Moving from manager to leader – taking on a senior management role

(Former name: Moving from manager to leader)

Course summary

Our Management training: moving from manager to leader – taking on a senior management role is a course developed for aspiring senior managers and chief executives. The senior management training is for managers who have at least three years’ experience, with direct responsibility for managing both people and resources. In challenging times, it provides a much needed opportunity to focus on your strategic skills, your organisational understanding and your capacity to lead and manage through change. It offers an excellent chance to reflect on your experience with others who are similarly placed, tackle any difficulties, and raise your effectiveness even further. This is a two-day senior management course.

FW, Climb
“The content of the course was varied and interesting with a fantastic trainer who helped me gain a more in-depth knowledge of how to bridge the gap from manager to leader. ”
“An excellent course. I would recommend it to anyone moving from a manager to leader in their career. The trainer delivered the material extremely well & kept everyone engaged throughout. ”
SR, National Union of Teachers
“The trainer was interactive, intuitive and very personable in delivering the course. She kept me interested, gave me relevant solutions and made me feel supported. The course was excellent.”

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:

02-03 September 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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Senior Management Training Courses in London

Moving from manager to leader helps middle and senior managers to gain confidence, authority and skills. This senior management training course focuses particularly on the crucial leadership skills and strategies that you need to make the most of every opportunity, for both your organisation and yourself. Over the first two days you will cover:

  • leadership in today’s climate: what we can do
  • from operational to strategic management: moving up a gear
  • your organisation, its culture and its impact on your leadership approach
  • power and authority: differences and similarities
  • how power works in organisations
  • leading and managing through change
  • how to ‘be’ as a senior manager: handling yourself in role
  • using your influence at work
  • team-building for success
  • your team leadership style
  • the leader as communicator
  • managing difficult conversations and meetings
  • managing upwards and sideways
  • advanced motivation skills: understanding and getting the most from different individuals
  • critical incidents in organisations: how to avoid a crisis
  • impression management: your personal PR
  • a year of free support

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

Our Moving from manager to leader course is specifically targeted at senior managers. It will be helpful, though not essential; to have attended either the Centre’s Moving into management course or our Moving up in management course. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

After this senior management training you will have a better understanding of the way power works in organisations. You will be able to operate within your own organisation with increased effectiveness, and handle yourself as a manager with increased assurance. Your people and resource management skills will be honed, and you will be in a position to use your new-found influence and authority wisely.

You can take this 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.

You may be interested in some of out other management training courses such as Strategic planning and thinking; Diversity matters; Project managementInfluencing skillsFinance skills for non financial 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)

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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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