Stepping Up 2018 - Management Development Programme

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Various AFM Locations across UK

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Programme Overview

A modular programme of six, one-day events specifically designed for newly appointed managers or those about to move into a role that requires a step change of responsibility and support. This series of six, one-day events (delivered over a 9 month period) will target all the essential elements needed by managers today. In addition to them being equipped with the ‘tools for the job’, the Stepping Up programme enables the creation of enduring professional networks that are so vital in our industry today.

Event 1 (Tuesday, 23rd January) - All about you

  • Introduction to the programme

  • Your personality at work - behavioural style

  • Identifying the hot spots

  • Applying your strengths at work

  • Managing your own motivation & that of others

  • Drivers of effectiveness

  • Impact on those around you

  • Assess your own leadership style

  • Evaluate own assertiveness in differing situations

Event 2 (Thursday, 22nd February) - Managing your resources

  • Choosing your leadership style and applying it effectively

  • Setting direction and clarity of expectation

  • How to effectively influence those around you to achieve tangible benefits

  • Harnessing the strengths of the team

  • The coaching manager

  • Establishing a culture that works

Event 3 (Tuesday, 20th March) - Essential Management Tools

  • Creating great interview experiences: Structuring an objective interview; positioning the company in the best light; selection and feedback

  • Effective and engaging Performance Management and the need for honest, difficult and motivational conversations

  • Staying safe - Employment legislation in the UK

Event 4 (Tuesday, 17th April) - Delivering Performance Improvements

  • Diagnostic mapping - collating the hot-spots, determining priorities

  • Identifying problem root causes and tackling the genuine issues

  • Introducing creative solutions to age old business problems

  • Managing change (without pain) - understanding resistance to change

  • Developing strategies to engage those around you and keeping them engaged throughout the change process.

Event 5 (Wednesday, 6th June) - Understanding the broader management agenda

  • Examining the key financial drivers - from a Finance Director’s perspective

  • Determining the future challenges, identifying the ‘unknowns’

  • Understanding what a strategy is and how to create one (for yourself, your team and business area)

Event 6 (Thursday, 12th July) - Managing your personal brand, enbabling career growth

  • Understanding and developing an individual employee brand

  • Building a professional reputation


Is it the same venue for each one day event?

No. We will deliver the Stepping Up programme in venues across the UK to ensure greater accessibility for the registered group.

Is accommodation included in the price of the programme?

Participants would be required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. We do encourage participants to use the same hotel, close to the host organisation. We will make a suitable recommendation of a hotel in plenty of time in advance to get the best rate for your booking. We also encourage participants to arrive early enough on the evening prior to the event so that we can go out to dinner.

What materials do you provide?

We supply you with programme notes, folder and any supporting materials that you will need. We will also recommend reading materials that you might want to buy to support your learning.

What if I can't make the whole programme?

We would encourage all participants to attend the whole event as this has the most impact. If you can't, for whatever reason, we will provide you with the notes and supporting materials to give you the chance to catch up.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be made in full prior to 30 days of the first event. After that, no refund will be made.

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