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Managing People for Growth – Dundee

Event details

Fully booked

Date: 16 March 2017- 30 May 2017

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Duration: 7 full day workshops

Admission Fee: £400 plus VAT

Event organiser: Scottish Enterprise

Venue: Scottish Enterprise Dundee, Enterprise House, 3 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

Places: 15

Eligibility: Open to businesses in Scotland ready to support their ambitions for growth by developing their people. Places are limited to three people per company.

Disabled access:

Accessible – please note any requirements when booking.

Managing People for Growth helps organisations maximise the potential of their people managers, allowing them to become fully effective and giving them the tools and attitudes to continue that development throughout their career.

The Managing People for Growth programme has three key elements:

1 - Personal development plan

To clarify development priorities

  • A personal development plan will be established over the course of the workshops
  • Establish mutual expectations, including how long you will commit to development
  • Identify specific goals and outcome measures

2 - Workshops

To provide new ideas and information to address development priorities

Six one-day action-focused workshops. Our Managing People for Growth workshops are designed around the provision of practical tools that can be applied back in the workplace.

1. The role of a manager and setting goals

  • Define the role and responsibilities of a people manager
  • Identify the skills, style and attributes of an effective people manager
  • Understand their current effectiveness in a management role, the future requirements of people managers and areas of personal strength and development
  • Understand their role in effectively using the existing skills of their staff
  • Understand the role of goal setting in achieving effective company/team performance and growth
  • Identify ways in which performance can be managed using time, meetings and other interactions more productively within the business

2. Managing individual performance to build high performing teams

  • What performance management means and the role of appraisals
  • Set clear and realistic performance standards
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Develop a systematic approach to prepare for and conduct appraisals
  • Identify and build on individuals existing skill sets
  • Identify the characteristics of a good team and apply to build an effective team
  • Identify the stages of team growth, benchmark against it, and identify action points
  • Identify own strengths and development areas as team leaders and identify personal action points
  • Maximise teams existing skills to build a high performing team and improve productivity

3. Communication, influencing and assertiveness skills

  • Improve and develop communication skills
  • Understand the issues that employees have with communication
  • Understand and apply questioning approaches and techniques
  • Manage emotions and understand body language for successful interpersonal communications
  • Agree actions for the communication process
  • Learn the main skills and techniques of influencing
  • Understand the power of effective influencing
  • Identify their own strengths and development areas
  • Develop a plan/approach to help apply this learning back in the workplace

4. Coaching and delegation

  • Define coaching styles
  • Describe key techniques in coaching to maximise existing employee skills
  • Look at the link between coaching and delegation
  • Analyse their strengths and development areas as a coach
  • Develop a plan to help apply this learning back in the workplace

5. Dealing with conflict and difficult people

  • Prevent unnecessary conflicts
  • Effective ways to constructively resolve conflict
  • Manage problem behaviours more effectively

6. Change management and innovation

  • Understand the nature of organisational change and why a methodology for facilitating the acceptance of change is important
  • Identify suitable techniques to assess a change situation and understand how to apply appropriate elements of the model and tools suggested
  • Create and manage a culture of innovation within your team or organisation
  • Potential supports and barriers to innovation
  • Develop a plan/approach to help apply this learning back in the workplace

3 - Review session

To review progress made, celebrate success and identify additional development needs

Review workshop, which includes short presentations from each participant on what they have achieved during the programme.

Workshop dates

  • 16 March - The role of a manager and setting goals
  • 28 March - Managing individual performance to build high performing teams
  • 11 April - Communication, influencing and assertiveness skills
  • 25 April - Coaching and delegation
  • 9 May - Dealing with conflict and difficult people
  • 23 May - Change management and innovation
  • 30 May - Review/feedback session (this is a half-day session from 9am - 12:30pm)

How to attend

This event is now fully booked.