informal lecture, case studies, discussion, exercises and training films.

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