Developing New Managers

Workshop Overview:

Effective, high-quality management is key to organizational success. No matter what your industry, your organization needs to have skilled managers in place to be the best it can be. But managers don’t just appear out of nowhere, equipped with the skills to succeed. Managers need to be developed. And while your organization is likely to do a mix of external hiring and internal promotion, taking the time to develop new managers from within the organization is a worthwhile time investment. There are several strategies that can help you develop new managers, which ensures not just the success of individual employees but of the organization as a whole.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for developing new managers
  • Understand the importance of defining a clear management track
  • Determine core roles and competencies for managers
  • Understand the importance of continuous development for managers
  • Apply the principles of manager development to your own organization

Course Module:

Module One: Getting Started   

  • Workshop Objectives   

Module Two: Managers are Made, Not Born     

  • Managers Must Be Developed 
  • Management Skills Can Be Learned        
  • Managers Learn by Being Managed Well              
  • Create a Management Track      
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Three: Create a Management Track      

  • Clearly Define Roles and Competencies
  • Provide Tools    
  • Identify Candidates Early             
  • Clearly Define the Management Track  
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Four: Define and Build Competencies

  • Clearly Define Competencies Needed   
  • Identify Strengths          
  • Identify Development Needs    
  • Provide Development Opportunities     
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Five: Managers Learn by Being Managed Well

  • Pair New Managers with Mentors           
  • Reward Effective Managers       
  • Emulate Effective Managers      
  • Create and Document Best Practices     
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Six: Provide Tools         

  • Provide Manuals and Policy Documents               
  • Empower New Managers           
  • Provide Support              
  • Provide Training and Development Opportunities           
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Seven: Provide Support             

  • Encourage Peer Networking      
  • Establish Resource People          
  • Encourage Mentor Relationships             
  • Establish Regular Check Ins         
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Eight: Identify Strong Candidates Early               

  • Development Begins Early          
  • Identify Candidates Early             
  • Identify Candidates Through Reviews   
  • Develop Those with Management Goals              
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Nine: Clearly Define the Management Track    

  • Make the Path to Management Clear    
  • A Clear Track Is a Guidepost       
  • A Clear Track Ensures Quality Training and Support          
  • Succession Planning and Change Management 
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Ten: Empower New Managers

  • Making Decisions            
  • Asking for Help
  • Support, Don’t Micromanage    
  • Continuous Growth and Development 
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Eleven: Provide Growth Opportunities               

  • Provide Continuous Growth Opportunities         
  • Create a Development Plan       
  • Provide Regular Feedback          
  • Encourage Mentoring   
  • Case Study         
  • Review Questions          

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise