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Scottish Enterprise Course – Managing People for Growth

18 August 2022 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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This programme of six online workshops is designed to help you and your team develop excellent people management skills.

Our programme of six online workshops is designed to help you develop excellent people management skills. As well as learning new methods throughout the course, you’ll benefit from a follow-up one to one coaching session – and a tailored action plan – which will help you focus on which aspect is a priority for you and your business.

Please note this online programme can accommodate a maximum of three people per company.

What you’ll learn

Our workshops cover a number of key areas to help you develop the skills of your people managers. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the skills and approaches managers require to perform their roles successfully both now and in the future.
  • Implement fair and progressive work practices through an understanding the key drivers for developing new ways of working (fair work framework, productivity, benefits of employee engagement, for example).
  • Understand the importance of effectively maximising and improving existing staff skills, while identifying the style and attributes of an effective manager
  • Empowering individuals and teams

This is your introduction to managing the needs of diverse groups to build and maintain an engaged, high-performing team that delivers business goals. We’ll help you:

  • Identify the characteristics of a good, diverse team and how this can have a positive impact on the workplace
  • Understand unconscious bias, demographic changes and the needs of a diverse group
  • Maximise your team’s existing skills and encourage collaboration, improving and aligning skills to boost the productivity and strategic direction of your business
  • Understand the benefits of a working environment in which people are empowered, productive and happy
  • Communication, influencing and assertiveness skills

You’ll be given the tools to identify the main principles and techniques for effective influencing and assertiveness. We’ll also teach techniques for encouraging creativity and problem solving within your teams by cementing the basics, such as:

  • Embracing employee voice and employee representation, ensuring communication style is effective for everyone in the team
  • Understanding the issues employees may have with communication and the potentials barriers this can cause in achieving a shared understanding
  • Managing emotions and understanding body language for successful interpersonal communication
  • Understanding the affect employee voice can have on a team or business, and how to encourage this
  • Coaching and delegation

Get an introduction to the principles of effective coaching and delegation with the purpose of improving productivity and making the most of existing staff skills. This includes:

  • Examining the link between coaching and delegation
  • Learning skills to identify when coaching versus delegation will be most effective
  • Key techniques in coaching to maximise existing employee skills
  • Managing individual performance

Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct performance reviews that will identify areas of improvement and motivation of staff. This will encourage resonance and understand skills required for setting engaging goals. You’ll grasp what motivates individuals through positive performance management practices by:

  • Implementing strategies to provide recognition beyond pay
  • Preventing unnecessary conflict and constructively resolving existing conflict
  • Understanding what resilience means and why it matters to managers and individuals
  • Creating a culture of innovation

By articulating your organisational culture, you’ll gain insights into how to encourage creativity, problem solving and innovation within your team or organisation. It will also help influence a culture where it is understood that leaders and managers don’t always have the answers. This will:

  • Encourage mutual accountability, open communication, trust and shared ownership, which can foster a collaborative environment
  • Introduce the encouragement of employee voice
  • Encourage creativity and problem solving

Workshop dates

18 August 2022 – The role of a manager

01 September 2022 – Empowering teams and individuals

15 September2022- Communication skills

29 September- Coaching and delegation

13 October- Managing individual performance

27 October- Creating a culture of innovation

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Where ?


, Edinburgh,