Impact Factory

Line Management

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Impact Factory
In City of London (England)

Price on request

Important information

Typology Course
Methodology Inhouse
Location City of london (England)
Duration 2 Days
Start 17/06/2019
  • Course
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  • City of london (England)
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Look at the line management role. Getting from being managed to managing. Each person's unique qualities and strengths. Unspoken line management responsibilities. Increased confidence in the line management arena. Examine the nature of authority and responsibility. The change process and the emotions it generates. Motivation and how to motivate and inspire others. Performance management and feedback skills. Dealing with difficult situations including conflict. Practical tools and techniques for effective delegation. Trust relationships and their role in the workplace.
Suitable for: This Two Day Public Line Management Course is designed for people who are getting to grips with managing people for the first time. It will quickly help marshal each individual's present communication resources and give them a development plan to go forward with. It focuses clearly on the key line management skills such as delegation, motivating and supporting team members. It also covers giving essential feedback, becoming more decisive, taking responsibility, managing conflict, learning how to feed upwards, establishing clear boundaries and setting and achieving team and individual goals.

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Where and when
Starts Location
17 Jun 2019
City of London
52 Upper Street Suite 121, N1 0QH, London, England
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Starts 17 Jun 2019
City of London
52 Upper Street Suite 121, N1 0QH, London, England
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Reviews on this course

Daniel Hickin
What I would highlight: The course benefitted me in a real manner, the recruitment process was actually good and they helped a lot communication to begin with.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Course taken: October 2018
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Christopher Styles
What I would highlight: Other than people perspective, I would say, its a great place and have learned a lot, about myself and the subject matter. That's all I could say. I would highly recommend.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Course taken: November 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Simon Fox
What I would highlight: I am now more aware of people's behavior and they helped a lot, in so many ways, thanks for everything. I had a nice time in all.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Course taken: February 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Performance Management
Line Management
Team Training
Communication Training
Effective Communication
Confidence Training

Course programme

Line Management

 Course Objectives
* Look at the line management role
* Getting from being managed to managing
* Each person's unique qualities and strengths
* Unspoken line management responsibilities
* Increased confidence in the line management arena
* Examine the nature of authority and responsibility
* The change process and the emotions it generates
* Motivation and how to motivate and inspire others
* Performance management and feedback skills
* Dealing with difficult situations including conflict
* Practical tools and techniques for effective delegation
* Trust relationships and their role in the workplace
* Add to each persons "line management toolkit"

Course Preparation
Identify three skills or qualities that you have that have led to you taking a line management role

Make a list of the things that are important to you - the values you hold

Make a note of the things you find difficult in line management

Course Programme

Introduction by Impact Factory on our style of working

There is no right way, only what works for you
We build and develop strengths; we don't point out weaknesses
We are not into wholesale change (personality transplants)
We look for the smallest change for the biggest impact
Change yourself to change others and/or the situation
Staying in charge of the situation
Recovering from getting wrong footed
Miscommunication is the norm
Moving things forward
Knowing you have something else to try
Having fun

Delegate Input
An opportunity for each delegate to say what they want from the day.

Ice breakers
A light-hearted, energetic icebreaker to kick off the day.

Line Management
Opening discussion on Line Management

A brief discussion on the line management role to set the scope for the day.

The Line Management Journey
Building on this, in small groups delegates discuss the times and places in their lives when they have managed things successfully and the skills and resources they used.

What has changed - managed to manager

As a group delegates offer their thoughts on the differences between being managed and managing.

Stepping up to Line Management
What qualities or resources do you need to step up to the line management role?

Delegates work in pairs on flip charts and then highlight three qualities they already have and acknowledge their best quality to the room.

All the things they didn't tell you...
Here we take a look at all the things the line manager is responsible for including all the extra things that come with the role but aren't necessarily in the job description! Important things like Key Performance Indicators, Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental responsibility.

It's all these extra things that can make a promotion to line management seem more of a blessing than a curse.

The Hopes and Fears of All the Years
Just to put things in perspective, delegates will construct a 'change curve' showing the sort of emotional journey they might experience from being first given a line management role, through the feeling of overwhelm, to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel - in other words being a confident, competent manager.

Coping with change
Delegates think of changes they have been through in recent years and label them as easy/hard/impossible or imposed.

We then consider what it might be like for those who are being managed when a new line manager is appointed - again based on delegates own experience.

Authority as a Line Manager
What is it? How do you get it? We will have a bit of fun turning up and down authority, from none upwards - just to show it can be done and the effect it has.

Building on the last exercise we look at how all sorts of other attitudes can be projected. Everyone can change their behaviour quickly and easily and in this exercise, line management course delegates get a chance to practise projecting a number of different attitudes and seeing the impact they have.

Ownership of responsibility
In this exercise we compare the 'Teflon' approach to responsibility with owning it and the effect of each.

Time Management and Delegation
Getting things done

We will play with different ways line managers can ask people to do things - being fluffy or vague versus being clear and concise and the Do-Tell-Coach cycle.

Management Communication Cycle
Delegates create their view of the Communications Cycle and then we discuss the different stages and how to make them work for you.

So often we assume that having delegated something to someone, we will be clearly understood, and can turn our attention to our next task. How wrong we are. More often than not, what we say and what we mean and what someone hears and what they do, are actually quite different.

