Who Is This Programme For?
This programme is ideal for managers who run departments, other teams, or projects.
It’s aimed at middle level and senior managers who need to achieve department or operational goals and objectives. If you’re not at that level please check out our Team Leader Apprenticeships, commercial Team Leader Training and Supervisor Courses.
It will cover all the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to be a successful modern-day department head/operations manager.
Our programmes are completely flexible in terms of delivery with minimum numbers of 1! We can run this as an internal in-house training programme for a cohort or we can use our eco-delivery method all through virtual training and online coaching enabling us to run the programme on a personalised, individual basis.
What Will You Learn?
Being an effective department head or operations manager means that you need to be able to juggle many balls up in the air at the same time. There are the people management skills that you need, the various projects and workstreams that you are responsible for and of course, the key performance indicators that you need to achieve.
This programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours so you can excel at what you do to deliver operational plans, manage resources effectively and lead and develop the talent within your department.
How Will You Learn?
This is a 18-month programme and with our flexible delivery model, the choice is yours on how you’d like to learn.
If you have several managers within your organisation that have the same needs then we can run this programme as a cohort with a mixture of face to face, virtual and/or blended sessions – we’ll work with you to determine the right mix. Conversely, we can run this as an individual programme.
Our eco-delivery model is a mixture of regular one-to-one virtual training and online coaching sessions removing the need for learners to leave the office or their home.
In-house, customised delivery for a number of you from the same company. Choose from face to face, virtual and online delivery methods.
Monthly 2 hour virtual training and coaching sessions for individual learners. Flexible, remote learning that is personalised to your role.
Learners Will Cover
- Informal and formal learning
- Learning styles models
- Learning agility
- Leadership styles models and theories
- Facilitating cross-team working
- Effective delegation
- Emotional intelligence
- Unconscious bias
- Dimensions of diversity
- Organisational culture and the links to inclusion and diversity
- Organisational strategy
- Organisational values
- Management models
- Team building techniques
- Time management
- Prioritising skills
- Seeking and receiving feedback
- What drives change?
- Common blockers and challenges
- Change management models
- Interpersonal skills (incl. communication skills and active listening)
- Barriers to communication and how to overcome them
- Providing constructive feedback
- Problem-solving techniques
- Decision-making techniques
- Resilience and accountability
- Rapport building techniques
- Managing relationships effectively via emotional intelligence
- Conflict management
- Organisational governance and compliance
- Performance management techniques
- Delivering value for money
- The project lifecycle
- Project management roles and tools
- Managing risks and resources
- Planning and preparation
- Practice and techniques
- One on one help and guidance
This programme will been designed and delivered in a way that will maximise the performance of each learner. Learning the theory of a topic is great but it’s what the learner does to embed the learning and actually use it, that matters most.
All learning is reinforced with ongoing coaching, online resources and off-the-job activity to bring it all to life.
Each part of the programme will support each learner to apply their knowledge and skills via INTENT – IMPLEMENT – IMPACT.
- What did they plan to change?
- What did they change and how?
- What impact did it make?
Initial workshop and event about the programme and how to get a high grade.
Creation of a pre-programme learning and development plan. Includes goal setting and actions.
These can consist of workshops, masterclasses, virtual training, action learning sets, projects or coaching.
One to one development with a designated skills coach. Covers skills and an assessment progress review.
To take in-between learning events and to help embed the learning. Self-study and in the flow of work resources.
20% of the learner’s total working hours is used for “off-the-job” learning and development activities.
Held between the learner, employer and skills coach to monitor progress and to make any adjustments.
Our designated skills coaches will always be on hand to help your learners all throughout the programme.
End of programme assessment. Consists of activities like observations, evidence, tests and discussions.
Learners gain a pass, merit or distinction from their end point assessment based on their results.
Get In Touch!
If you have got some training requirements in mind please call us on 0333 320 2883 or complete the online form below and tell us about what they are and we’ll get back to you with some options and costs.