New Supervisor and New Manager Training

The Five Disciplines of Managing Others for Transitioning and First Time Managers

“The customized New Manager Training programs have helped us to reduce employee relations issues and increase engagement by helping our inexperienced managers to communicate more effectively with their peers and teammates. The workshops and follow-up have positively impacted employee engagement, retention and productivity.”
Noelle VanVlierbergen | Human Reousrces Director | Sony

“Performance improvement is strongly linked to cultivating the proper type of motivation. Since the new manager training, I have been much more focused on identifying and discussing how our actions in Engineering create value to IGT’s success. So far, the feedback has been positive. The group appears to be more accountable for their actions, and victim loop reactions are less frequent. The value proposition for me and those groups we work with is better teamwork, higher spirits, and a better outlook for things to come in the future (renewed enthusiasm).”
Stewart Thoeni | Engineering Director | International Game Technology

The knowledge, skills and abilities to manage others is not intuitive and, for all but a few, does not come naturally. In fact, according to a recent management study, only 25% of employees say that their companies are good at helping individuals transition into their first managerial roles.

We know that poor management transitions create poor new managers. This customized and highly interactive new supervisor and new manager training program provides a powerful first step toward building management and leadership capabilities that will enable managers to improve performance, decrease attrition, increase employee engagement and minimize employee relation issues.

New supervisors and new managers will learn and put into use principles, approaches, and tools that concentrate on the five disciplines of managing others within their unique organizational culture:

  1. Understanding a manager’s role in your organization

  2. Communicating as a manager

  3. Implementing performance planning

  4. Motivating and incentives

  5. Prioritizing and delegating

These five areas of the new supervisor and new manager training program provide participants with a fundamental grounding in what it means to be a new leader. As managers grow and the nature of their responsibilities and challenges change, mastery in these five disciplines will remain central to their success.

This interactive new supervisor and new manager training workshop has 6 key objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with foundational management principles and practice core management skills that matter most at your company.
  2. Understand and use critical communication skills that enable managers to have productive, mutually beneficial performance management conversations and effectively navigate difficult employee situations.
  3. Establish performance measures and set goals with employees that support individual development, career aspirations and organizational objectives.
  4. Set priorities that are aligned with key stakeholders.
  5. Delegate to maximize team performance and organizational resources.
  6. Understand how to apply management disciplines to create effective teams.

Organizations that roll-out, implement and reinforce new supervisor and new manager training programs consistently benefit from:

  • Increased performance and organizational productivity.
  • More effective execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Greater level of workforce engagement and retention of top performers.
  • Increased bench strength in the manager pipeline.

New Manager Training Course Outline:

I.  Your Role and Responsibility as a New Manager

  • Understand “best or preferred” practices used by effective managers
  • Identify distinctions between the roles of an Individual Contributor and a Manager
  • Understand your role and responsibilities as a manager at your organization

II.  Communicating as a New Manager

  • Gain an understanding of communication styles
  • Learn to match the right communication style with your objectives
  • Know the communication barriers that can cause challenges and misunderstandings
  • Learn communication distinctions: directing vs. informing and open-ended vs. close-ended questions

III.  Performance Planning

  • Establish measures and identify targets that will enable your team to be forward-focused in reaching their goals
  • Know how to effectively communicate goals
  • Learn how to create SMART goals and provide objective and actionable feedback
  • Practice having coaching conversations
  • Learn to deliver both positive and constructive feedback that will resonate and spark improved performance
  • Learn the tools to manage difficult conversations and handle conflict

IV.  Motivation and Incentive Systems

  • Understand employee motivation and how it affects employee performance, engagement and retention
  • Learn how to correlate each individual’s core needs to the work at hand to drive success

V.  Prioritizing and Delegating

  • Discover tips and techniques to manage your time more effectively to drive productivity and efficiency
  • Learn to identify what is important vs. what is urgent
  • Understand the top challenges with priority setting
  • Learn the basic rule to decide if you should do it yourself or delegate
  • Practice delegating, measuring the results and providing feedback
  • Understand the challenges with delegation

Delivery Methodology
Real-life, relevant management scenarios from your organization are used with a combination of the following steps in a way that makes sense for your unique situation:

 1. Assessment: Management effectiveness assessments, interviews and pre-work

2. Design & Delivery: One-, two- or three-day leader-led experiential workshop customized to focus on your key management challenges, practices and scenarios

3. Reinforcement:

  • Senior leadership performance coaching and reinforcement sessions
  • Action-planning assignments, monitoring and review
  • Post-workshop one-on-one coaching, group coaching and learning reinforcement sessions
  • Weekly online new manager job aids, tools and tips
  • Follow-up manager effectiveness assessment correlated to employee performance, engagement, retention and/or employee relation issues

Target Audience
Any new manager, new supervisor and high-potential management candidate who is moving from being an individual contributor to a new manager and who must now get results through others.

To speak with an LSA Expert to learn about the new supervisor and new manager training program customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.

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Firmware Engineering Manager

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