Transition to Management (Online training course)


The ‘first line manager’ role is unique in organisations as this person is the one level who manages ‘non-managers’. This brings its own set of hurdles to overcome, and for people new to managing others there is a lot to learn.

This course is aimed at those new to management; those with about 6 months experience as a manager; or those you are looking to promote in the next few months.



This programme will help new managers learn about:

  • how their job changes the friendship and management relationship

  • the key challenges ahead so they can avoid early mistakes

  • how not to do it all themselves and delegate things to help

  • managing workloads and deadlines, especially customer demands

  • dealing with the early stages of people problems and conflict

  • developing their team through coaching and team work

  • running team briefings

  • giving 1-2-1 reviews and coaching feedback

  • managing the day-to-day priorities of their team whilst managing their own day job

  • developing a ‘tool-kit’ of techniques and skills which they can use to cope with issues they will face as they grow into their new job

Overall, being a new manager can be tough; and a practical toolkit of best practice do’s and don’ts will really help new managers avoid mistakes, and feel more equipped to cope in the early days.


Who should attend

  • Team leaders, supervisors and project managers with up to one years’ experience in their new role
  • High potentials who look to be promoted in the next 6 months
  • Technical and project leads who would like to ‘up skill’ on their management techniques

 "I really enjoyed the course. It was useful to discuss things which are beyond common sense and I think this will help me to understand better the group dynamics within my team and other teams. Great job!"

"The course really helped build confidence in taking the next step and has provided some really useful tools. I am very impressed and grateful to you all!"

"The course helped me to realise my weaknesses and how to overcome them. Very good tips.  Excellent communicator and listener."


Programme Overview

The online version of this course has been split into 4 x 2.5 hour sessions for an optimum learning experience. You will be encouraged to take away your new skills and feedback real-life experiences between each session.

The course will be run via Zoom utilising peer discussions and breakout rooms. You will be sent a zoom invite for each session.

This was a really good course, both Des and Debby are very good at online training - they made me feel comfortable, part of a class, they delivered at a good pace (both gentle and productive). I really enjoyed this, as well as learning lots of very useful things that I have already been putting into practice. Thank you!

Very interesting course and I am very pleased with the trainer. The course was very engaging and there was a good balance of theory and brainstorming ideas. I liked the case studies and the time dedicated to discussing "real life" issues and scenarios. Overall I am very pleased with the course and I would recommend it.

This course was really insightful - I particularly appreciated all the effort that Debby put into creating a safe and friendly environment for everyone. The course was also a balanced mix of theory with practice, with plenty of opportunities to discuss and train real live situations. The size of the class was also really perfect - anything bigger would seem more intimidating. Thank you for a great programme and coach!


The following cohorts are available for joining:

Session dates
10am - 12.30pm unless otherwise stated
2, 4, 8 & 15
2, 7, 14 & 16
January 2022
10, 13, 18 & 20
1, 3, 9 & 15
8, 10, 17 & 22
5, 7, 26 & 28

Click here to download full overview of the virtual sessions.


Online Course Details

Duration: 4 x 2.5 hour sessions Credits: 3.6
Max. Delegates: 9
Member Cost: £540.00+VAT
Non-Member Cost: £810.00+VAT

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