Moving into management – taking on your first management role

(Former name: Moving into management: taking on a new role)

Course summary

This two-day management training course has been specifically designed for people who are embarking on a new role in management. It will increase your understanding of the manager’s role, and leave you with a development plan for gaining further management skills.

IA, UnLtd.
“The Centre will remain number one choice for training for me.”
CK, Aerodrome Children's Centre
“The building, the trainer and overall experience is one I will not forget. Great company, great training and a fantastic experience that I am grateful for.”
CC, Concourse Display Management Ltd
“The course was fast-paced and covered lots of ground. The trainer was enthusiastic and motivational. I feel the course was a great benefit to me and look forward to putting my new skills into practise”
RB, Breast Cancer Campaign
“The course was brilliant. Honestly, I was worried that there would be a lot of jargon and 'management speak' and lot of theory, but everything was taught with a keep focus on practical implementation.”
PF, British Science Association
“Excellent – a really interesting course and a great trainer. I will take lots away with me and try out the practical solutions for stress.”

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:

  • 19-20 March 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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This training course helps new managers gain confidence and skills. It focuses particularly on the crucial people skills that you need to supervise and motivate your team. We will work on group members’ own issues, as well as prepared case studies, in a confidential and supportive setting. Over the two days you will cover:

  • the manager’s role: key management responsibilities
  • leadership and management
  • planning ahead: principles, tools and strategies
  • motivating and managing individuals
  • performance management systems: induction, appraisal and supervision
  • offering effective and appropriate feedback
  • the art of delegation
  • leading your team
  • management and leadership styles
  • good communications: verbal and non-verbal messages
  • the importance of good listening skills
  • managing with assertiveness
  • time management
  • your current management issues and difficulties
  • 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!

Our Moving into management course is for anyone stepping on the first rung of the management ladder. They may recently have taken up a post, or be about to do so. Others with more experience but no formal training will also find the course rewarding. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

Each day includes some whole group sessions, but the emphasis is on practical exercises in groups, pairs and on your own. The course offers many opportunities to work on your own real-life management problems, in a supportive and totally confidential environment.

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.

This course is an introduction to a range of management skills. The Centre offers a wide programme of other management courses, all of which have been designed to help you further your professional development. Why not take a look at Strategic planning and thinkingProject managementFinance skills for non-financial managersTime management for managers; Diversity. New managers can sometimes need help with their assertiveness so you may wish to try the Centre’s Assertiveness training.

You may also be interested in purchasing the Centre’s published book: Moving into management.

  • £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

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

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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