Management 2: the Advanced Manager's Course

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Schulich Executive Learning Centre


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Who should attend

This program benefits managers with at least five years’ direct employee management experience, including:

  • Business directors
  • Vice-presidents
  • Division managers
  • General managers and business managers
  • Human resources managers
  • Training and industrial relations specialists
  • Project managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Corporate development managers
  • Public sector directors and managers
  • And regional, national, and international managers

About the course

The highly interactive learning format provides you with insight on your dominant and secondary management styles and expands your management acumen.

This advanced management training course will help you in the following areas:

  • Advanced leadership techniques,
  • Change management processes and principles,
  • Communication and development strategies
  • Team-building
  • And today’s Big Three management tools: coaching, mentoring and group facilitation techniques

Receive a complete analysis of your management style to better understand your leadership qualities and the ne multi-gnerational workforce. Master the art of aligning your management style to employee competency levels, and add state-of-the-art leadership and coaching strategies to your repertoire of management expertise. You’ll learn to identify and reduce negative stressors, facilitate group meetings more effectively, foster teamwork and improve ownership and accountability.

Course content details

Component 1: Effective Leadership Strategies in Operations

Introduction to Dynamic Influencing Behaviours©

  • Interpretation of coaching style self survey using Management Action Situations©
  • Understanding your “preferred style”
  • Style flexibility and range, the key to a dynamic leader

Leadership of Groups Within Your Department or Organization

  • Choosing appropriate leadership styles
  • How to encourage participation
  • Understand and manage employee competencies
  • Develop a multi-generational culture by understanding the different motivations and engagement styles of your staff

Applying the Concepts to the On-the-Job Environment

  • How to make the coaching model work
  • Receiving input and feedback from your employee work groups

Using Power Positively

  • Influence without intimidation
  • Personal power vs. position power
  • Eight sources of influence

Component 2: Self Management for Professional Success

Models for Improving Your Communications with Employee Groups

  • The value of participation and its effect on quality, commitment, individual satisfaction and anxiety levels
  • Predicting a pattern of response from others
  • Learning to react in a more positive and influential manner

Controlling Negative Workplace Attitude

  • How attitude impacts performance
  • Analyzing your LSI Self and 360° feedback
  • Action planning to improve personal and team-related performance

Creating a Personal Action Plan

  • Setting personal goals for improving your leadership performance
  • Establishing benchmarked time frames to improve your self management

Self Management and Leadership Style

  • Using the best leadership style to get your team up and going quickly
  • Developing your own strategy to deal with teams at work

Component 3: Group Management and Team Development Strategies

Group Leadership at Work Today

  • Origins of research on effective group behaviour
  • Effective and affective behaviour
  • Formal vs. informal leadership

Managing Conflicts and Different Group Types

  • The five conflict styles and when to use appropriately
  • Understanding organizational culture
  • Thinking styles vs. decision-making styles
  • How to achieve group harmony

Understanding Group Member’s Styles

  • Managing the aggressive, constructive and passive styles
  • Consequences of these behaviours to group performance

Developing Effective Teamwork: a Tactical Approach

  • Stages to building the ideal team
  • Examining techniques for enhancing team effectiveness
  • Developing group problem-solving processes

Component 4: Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Staff Performance

Coaching for Peak Performance

  • Coaching styles that match the competence and maturity of your team
  • Benchmarking best coaching practices
  • Becoming a high-performance coach
  • The impact of relationships on performance
  • Improving performance through raised expectations
  • Creating “shining eyes”
  • Setting goals with, not for your people
  • Tracking progress; providing support

Firing Up the Team

  • Building commitment and enthusiasm using new approaches to measurement
  • Alternative rewards and recognition
  • Dealing with poor performance
  • The art of constructive feedback

Key Mentoring Skills

  • Elements of successful mentoring relationships
  • Attributes of great mentors
  • Three key strategies of exceptional mentors
  • The dangers of giving advice readily

Component 5: Leading Organizational Change

Facilitating a Development Plan for Team Members

  • Creating a performance improvement plan
  • Matching mentor and protégé
  • Developing customized learning plans
  • Matching learning opportunities with the learning style of your protégé

Next Steps: Managing Change and Removing Oppositional Behaviour

  • Becoming more persuasive
  • Using your power to influence events
  • The eight most important sources of power
  • Using the “two-bucket” approach to improve relationships and influence
  • Knowing and dealing with anticipated responses of your team in the face of change

Balancing Power with the Naysayers’ Needs

  • Knowing why there is resistance
  • Using active listening to clarify concerns
  • Finding creative solutions for win-win outcomes

Applying Influence and Leadership Skills

  • Moving from conflict to collaboration
  • Fine tuning your plan

Management Themes

Participants will focus on the following management themes:

  • Understanding the new multi-generational workforce
  • Aligning your management style to employee competency levels
  • Advanced leadership techniques
  • Proven principles to lead your team more effectively
  • Change management processes and principles
  • Employee communication and development strategies
  • Team building strategies
  • How to form highly efficient and goal driven teams
  • Coaching, mentoring and group facilitation techniques
  • Today’s “big three” management tools


Michelle Chambers

Biography Michelle brings more than 25 years of proven and successful leadership, coaching, training and consulting experience, including work with three of Canada’s Top-50 employers, a Financial Post Top-100 organization and a Greater Toronto 2011 and 2013 Top-50 Employer. Michelle is an organiz...

Cy Charney

Biography Cy Charney is one of the Schulich School of Business, York University’s top instructors. As a leading Canadian thought leader in the area of organizational performance, Cy has developed a variety of unique interventions to help organizations in both the private and public sector become ...

Haniyeh Yousofpour

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour PhD, MBA, PMP, PE Certified is a Harvard educated award winning business professor and consultant with a passion in organizational change management, negotiation and effective communication, and effective utilization of human capital. Dr. Yousofpour is an expert in Human R...

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