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 performance.”
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. 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.

Objectives
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.

Benefits:
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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Mike Normant
Learning & Development

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What a personal and professional pleasure it has been to Partner with LSA. They are truly a strategic partner with Wyse. For more than 5 years, LSA has been engaged in delivering various training and development solutions for Wyse, from custom on-site programs targeting specific core competencies, to working individually with clients to build job skills, and offering invaluable services to me and my team as we continue to build our learning programs. LSA’s representatives do more than sell a product, they offer a full service solution: they understand our business, our strategic initiatives, and the needs of our customers.

Jeff Rangel
Director of HR

PalmSource has found our relationship with LSA extremely beneficial. We worked closely with LSA to customize the right Management Training Program solution to meet our unique business needs. LSA is a quality organization, one that I’d recommend to any company looking for a first class training and consulting partner.

Ken Boehm
Vice President of Human Resources

LSA’s consultant designed and delivered a half-day team building solution for our recent conference. It included careful customization to integrate the design with our new mission and values. Everyone had fun and identified key issues with our teamwork. Altogether a great program!

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Director of HR

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Kortney Riddle
HR Manager

Our company engaged LSA to do a specialized “train the trainer” program, and the consultant’s performance outdid our exceptionally high standards for such a program. Very crucial to the success of this program was the work done upfront to discuss our needs and to interview key members of our organization so that the program specifically met our goals. Our facilitators continue to comment on the success of the program. Thanks also for the follow-up.

Frank Abbott
Chief Financial Officer

LSA helped to meet the needs of my teams within a very narrow timeframe. My team walked away with highly useful management tools and practices. LSA saved us time in delivering the right solution for our specific needs.

Sandeep Kumar
Director, Software Engineering, EPG

LSA helped us design and deliver a blended learning solution for our leaders to help drive our growth plans in a way that aligned with our specific culture and values. LSA understood our business, had deep expertise in the content areas, tailored the programs to fit our specific needs, and delivered great results. They constantly strive to deliver business impact and align their solutions with our business initiates, culture, and performance management systems. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to take their leaders to the next level.”

Beth A. Taylor
Vice President of Human Resources

Thoratec

On behalf of Roche and my staff I would like to sincerely thank you for your help with this. The English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment and coaching that you provided for our team was a great success.

Cam Greig
Associate Director

Roche

I have worked with other training companies and found it to be more of a seller/buyer relationship than one of matching the right expertise to our business issues. That’s what LSA does – ask the hard questions, listen, and understand our business needs. We receive the benefit of their expertise from assistance with personal development plans to enhancing team performance, to looking at enterprise-wide challenges. It’s all about helping our business succeed as we grow. Right now, LSA is providing great ideas, a fresh approach, and valuable guidance as we develop our management team and accelerate our client relationship management results.

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LSA custom designed a Management Development program that is absolutely “on target” for our technical managers. Their facilitator has done a superb job delivering the material in a way that is fast paced, highly interactive, and fun. She presents practical solutions to the people situations that our managers face every day. I regard LSA as an excellent partner that understands our business needs and a virtual member of our HR department.

Judith Onton
Vice President Human Resources

I am very impressed with the quality of work and talent. LSA did a great job of listening to my needs and providing the exact management training program expertise I needed to get the job done.

Don Pryor
Director, Business Planning & Analysis

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