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-day Management training for moving up in management.

DC, Ashurst LLP
“The training related to 'real life' scenarios and was involving and engaging. The course gave very useful methods to aid me managing moving forward.”
JH, London Borough of Merton
“Excellent course leadership, content, engagement of the group. This was easily the best course of its type that I have attended. I feel inspired. Thank you.”
“The course reassured me that as a manager without formal training, I could actually do a good job. A good balance of information and sharing experiences. ”
AG, Encore Tickets
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel that I will go back into the workplace with new skills to implement and help me become a better manager.”
AM, Prostate Cancer UK
“The trainer was excellent and very lively. The course was well paced - lots of exercises and good opportunities to talk and share info as well. I learned a lot.”

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 25 October 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, 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.

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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

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!

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.

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.

You can take this management skills course at an endorsed level through the ILM – see more details. To sign up to the ILM version of our Ladder management courses, the course fee plus an additional £155+VAT ILM fee per person applies.

The Centre offers a wide programme of management and communication skills courses, including Moving from manager to leaderPresentation skillsProject managementFinance skills for non-financial managersStrategic planning and thinkingTime management for managers.

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

  • £1091 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £1224 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

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We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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