Become an effective manager with the tools to lead your team to success.
Essentials for New Managers is a program for new and aspiring not-for-profit managers to strengthen their management skills.
Over three sessions, program participants gain tools and approaches to achieve success in their new management role.
Is Essentials for New Managers Right for You?
You are an ideal candidate if you:
are new to a not-for-profit management role or are looking to be promoted in the next 6-12 months
provide leadership or supervision in your current role
have a vision to take on further management responsibilities in your not-for-profit career
If you are the sole employee in your organization (e.g. the executive director), this may NOT be the best program for you. We encourage you to also consider our other programs including: Leadership Principles, Executive Lab, and our many workshops available.
Come away with tangible tools, ideas, and practices to apply in your management role.
Leave this program equipped with leadership and communication skills to effectively manage work flow, individuals, and teams.
Identify priorities for succeeding in your first management role.
Develop a strong understanding of your role and responsibilities as a first-time manager, and how to navigate the common challenges as a new manager.
Day 1: Your Role as a Manager within Your Organizational Context
Gain a strong understanding of your role and responsibilities as a manager
Build a strong foundation in topics including: leading vs. managing, performance support, managing a budget, and reporting on outcomes
Learn how to make time for your team and how to transition from an individual contributor to a manager
Gain skills to pro-actively deliver results while managing stress and time constraints
Day 2: Effectively Manage Team Work Flows
Practice setting clear, mutually understood expectations with your direct reports and learn the common communication pitfalls that can cause misunderstandings
Learn tools and techniques for effective planning, prioritization, and decision making
Build your comfort with delegation and learn when and how to delegate
Practice effective delegation conversations
Day 3: Support Your Team’s Performance
Learn how to build successful teams, including recruiting, hiring, and training new team members
Facilitate effective goal setting through understanding team members’ priorities and motivations
Build trust and confidence with staff by providing ongoing feedback and performance evaluations
Practice difficult conversations
Required Course Material
Top 5 CliftonStrengths (Not included in course fee. To be completed individually before the start of the course).
*Registration is now open!
Prework: a quick organizational assessment and self-assessment before the start of the program
February 11, 2021 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm *Updated time February 18, 2021 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm February 25, 2021 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
CoV Bursary Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Location: Online / Virtual Price: $525
Elevate your career and strengthen your impact as a new not-for-profit manager.
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