Organisations need managers that can get the best from their teams and achieve results.  Whether you are new to line management or an experienced manager, people management is often the most challenging aspect of the role.  At Roffey Park we believe that each of us can develop effective management skills but we will do this in our own way.  This management training programme will explores a range of methods, models and approaches that enhances your people management skills.

Course Overview

Roffey Park’s Essential Management Skills programme provides the essential managers toolkit for people to refresh or hone their craft in an increasingly fast-paced, inter-generational and digital workplace.

Essential Management Skills – Programme Summary

Essential Management Skills is a two-day management training programme which provides a grounding in becoming a successful people manager. Key features of the programme include:

An overview of the role of manager
Over the course of two days the programme provides an overview of people management tools and techniques that participants can apply to the context of their role and organisation.

Management in practice
The programme includes practical sessions designed to enable participants to experiment with new techniques in a supportive environment.

Is this programme for me?

Essential Management Skills is for you if:

  • You are a newly appointed line manager and want to grow your knowledge of management and understand how to manage people successfully.
  • You are an experienced line manager who would like the opportunity reflect upon and further develop your people management skills.

What will you be able to do at the end of the course?

Greater understanding of management vs leadership
Explore a range of tools and techniques for managing yourself and others

Improved ability to manage people
Develop the skills and confidence to manage others in a way that enhances their performance.

Greater self-awareness and confidence
Develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to handle conflict and manage difficult conversations

Delivery Team

Programme Director: Simon Newitt

Andy Firth
Andy James
Catherine Shepherd
Chris Williams
Ken Ingram
Steve Hearsum

What you’ll get out of Essential Management Skills

Essential Management skills attracts leaders and managers who want to improve their effectiveness as a line manager.  Participants leave the programme with a toolkit of approaches that they can use to lead and manage teams that perform well.  At Roffey Park, our experts are here to get the best out of you so you can give the best back. Sign up today.

To find out more about the programme contact the Client & Student Services team.  We can also run this programme as an in-house programme which can be real value-for-money for groups of six or more. 

Contact  by email or telephone 01293 854042

Benefits for Organisations:

On completing Essential Management Skills, participants will:

  • Be a more effective line manager able to empower their teams to deliver results and succeed.
  • Be able to deal with difficult situations and know how to handle conflict.
  • Understand the difference between leadership and management and know how to flex their style and approach depending on the situation.

Benefits for Participants:

On completing Essential Management Skills training course, you will:

  • Understand the meaning of management in the context of your role and organisation
  • Explore a range of approaches for managing others
  • Develop the skills and confidence to manage others in a way that enhances their performance and releases their potential

Programme director

Photo of Simon Newitt
Simon Newitt ,BSc, MA, PhD
Meet the team

When, where and prices

Location Course Duration in days Dates Status Residential price Non-residential price Options
Horsham 2 to Available £1,000* N/A Book
Horsham 2 to Available £1,000* N/A Book
Horsham 2 to Available £1,000* N/A Book

Programme outline

Essential Management Skills is a two day management training programme for new or experienced line managers.

Day One

After introductions we begin by exploring the role of management vs leadership and how to develop a management mind-set.  Participants then practice management through an experiential activity from which they receive feedback from the group.  We then look at flexible management styles before exploring the purpose and priorities that line managers have to act on a day-to-day basis.  The first day concludes by exploring how to manage individual and team performance.

Day two

The second day continues to develop the practical skills that line managers need such as communication, giving and receiving feedback, having difficult conversations and handling conflict.  We then explore the role of coaching and mentoring and agree practical actions to take back to the workplace.