On this line management course we use a simple model to follow through a communication cycle, showing how easily we can be misunderstood but how with care, we can put our attention where it is needed so that everyone is clear i.e.; what I say is what you heard and we both understand what I meant.

Trust and Risk in Line Management
We believe that creating trust is a key skill for anyone managing others. Too often, however, many line managers expect their team members to trust them without making the requisite effort needed for people to feel safe.

This is an exercise that looks at the difference between trust and risk. How to engender trust in someone else. How easy it is to lose it and the effect that has on delegation.

The Art of Saying No/Yes
A look at the language people use when they have to deliver tough messages, introduce a new idea they are not sure the other person is going to like, ask someone to do something for them or say no.

Turning people down without actually saying 'No'

Empowering others to deliver

Saying 'Yes' while not giving away too much or taking on too much

Giving the Good News first

Eating elephants
Ever felt a sense of bewilderment and overwhelm when faced with a seemingly impossible task? This line management course has a really effective, practical exercise for eating that elephant.

Decision making
A practical and fun exercise that explores the emotional side of decision making - a kind of push-me / pull-you analysis of the journey towards a decision.

Personal Take Out
What are you individually taking away?

What are you going to work on before the next session?

Practice / Preparation for Line Management Day Two
Delegates will be asked to think of two difficult line management situations.

One where they felt they were managed poorly

One where they themselves managed someone else poorly (either they knew it or were given feedback later that they didn't handle the situation so well).

Influencing with Flair
Management training
The Art of Saying No

Day 2 Course Programme
Review of Line Management day one A review of the last line management course session and a look at anything arising from the practice/ preparation.

Persuasion, Motivation and Inspiration

We ask the participants: What motivates/de-motivates you? What motivates others in your team?

This is a pairs/threes exercise on flip charts, which examines the differences in what motivates and de-motivates each delegate and the people they manage. It is an awareness exercise, which then asks the question "Are you doing everything you could do to motivate your team?"

Empowering Others: Stonewall, Hijack, Encourage

An exercise to look at what happens when a line manager stonewalls, hijacks or encourages ideas. We will look at the motivating or de-motivating effect different approaches can have.

Bringing Values to Life
We provide a model to help people cascade the process of personalising the company values to make them more meaningful.

The idea here is to help make your company's values more than good words, to make them rather a foundation for people's behaviour and commitment.

Setting Line Management Targets
Line Management targets can motivate or de-motivate. Here we will look at how setting clear objectives, targets and expectations can motivate the team to want to achieve them all and more!

We compare aspirational targets with a baseline approach and how they translate into a sense of success or failure.

What message do you as a line manager want to send? And about what? What is important?

Managing performance
The Best Surprise ...

... is no surprise. This line management exercise looks at some of the feelings that get in the way of people managing poor performance effectively and where that leads us.

I Noticed That...
A simple model that pre-empts difficulties and patterns of behaviour.

Blame vs effect of behaviour
This exercise shows how good line management can avoid finger-pointing and blame in order to more comprehensively resolve a difficulty.

Line Management Feedback Finesse
This exercise looks at how to give effective feedback by asking the questions: What am I feeding? What feelings do I want to leave? Is this feedback helping the problem or creating new ones?

Building on the last exercise we look at the useful line management tool of giving acknowledgement and the effect it has. We explore the difference between praise, recognition and acknowledgement and how to avoid coming across as patronising.

Poor performers
And at the other end of the scale we look at the much feared line management process of giving difficult messages to people who are performing below par.

Handling Conflict
The other much avoided line management responsibility; Dealing with Conflict

We look at a series of short exercises for use when communication has got difficult and tensions are mounting. Many of these techniques can also be used to pre-empt difficulties before they escalate.

Emotion vs Objectivity: So what you're saying is...

A technique that helps to calm the situation down and pinpoint exactly what the problem is.

Listening with Empathy: Using Agreement

Here we use a line management technique that finds common ground when you are in the midst of an argument and need to have a calm discussion. Agreement is used to diffuse tensions and to allow people to feel heard and acknowledged.

Internal Boundaries
Looking for the signals as to when internal boundaries have been crossed.

Deliberate Misunderstanding
This is a fun exercise for dealing with obtuse or difficult people! It demonstrates how hard it can be to get your point across in the face of other people either misunderstanding you or choosing to make it difficult for you.

Shouting up
A fun look at how difficult it is to get our message heard up the line and the pressure we put people under down the line. How can we make ourselves clear so that we are able to prioritise successfully?

Giving bad news
As in life, so in line management things can't always go as well as we'd like, and when they go awry we are sometimes reluctant to let people know. This is a practical technique that owns up to a problem in a way that comes across as professional and in control.

Personal Line Management Style
The final exercise of the day. Delegates will be asked to acknowledge what it is that they do well and will get feedback from their colleagues on what they see that works about them.

Final Handouts
All delegates will be issued with relevant hand-outs to remind them of the course work, including our memorable visual cue cards. Delegates will also be able to take away Impact Factory web cards, which will give them access to our extensive e-library of useful documents.

Time: 9.30 to 5.30

Cost: £795.00 plus VAT

Additional information

Payment options: Discounts available for multiple bookings
Students per class: 8
Contact person: Michael Miller