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Experienced managers with three to five years of management experience who are interested in enhancing their managerial effectiveness.


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Seminar Summary:

Develop a more proactive approach to meet complex challenges. (see full course description)


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Training Course Syllabus:

Improving Your Managerial Effectiveness Training Class

Develop proactive approaches to meet complex challenges with your team.

Designed for midlevel and developing managers, the focus is on knowing yourself and how your behavior affects your own effectiveness and the actions of your team. You’ll learn key components of team dynamics and how understanding individual goals, values, strengths and weaknesses can lead to more effective style of management and overall team performance.

How You Will Benefit

  • Ensure long-term business results by focusing on employee development
  • Meet the diverse needs of all your team members with proven communication techniques
  • Align motivation with work and personal goals
  • Anticipate and resolve conflict situations
  • Instill a culture based on trust, partnerships and respect
  • Increase dialogue and constructive feedback for optimum managerial effectiveness
  • Partner with your team to ensure long-term productivity
  • Use delegation to increase performance and individual growth

What You Will Cover

The Learning Workplace

  • Deal with significant changes
  • Assess your approach to challenges from your staff
  • Understand your behavioral profile and scoring matrix

The Manager’s Style—How Others See You

  • The four primary behavioral styles: relater, socializer, thinker, director
  • How to recognize others’ behavioral styles to increase support and communication
  • Style adaptability to increase your managerial effectiveness

Managing Teams

  • Teams, team stages and work group
  • How to develop, create and manage a successful team

The Transformational Coach—Partnership Coaching

  • How to move from a boss to a coach
  • The competencies and strengths of a transformational coach
  • Identify your developmental strategies

Style and Motivation

  • Key values in determining various ways to motivate people
  • The relationship between values and individual expectations
  • Assess your company’s existing recognition, reward and benefit systems in relation to employee growth and performance
  • How to select motivators based on individual needs

Managing Conflict

  • Assess your preference and approach for dealing with conflicts
  • Identify the critical modes for reaching successful resolution
  • Shift your style to manage conflicts

Delegation for Growth

  • Barriers and techniques to overcome resistance and minimize risks
  • Reexamine the effectiveness of your current delegating techniques
  • Delegation styles and approaches

Managing Performance and Growth

  • Apply all concepts learned through simulation actions
  • How to promote continuous learning among your staff

Extended Seminar Outline

Learning Objectives
  • Ensure Long-Term Business Results by Effectively Developing People
  • Meet the Diverse Needs of All Your Team Members with Proven Communication Techniques
  • Motivate Your People
  • Anticipate and Resolve Conflict Situations
  • Instill a Culture Based on Trust and Partnerships
  • Increase Dialogue and Constructive Feedback
  • Understand the Importance of Transformational Coaching as a Tool for Partnering with Your Team
  • Use Delegation to Increase Productivity and Individual Growth

The Learning Workplace

  • Define the Value of Participating in This Seminar—to Your Organization and Yourself
  • Assess Your Approach to Challenges from Your Staff
  • Identify Seminar Topics to Emphasize How to Best Meet Your Learning Priorities

How Others See UsThe Manager’s Style

  • Identify the Primary Behavioral Characteristics Others See in the Workplace
  • Determine How Behavioral Style Influences the Actions of Others
  • Plan Actions to Improve Personal and Group Effectiveness Using a Range of Behavioral Styles

Managing Teams

  • Differentiate a Team from a Workgroup
  • Participate in a Successful Team Activity
  • Focus on Behavioral Indicators That Lead to Successful Team Performance
  • Develop Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Teams

The Transformational CoachPartnership Coaching

  • Redefine the Role of the Manager as a Learning Partner
  • Contrast Transactional and Transformational Coaching Behaviors
  • Assess the Readiness of Participants’ Current Work Environment for Effective Partnership Coaching
  • Assess Current Coaching Competencies
  • Develop a Plan for Evolving a Trusting Learning Environment
  • Select Key Behavioral Approaches to Improve Partnership Coaching Effectiveness

Style and Motivation

  • Determine Key Values That Are Typical to Each Behavioral Style
  • Articulate the Relationship between Values and Individual Expectations in Motivating Employees
  • Identify What Current Recognition, Reward, and Benefit Systems Provide and/or Lack Motivators of Employee Growth and Performance
  • Select Motivators Based on Individual Needs

Managing Conflict

  • See How Proactively Dealing with Conflict Is a Key Skill of Effective Managers
  • Assess Your Personal Preferences and Habits in Dealing with Conflict
  • Identify Five Primary Modes for Reaching Successful Resolution
  • Shift Your Approach Effectively by Recognizing Key Indicators
  • Describe Situations to Others That Illustrate the Need for Skill in Using All Approaches
  • Promote a Learning Culture That Uses Conflict as a Platform for Building Trust and Enhancing Creativity

Delegation for Growth

  • Use Delegating as a Tool for Professional and Personal Growth
  • Recognize the Conditions of Risk in Delegating
  • Identify Barriers to Effective Delegating
  • Assess the Effectiveness of Your Current Delegating Practices
  • Know When Not to Delegate

Managing Performance and GrowthA Management Simulation

  • Approach Performance Management of Your Work Unit Using All of the Seminar Concepts in a Simulated Case
  • Experience Team Dynamics
  • Practice Successful Team Behaviors
  • Assess Your Learning from the Seminar
  • Identify Strategies That You Will Use Back at Work

Who Should Attend

Experienced managers with three to five years of management experience who are interested in enhancing their managerial effectiveness.

Note: To attend this seminar, we recommend prior attendance in at least one skills-based management course.

This course qualifies for 18 PDHs in maintaining the EMCF (Engineering Management Certified Fundamentals) and EMCP (Engineering Management Certified Professionals) credential, as well as for "contact hours" that are required to apply to sit for the EMCF and EMCP Certification Examination.


1.8 CEU / 21 CPE / 18 PDU

This is a Federal Government approved course - Request GSA Cost

Training Class Time:

Training Seminar Check-In: 8:30 AM  Training Seminar Class - 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (last day ends at 4:00 PM)

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