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Management Training

Few managers, if indeed any, are born with all of the skills needed to be a great manager. Even if they do possess all of these attributes to some extent, there will be room for improvement through ongoing management development and training, whether it be through attending management training courses or one on one coaching sessions. In today's constantly evolving business environment, where the role of management is continually changing and evolving, regular management training ensures that the individual's skills are as sharp as ever, and that they are aware of the latest changes and developments in management techniques.

An effective manager needs to be able to motivate their team in order to get tasks done

Having a good manager or management team is vital if a business is to achieve its goals and objectives. Not only will a manager be able to plan the strategy for the business, they should have the leadership and motivation skills necessary to motivate the people who they are responsible for in order to drive the company forward to reach its objectives and achieve its goals.

For those who are new to a management role such as a first line manager, the realisation that they are required to be proficient in so many areas can sometimes be more than a little daunting. However, it is important to remember that no manager masters all of the skills at once, and in reality the best managers are constantly learning and honing their skills all the way through their managerial career.

What management training options are available?

Apart from courses such as a first line manager course (including the accredited ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management) which covers a variety of skills and issues that will be needed or encountered by a new manager, most management training courses will focus on a specific area such as change management, time management, project management courses etc which are designed to give an in-depth knowledge of the particular management skill. This allows managers to pick a specific course and subject area to help improve themselves in an area in which they are weak, or at least not as proficient as they would like to be.

One to one coaching can play a key part in management training by identifying under-developed skills

For some managers, they may not know, or be unwilling to admit to themselves, which areas they could improve in. In this case, it may be most beneficial for them to receive one on one coaching to find out which areas the manager would benefit from concentrating on, and then undergo appropriate management training.

To find out more about business coaching, please visit the Business Coaching Foundation site by clicking here.

There are also bespoke management training courses available, often run for a group of managers from the same organisation, which is tailored to their specific industry and company working practices. This ensures that the training they receive is entirely relevant to them, maximising their learning, unlike an open course where some may be relevant to one person but not applicable to another in an entirely different managerial job role.

Health and safety training courses from ATC Risk Management

For those who are responsible for the management of health and safety within their business or organisation, our sister company ATC Risk Management provide a number of health and safety courses for managers. These include the IOSH Managing Safely course and the CSkills Site Management SMSTS course.