New Supervisor and New Manager Training

NEW SUPERVISOR AND NEW MANAGER TRAINING

The 5 Disciplines of Managing Others for Inexperienced and First Time Managers

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“The customized New Manager Training programs have helped us to improve performance and increase engagement by helping managers to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively with their peers and teammates.

The people manager skills and follow-up have positively impacted managers and their teams.  Thanks again LSA!”
Noelle VanVlierbergen | HR Director | Sony

“LSA Global helped us to fundamentally rethink our approach to manager development and skill building. They consistently grounded and connected our thinking back to the business priorities and our unique culture.

The results were innovative, thought provoking, and exciting – exactly what we needed. I can’t thank them enough.”
Amanda Garrett | Director, Talent Development | Gilead Sciences

“Since the new manager training, I have been much more focused on identifying and discussing how our actions in Engineering create value.

The value proposition for me and those groups we work with is better teamwork, higher performance, and renewed motivation.”
Stewart Thoeni | Engineering Director | International Game Technology

New Manager Training

The knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead, manage, and coach people is not intuitive and, for all but a few, does not come naturally. And unfortunately, most new managers are not ready to lead, manage, or coach their teams.  In fact, according to a recent management study by the Corporate Executive Board:

  • Only 25% of employees say that their companies are good at helping individuals transition into their first managerial roles
  • A whopping 60% of new people managers under perform in their first year
  • 85% of new people managers receive no formal training prior to becoming a new manager

That makes it pretty tough on everyone else.  We know that poor management transitions create poor new managers.

Often combined with our people manager assessment center, this customized and highly interactive new supervisor and new manager training program provides a powerful first step toward building management skills 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 practice proven people manager principles, approaches, and tools that concentrate on the fundamental disciplines of managing others within their unique organizational culture:

  • Understanding a manager’s role in your organization
  • Communicating as a manager
  • Implementing performance management and feedback
  • Motivating and incentivizing higher performance
  • Prioritizing, decision-making, and delegating

These five areas of the highly customized 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 management disciplines creates the confidence and competence required to succeed.

Objectives
This experiential new supervisor and new manager training workshop has six key objectives:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with foundational management principles and skills that matter most at your company.
  • Understand and use critical communication skills that enable managers to have productive, mutually beneficial performance management conversations and effectively navigate difficult employee situations.
  • Establish performance measures and set goals with employees that support individual development, career aspirations and organizational objectives.
  • Set priorities that are aligned with key stakeholders.
  • Make decisions by design with your team.
  • Delegate to maximize team performance and organizational resources.
  • Create effective teams by applying proven management disciplines.

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, Decision Making, 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
  • Be able to make better and faster decisions
  • 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
    To customize your new supervisor sessions, we deploy a client-specific combination of management effectiveness assessments, people manager assessment centers, interviews, focus groups, review of employee engagement data, and pre-work.
  2. Design & Delivery
    Design and delivery depends upon your desired outcomes.  Typically, our customized new manager programs range from half-day targeted workshops to six month action learning sessions focused on your unique key management challenges, practices, and scenarios.  They can be delivered in live, virtual, or blended formats.
  3. Reinforcement
    Reinforcement has a measurable impact on the transfer of learning for new managers.  Typical support mechanisms include:
  • Senior leadership performance coaching and reinforcement sessions
  • Action learning assignments, monitoring, and review
  • Post-workshop one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and learning reinforcement sessions
  • Weekly online new manager microlearning, learning nudges, job aids, tools, and tips
  • Follow-up manager effectiveness assessment correlated to employee performance, employee engagement, employee retention, 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 people manager who must 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, please contact us.

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The entire LSA team has become a trusted friend of Actel — ensuring we provide state-of-the-art coaching, leadership development, and management training programs to meet our complex and ever-changing business and people needs.

Linda Mitchell
Training Manager

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LSA delivered the exact top quality solution that we wanted. I’d recommend LSA Global to any company looking for a best-in-class management training and consulting partner that always focuses on what matters most to your people AND your business.

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HR Manager

We have worked with LSA Global for our learning and development needs and have always had great success.

They helped us recently with targeted and customized Management Training Workshops to fit our unique situation, and they were fantastic.

I highly recommend LSA to anyone that is attempting to help take their leadership and management talent to the next level.

Mary Johnston
HR Manager, BU Radiology Informatics

Here’s a token of my appreciation for ALL your efforts. I’m offering my most sincere thanks, and it extends to all the folks who made our customized management development programs such a great success.

Susan Anderson
Workforce Planning Bureau

Avon’s success is dependent on strong relationships among our Customers, Representatives, Associates, and outside resources we hire to help us meet our business objectives.

We were very pleased with the results from working with LSA Global to design and facilitate a custom management training program for our events management team focused on decision making and delegation.

LSA demonstrated responsiveness, flexibility, and a highly innovative approach to working with us.

Deanna Rudnitsky
Senior Manager, HR Destiny Sales Region

LSA custom designed a key management development solution for our Client Partner Teams on both coasts that aligned with our business priorities and organizational culture.

I’d recommend LSA to any company looking for a first class training and consulting partner that truly makes a behavior and performance impact.

Laurie Torres
Chief People Officer

We have been very pleased with the high quality management development programs that LSA Global has designed and delivered to meet our unique needs.

They have world class facilitators and the knowledge gained by our management team has been put into practice very quickly.

LSA consistently delivers excellent results and receives exceptional feedback.   I highly recommend them to anyone looking to improve management capabilities.

Cindee Van Vleck
Director Human Resources

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They outdid our exceptionally high standards.

The upfront work to interview key members and customize everything to our unique situation made all the difference. Thanks to everyone!

Frank Abbott
Chief Financial Officer

We engaged LSA to design and deliver a 6-month custom executive coaching program to help a core group of senior leaders to leverage previous investments in management training, to ensure the engagement and retention of key employees, and to push critical strategic initiatives forward.

Even with the high expectations of our senior people, LSA has completely exceeded our expectations. You can’t go wrong with LSA.

Ivan Fukumoto
Senior HR Manager - Staffing, Training, & Development

LSA has been a tremendous asset at my current company and my past company.

As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide impactful leadership and management development expertise. LSA consistently does that for me.

The tools and practices are crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply on the job.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development training and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer.

What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help assess and develop high performing leaders.

Tracy Esposito
Director

zynga LSA Global gaming client

The customized Managing Virtual Teams program was extremely valuable for our managers and leaders.

LSA’s fundamental knowledge of our company provided an incredible base to build upon while tackling the complications of managing and working with globally distributed teams.

Our teams walked away walked away with highly useful insights, practices, and tools. It was excellent.

Debra Martucci
Vice President, Information Technology

We consider LSA Global the top outsourced learning and development partner.

We work closely with LSA to customize leadership and management development programs to meet our growing business needs.

I would highly recommend LSA to any company wanting to deliver high quality and practical learning solutions for their leaders and managers.

Terri Wright-Scheer
Vice President Human Resources

For our go to training outsourcing partner, LSA provides exactly what we want and need – which is not an easy task.

As always, they design and deliver outstanding leadership development results and high quality management training programs that totally align with our unique business and talent strategies!

Elizabeth Siebert
Director, Organizational Excellence & Development

Intuit

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be extremely professional and client-focused.

I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Leadership Training.  I’ve found the quality to be superior.

They are always well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize to our unique culture and goals.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

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