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Moving up in management - extending your management skills

(Former name: Moving up in management: building on your skills and experience)

Course summary

Often managers are in a post for some years, without having any management training. They function well enough in role, and yet they may feel they have missed out on the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, and on some of the practical hints and tips around people management that would make things run more smoothly. If this sounds like you, you may be interested in our two-and-a-half-day Management training for moving up in management.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 24 May, 2017 – 25 May, 2017 (plus half-day morning follow-up on 20 July, 2017) — 20% off
  • 6 July, 2017 – 7 July, 2017 (plus half-day morning follow-up on 21 August, 2017)
  • 13 September, 2017 – 14 September, 2017 (plus half-day morning follow-up on 20 October, 2017)

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    Management Skills Training Courses in London

    Our Management training: moving up in management course was developed as a result of feedback from those who attended our other popular management courses. It is designed for those who would not attend Moving into management because they feel they have been 'doing it' for too long already, and who find that the predominantly strategic focus of Moving from manager to leader is not quite what they are looking for.

    This is first and foremost a skills-based management course, full of tips and techniques, for those who want to focus on the practical side of the manager's role, and to share their reflections and experiences in the company of others who are in a similar situation.

    Over the two days you will cover:

    • managing in different organisations
    • policies and procedures for people management
    • induction, supervision and appraisal: some structures
    • managing your team
    • teams and groups
    • what makes a star team?
    • motivating people
    • introduction to motivational theory
    • different thinking and operating styles
    • you and your communication style
    • managing problem behaviour
    • managing difficult situations
    • managing your manager
    • managing yourself
    • a year of free support

    After the initial two day management skills training in London there is a half-day follow-up session to review your progress, looking particularly at any sticking points.

    This course is CPD accredited and worth 12 CPD points.

    Still not sure if this is the right course for you? Why not take a look at our top tips for managers, which will give you a taste of the course content as well as some free, handy advice!

  • Who is this course for?

    This management skills course is for managers who have been in post for more than a year. It is a skills-based course for those more interested in the practicalities of people-management than the theory. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    After this management skills training, you will return to the workplace with renewed confidence and a surer grasp of your role and responsibilities. You will have worked on your management and communication skills, have gained numerous hints and tips for managing problem situations, and you will have devised an action plan to enable you to focus on what most needs attention.

  • Other courses to consider

    You can take this management skills course at an endorsed level through the ILM - see more details.  

    The Centre offers a wide programme of management and communication skills courses, including Moving from manager to leader; Presentation skills; Project management; Finance skills for non-financial managers; Strategic planning and thinking; Time management for managers

    You may also be interested in purchasing the Centre's published book: Management and leadership by Rachel Harrison.

  • Course fee
    • £655 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £825 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £925 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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