Essential Management Skills Courses - LONDON CORPORATE TRAINING

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Essential Management Skills

Course Ref: M.1A

Course Subject: Management Skills

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Course Overview

  • The role of the modern day manager is more demanding than it has ever been. However, with the right skill set and psychology for success, it can also be hugely rewarding for both the manager and his or her staff. This training course has been designed to develop important skills that all managers should possess in the current business world, including how to lead, motivate and inspire your team, verbal communication skills, and effective objective/target setting. The programme is delivered in a highly practical way, giving all learners the chance to ask questions about real life business challenges, discuss their aspirations for becoming a better manager, and to gain expert advice from a highly experienced business consultant. Throughout the course participants will be encouraged to share their learning and commit to an action plan that will help them use their skills when they return to the workplace.

Who should attend?

  • Senior Managers who would like to refresh their leadership, management and team building skills
  • Junior Managers who would like to develop their career and build on their knowledge
  • Managers who are new and would like to learn the key skills of successful leadership, management and team building
  • Departmental Heads
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers

Learning objectives

  •  To set objectives and targets to achieve the vision, mission and goals of an organisation
  • To apply the skills of leadership to enhance the management role
  • To motivate people and build successful teams
  • To communicate effectively verbally in all situations with all people

Course content

Setting Objectives and Targets

  • Where are you now and where do you want to be, by when?
  • Plan and actions required to achieve these objectives
  • Improve organisational, team and individual performance with quantifiable targets
  • Monitoring, measuring and feeding-back results


  • Vision, roles and responsibilities of an inspirational leader
  • Qualities, skills and commitment required
  • Adapting leadership styles to different situations
  • Overcoming the challenges of leadership


  • Factors which motivate you and others
  • Achieving organisational goals with a motivated workforce
  • Increasing motivation to improve individual performance
  • Management skills required to motivate individuals and teams

Team Building

  • Characteristics of an effective team
  • Roles and responsibilities of individuals in the team
  • Building a strong team which delivers results
  • Delegating, appraising, evaluating, coaching and mentoring skills for teambuilding

Verbal Communication Skills

  • Structure simple messages using appropriate language and delivery
  • Listen attentively to ensure mutual understanding
  • Generate productive and open discussions to solve problems
  • Overcome the barriers to effective verbal communication

ILM This course is recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)