Executive and Professional Development

Leadership Skills for the New Manager

So you've mastered your craft, you've learned the ropes. Now what? You have been, or will be, promoted into a leadership role. What does a manager really do? Management can be both challenging and rewarding and this two-day seminar will help you navigate this new role.  Knowing what to expect will give you the confidence to jump in with both feet. The interactive nature of this workshop gives you ample opportunity to listen to and learn from the other participants.

PRE-SEMINAR PREPARATION: Self-assessment is a key ingredient in this seminar. To help you understand your current management competency, you will be asked to do an online assessment. When you complete the assessment, a report that is yours to keep and use during the seminar will be created.

Leadership Skills for the New Manager is a required seminar for the Certificate in Skills for New Managers.


DATES - 2 Day Seminar

November 29 - 30, 2017
April 9 - 10, 2018

COURSE INFORMATION
Fee:
 $765
Facilitator: Brenda Fair, CPHR
Location: Saint Mary's University at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street

 

Program Content

Psychometric profiling for management

  • Complete a feedback instrument that assesses Work Style, Energy and Drive, Ability to Work with Others, Problem Solving Ability, Dealing with Stress and Pressure and Identifying and Managing Change and other key factors required by managers
  • Receive a 25-page assessment report that can be used as a career path development tool

Transitioning to Leadership

  • Identify potential challenges such as leading your peers
  • Orientation to your new role and stress management
  • Learn about your communication style and how it affects others
  • Learn how to adapt and adjust your habits and patterns as a leader
  • Compare various leadership styles and identify your personal prominent style and its ramifications

The Role of the Leader

  • Qualities of a high-performance leader
  • The systematic POLCA management process
  • Situational leadership 

 

Dealing with Specific Issues

 

  • Managing interpersonal conflict
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Crisis management
  • Decision-making

Creating a plan

  • Develop a 'Go Forward' action plan to focus your own personal and professional development and to integrate into your career development plans

What You Will Learn

  • How your work style, problem solving ability, communication style, and leadership style can be utilized to make the change to management
  • How best to cope with the change from non-management to management
  • The reason for and how to develop a 'Go Forward' action plan

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are a professional and/or staff member contemplating a career in management
  • are a professional and/or staff member who will be assuming a management position within your organization
  • have recently moved into a management or team leader position
  • you have been in a management role, but have not had the opportunity for appropriate professional development
  • you are a “team lead” with indirect reports or shared employees