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Oxford Management Centre

Management – Masterclass

Aug 5—9
5 days
California, United States
USD 6950
USD 1390 per day
Sep 30—Oct 4
5 days
Abuja, Nigeria
USD 5950
USD 1190 per day
Oct 14—18
5 days
Miami, Florida, United States
USD 6950
USD 1390 per day
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How it works



This fast-paced seminar provides an opportunity to stand back from the day-to-day pressures of managerial life and focus on the wider arena. Rather than covering all areas of management, the programme focuses on those topics that many Management Professionals find little time to address during their typical busy working day. The aim is for participants to gain a holistic view of their wider organisational and strategic context and give them the tools to formulate meaningful longer-term personal and organisational objectives.

The highlights of this seminar are:

  • How to analyse the external and internal forces at work in an organisation
  • How to develop and communicate a compelling strategic vision
  • How to measure and manage performance
  • How to build value-added change into the daily management activities
  • How to build influence and trust within and beyond the team
  • How to develop a high performance team


By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Become an agent for value-added change
  • Coach individuals and teams to achieve extraordinary goals
  • Select appropriate methods for measuring and managing performance
  • Be in tune with the teams effectiveness and be able to turn morale around if and when necessary
  • Facilitate problem-solving groups that will deliver results on-time and on budget
  • Develop employees to take more responsibility
  • Use appropriate strategies for influencing and motivating others


The workshop will be fast paced interactive and fun! The workshop will employ state-of-the-art adult learning techniques that enable people to learn by listening, seeing, discussion and hands – on practice.

Ideal will be based on best practices in the context of real world issues. Participants will also be given time to share their ideas in open sessions and in small group settings. They will be constantly busy and engaged in hands-on exercises, case discussions and simulations that are customized to fit the reality of their working world.

Participants will go back to work with an action plan that they can put into practice right away.


  • Have a clear understanding of management essentials
  • Be better able to coach and improve productivity
  • Better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Be more confident to take bold decisions
  • Have a better knowledge of dealing upwards in an organisation
  • Return with renewed energy and passion to manage their team


  • Reflect on your own management style so that you can improve
  • Learn how to win people to your way of thinking
  • Learn how to deal with difficult employees
  • Learn to power your team to higher performance
  • Learn how to manage upwards as well as with your team
  • Learn how to motivate and create a culture of responsibility


Day1 - The Manager as a Strategist

  • The changing reality of organizational life
  • New challenges and roles of the surviving manager
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • The challenges of motivating employees
  • Strategic performance drivers of an effective organization
  • The difference between leading and managing
  • Creating a compelling strategic vision
  • The power of living the values

Day2 - The Manager as a Coach

  • Personal leadership styles
  • Creating a personal legacy
  • Case study. Leadership: The Art of Possibilities
  • The value of good relationships
  • The impact of expectations on performance
  • Engaging employees on setting stretch goals
  • Effective coaching meetings
  • Creating individualized learning plans

Day3 - The Manager as the Project Team facilitator

  • Meetings: the # 1 time waster
  • Reducing meeting times by 50% and more
  • The role of the facilitator
  • The 5 types of meetings
  • Creating an agenda that focuses process and content
  • Dealing with dysfunctional meeting behaviours
  • Encouraging creativity and innovation
  • Ensuring that accountability is clear and actions are followed up

Day4 - The Manager as Team Leader

  • Teamwork best practices
  • Creating a high-performance team
  • Empowerment and its link to performance
  • Team decision making: when and how to achieve a consensus
  • Performance measurement
  • The 4 stages of team development
  • Teambuilding techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Recognition and reward

Day5 - The Manager as Change Agent

  • The challenge of personal change
  • Six typical reaction to change
  • The top attributes of change agents
  • Influencing upward
  • Six sources of power
  • The importance of humility
  • The secrets of assertiveness
  • When to seek help

Who should attend

  • Functional Specialists who wish to prepare themselves for general management roles
  • Existing Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Management Staff, wishing to gain a rounded view of best management practices
  • Middle – Senior Management Professionals wishing to update themselves on latest practices across a range of management topics
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