Feel more confident in your ability to manage, encourage and inspire others
Our popular line management course is suitable for newly appointed first line managers, and those with experience who want to improve their effectiveness.
It will help you feel more confident in your ability to manage, encourage and inspire others.
This line management training is designed to help you understand and engage with what a line manager is supposed to do.
We'll demonstrate and help you practise tools and techniques that will give you more confidence in your ability to manage others.
Line Management Course Objectives:
- Looking at the Line Management Role
- Getting from Managed to Managing
- Identifying Unspoken Responsibilities
- Increasing your Confidence
- Motivating and Inspiring Others
- Giving Essential Feedback
- Practising Effective Delegation
- Feeding Upward to Your Own Manager
- Establishing Clear Boundaries
- Setting and Achieving Goals
What Our Delegates Say:
"I would like to thank you for your help on the Line Management Course. I really enjoyed it and came away with a lot from it. Having a small class of people was great and you have a good attitude towards conducting your training."
Adrian Dyer -Test Team Lead Engineer - BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
"I wanted to take this opportunity to say a further enormous thank you for two very stimulating and useful days. You really do offer something special at Impact Factory. I genuinely feel very lucky to have been able to do the course."
John Halford - Solicitor / Partner - Bindmans LLP
"A Five Star***** Course. I have raved about this course to my company and have encouraged so many of my colleagues to attend! Extremely satisfied and would happily attend courses held by Impact Factory!”
Christopher Downes - Front of House and Events Supervisor - Universal Music Group
Our first line management courses are tailored to reflect the needs of each delegate.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
What is Line Management
A brief discussion on the line management role to set the scope for the day.
The Line Management Journey
In small groups, delegates will discuss the times and places in their lives when they managed things successfully, and the skills and resources they used.
Managed to Manager
As a group, delegates offer their thoughts on the differences between being managed and managing.
What qualities or resources do you need to step up into line management?
Delegates work in pairs to identify and then highlight three qualities they already have and acknowledge their best quality to the room.
Delegates will also identify a key quality they would like to develop over the two days.
Things They Don't Tell You
Here we take a look at all the things line managers are responsible for, including those that aren't necessarily in the job description!
- key performance indicators
- health and safety
- quality and environmental responsibility
It's all these extra things that can make promotion to line manager seem more of a curse than a blessing.
Hands-On vs Hands-Off
We look at the spectrum of management styles from micromanaging to being completely hands-free.
We'll examine how to identify the ways in which your team members prefer to be managed.
Different managers respond to similar situations completely differently.
We will explore a variety of ways to respond to your team members to find what’s helpful and what gets in the way of communication.
This is an introduction to Coaching styles we explore in-depth on day-two.
Wheel of Empathy
We will look at the verbal and non-verbal clues that help you to read others
We will then practise adapting your own behavior to help you communicate more effectively.
We will look motivators and what motivates people.
We'll then examine what motivates you and your team members.
Preparation for day-two
Identify a live issue you have which you’d like to explore or one from the past you’d like to revisit and unpick.
Delegation is one of the most important aspects of effective line management.
We'll explore how to avoid holding on to familiar work instead of getting to grips with managing.
We'll look at different ways of delegating and understanding the difference between doing it yourself, telling or coaching.
Part of a managers job is to ask questions, encourage and listen well.
Questions used as part of delegating can range from curiosity to the third degree.
Here you'll practise a range of questioning techniques.
We'll unpick why line managers can avoid giving feedback.
You will learn how to prepare for regular feedback conversations.
Then we will practise with your real-life scenarios to build confidence.
I Noticed That...
We’ll discuss a simple model that pre-empts difficulties and patterns of behaviour.
Blame vs Effect of Behaviour
This exercise shows how you can avoid finger-pointing and blame in order to comprehensively resolve a difficulty.
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.
Delegates will look at what’s needed to push back when there’s pressure from above and pressure from the team.
You'll be asked to acknowledge what you know you do well and you'll get feedback from your colleagues on what they think works about you.
Everyone will get handouts to remind them of the coursework, including our memorable visual cue cards.
Two weeks after you attend our first line management course one of your trainers will call to see how you are getting on.
You will have email and telephone access to both of your trainers.
You'll also have access to a course web page containing:
• Handouts used during the course
• New supportive material
• Impact Factory PDF documents
• Recommended reading
• Links to our favourite videos
First Line Management Course
Book this course
Freephone: 0808 1234 909
The Line Management - Impact Factory team:
- Bill SheehanAt Impact Factory Bill specializes in Presentations Skills, Personal Impact, Assertiveness and Customer Service and he’s brilliant at Forum Theatre
- James WatersJames specialises in Presentation Skills, Assertiveness, Personal Impact, Facilitation, Influencing and Negotiation among many courses he is involved in.
- Katie KensitKatie she is passionate about helping others find their spark and enthusiasm by building confidence and embracing individual positive strengths.
- Katy MillerKaty's fascination with the interplay between our external and internal lives has found expression through the Impact Factory's ethos and methods of working.
- Ottillie ParfittOttillie draws on her considerable skills and creative background in her work with Personal Impact, Presentation and Customer Service.
- Sarah CreeveySarah trains across all areas, and has a particular interest in Line Management, Presentation Skills, Powerpoint and Assertiveness
- Sheila Neville'I am both pleased and proud to be involved with a company delivering high-quality training to people who intend to achieve above and beyond their existing capabilities.'
- Tom BodellTom's expertise is in Presentation Skills, Communication Skills and Storytelling. He also has a fondness for Time Management.
Attend this Line Management Course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our first line management course that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.
Training Course Accreditation
To ensure that the courses you attend are of the highest quality, offering the best professional tuition possible,
all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.
This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.