Improve Your Management Skills & Receive
A CMI & CPD Accreditation At The Same Time

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Course Overview

The Management Skills Award consists of 13 online management training sessions that you can take from the comfort of your own desktop, mobile or tablet.

The course is accredited by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and The Continued Professional Development (CPD). The main purpose of the Award is to provide the managers who take it with a firm foundation in management skills best practices.

Each session lasts approximately 20 to 25 minutes and you have up to 13 weeks to complete all of the sessions and to request the end of programme assessment which consists of 30 multiple choice questions.

Of course, you don’t have to take 13 weeks to complete the programme. If you want to work at a quicker pace then you can.

The sessions are practical and interactive. We don’t believe in long, lecture like online training. Instead, this programme will get you engaged from the outset.

Course Content

Session 1: Essential Communication Skills
Session 2: Advanced Communication Skills
Session 3: Building High Performance Teams
Session 4: Effective Coaching Skills
Session 5: Delegation Skills
Session 6: Emotional Intelligence
Session 7: Leadership Styles
Session 8: Management versus Leadership
Session 9: Managing Change
Session 10: Managing Performance
Session 11: Motivation Masterclass
Session 12: Effective Time Management
Session 13: Conflict Management

Session 1: Essential Communication Skills

You will learn:

  • A definition of communication in business
  • Examples of how people see things from different perspectives
  • The skills of face-to-face communication
  • A model for communicating effectively
  • Using your satellite navigation system of communication
  • How matching and mirroring creates bonds between people
  • How pacing and leading creates progress in relationships
  • How filters affect our belief systems
  • The effective use of deletion, distortion and generalisation filters
  • The three skills in the art of persuasion
  • How to express your ideas through images and emotion

Session 2: Advanced Communication Skills

You will learn:

  • A definition of advanced communication and how advanced communicators differ from the norm
  • How we communicate thoughts from ourselves to another person and how that process could go wrong
  • How our senses are used to assimilate information
  • How information is monitored and assessed as we receive it and interpret it
  • What we do with information that we receive
  • How to identify the thinking patterns of other people by watching their eye movements
  • The words that advanced communicators use to send and receive messages
  • How ‘artfully vague’ language can create a higher level of understanding between people

Session 3: Building High Performance Teams

You will learn:

  • Why teams sometimes fail to work effectively
  • How to assess your team’s strengths and development areas
  • Why long term goals are essential for highly motivated teams
  • The Tuckman model of team development
  • The Situation leadership model and how it fits with team development
  • The seven characteristics of high-performing teams

“We have lots of locations around the world so the Management Skills Award is ideal for us. All of our managers receive consistent training whether they are in London or Mumbai so it works for us. The quality of the sessions are excellent and the course is very engaging”

Session 4: Effective Coaching Skills

You will learn:

  • A definition of coaching for businesses
  • Two tried and tested coaching models
  • How to apply the coaching continuum to assess when and how to coach effectively
  • How to ensure coaching sessions are effectively applied by the coachee
  • How to give quality feedback when coaching
  • The skills needed to coach in a team environment
  • The skills of great coaches, including questioning and listening, reframing and clarification

Session 5: Delegation Skills

You will learn:

  • A clear definition of delegation’s purposes and benefits
  • Why some managers fail to delegate effectively
  • Five must-ask questions for yourself before delegating
  • What skills the person needs in order to be delegated to
  • A series of ideas on how to delegate effectively
  • Some situations that you might encounter, like “I don’t have time to do this”
  • Why some people are unwilling to accepted delegated responsibility and what to do about it
  • What to do after you’ve delegated tasks
  • How to evaluate the results of delegated tasks
  • The next steps to delegate effectively

Session 6: Emotional Intelligence

You will learn:

  • What exactly EQ is, and how it’s defined in business
  • Several business cases that clarify the results of Emotional Intelligence
  • How the brain is set up to use emotions and the basics of understanding the emotional brain
  • The five stages that make up emotional intelligence
  • The competencies for effective application of EQ
  • How to put highly-developed EQ skills into practice

The training was very informative with new concepts. It was flexible where you can jump from one module to another freely and the given time duration is long enough to finish it. The training provides practical quick solutions which can be implemented immediately and we’re getting really good results.

Session 7: Leadership Styles

You will learn:

  • Four styles that are used in business today: Autocratic, Democratic, Bureaucratic and Charismatic
  • The advantages, disadvantages and uses of each of the styles
  • Six ’emotional styles’ and when to use them
  • The benefits of choosing a specific style and the results you can expect

Session 8: Management versus Leadership

You will learn:

  • The characteristics of a leader and a manager
  • What’s the main differences are between the two
  • Different facets of management at different planes of the organisation
  • The concept of SuperLeadership
  • Results-oriented management
  • The guidelines making up situational leadership
  • Different ways to improve your management and leadership styles, including developing your personal brand, emotional intelligence, developing leadership skills, inspiring, energising and encouraging others

Session 9: Managing Change

You will learn:

  • How to create the future by managing change
  • The stimulus-response model of change
  • A real example of how change affected a whole nation
  • The reality of change – how Hertzberg and Maslow’s theories account for most of our behaviour and attitudes to change
  • Six questions that facilitate change
  • External drivers to change, including the PESTLE model
  • Methods of dealing with resistance to change
  • Tips for making change a reality
  • Tips for setting and communicating the vision of change
  • A six-step process for driving change forward within your business

Session 10: Managing Performance

You will learn:

  • Why employees would not perform adequately
  • How to define the purpose, duties and responsibilities of the employee
  • How to define performance goals and measurable outcomes
  • How to run a performance development meeting
  • How to deal with attitude problems
  • What to do if performance doesn’t improve
  • The benefits of performance management
  • The benefits of tapping into people’s potential

“All of our new management staff at the C.A.B complete this course. We have used this course to improve their skills and knowledge for people management. It has shown them how to understand what type of managers they work with and most importantly what type of manager they should be. We have enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others”

Session 11: Motivation Masterclass

You will learn:

  • What motivation really is
  • Hertzberg’s, McClelland’s Maslow’s and Vroom’s ideas
  • The drivers of employee motivation
  • Why motivation is important
  • The four keys to personal drive and motivation
  • Putting it into practice
  • Creating a vision, empowering, energising, leading and inspiring

Session 12: Effective Time Management

You will learn:

  • Is it possible to manage time?
  • Four principles of effective use of time
  • The time matrix for effective results
  • Efficient Self-management tips
  • Ideas for managing email effectively

Session 13: Conflict Management

You will learn:

  • What is conflict?
  • How to resolve conflict
  • Resolutions formats for conflict
  • Constructive v Destructive behaviours

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