Developing Management Practice

Henley Business School

How long?

  • 5 days
  • in person

What are the topics?

Henley Business School


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Who should attend

Managers at all levels who work with teams or projects:

  • Experienced senior managers with little/no previous management development
  • New managers transitioning from a technical or functional role.

About the course

Positioning you to get results with your team…

Over two short intense modules at Henley you will gain tools and strategies to manage your team to achieve more. You will cover team management skills such as:

  • Motivating individuals
  • Change management & supporting others through change
  • Performance management
  • Understanding people and relationships.

…Whilst not forgetting your own development Recognising that managers need to simultaneously practice good team management whilst delivering on their own objectives and progression, this programme addresses personal development topics such as:

  • Self-awareness
  • Time management
  • Personal branding and networking
  • Inspirational leadership.

At every step the focus is on practical application. Pre-programme psychometrics, practical exercises and 1:1 coaching ensures individual relevance and impact throughout.

Gain perspective, gain confidence To achieve great results an organisation requires every employee to work hard, and to continually develop their skills, to push the business forward; managers obviously play a crucial role in making this happen, with responsibility not only for their own performance but also for that of their team.

Management is a valuable and often under-developed skill. When exceptional functional performers are promoted to management roles they are immediately required to draw on new and very different skills, including a mind-set shift from self to team. Yet it is often assumed that excellence in a functional role will directly translate to excellence in a management role, without any additional support or development.

Managing your team, managing your own progression Time is limited and you may often feel you need to juggle your own productivity with spending time with your team. You are also balancing requirements from your manager and senior team, keeping your own motivation high and ideally planning your own next steps in the organisation.

Managing a team is an art and one quite different to the functional role you may have begun in. But this programme will give you more than management skills; this is also about fulfilling your own potential and positioning you with the confidence and resilience for your own next steps.

Programme content

This modular programme is a joint process of developing practical management skills and realising leadership soft-skills. Specifically, this programme will cover:

  • Team performance and performance management
  • Using time effectively
  • Conflict management
  • Motivating individuals
  • Understanding change and supporting others through change
  • Self-awareness
  • Personal branding and networking
  • Understanding people and relationships
  • Inspirational leadership.

Developing Management Practice is delivered through:

  • A pre-programme psychometric questionnaire (analysed during the modules)
  • Access to resources from the online learning portal
  • Evaluation and discussion of current skills/mind-set
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Group discussion
  • Experiential techniques
  • 1:1 coaching
  • Culminating in development of a strategic personal plan.


Benefit from ongoing contact with Henley Business School through:

  • Access to resources from the online learning portal for up to 12 months
  • Henley alumni status.


For participants

You will develop essential management skills and benefit from the confidence and clarity that comes from understanding your own strengths.

For your organisation

Whether you elect to send one participant or make this programme an intrinsic part of your management development approach, this programme will deliver real results to your organisation.

Outcomes include:

  • More confident, self-aware, and effective managers, better able to identify personality traits within their team members and use these to successfully respond to performance management issues
  • Results-focused managers who understand the impact of their own and their team’s performance on the whole organisation
  • Engaged employees, positioned to manage their own development, and with the skills and focus to take on more responsibility successfully.


Debora Brockwell

Debbie runs her own business and is the Programme Director for Henley Business School’s Developing Management Practice programme designed for new or transitioning managers across all areas of business and industries. Her international working background spans a variety of market sectors both pub...

Denise Fryer

As an experienced Business Facilitator and Executive Coach, Denise's focus is in helping individuals to develop their personal effectiveness in managing themselves and their teams, through simple and effective ways. Throughout her career she has developed a diverse, global client base spanning m...

Ian Williams

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the Human Resources profession working with FTSE 100 companies through to small entrepreneurial organisations both in the private and public sectors. Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the Human Resources profession working with FTSE 100 companies through...

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