Developing Management Practice
£5,895 + VAT (including residential costs)
Module 1: 3 days
Module 2: 2 days
Your journey to inspirational leadership
To achieve great results an organisation requires every employee to continually develop their own skills and behaviours. As a manager you’ll know you are judged not only on your own skills and performance but on those of your team. Time is short and you often need to juggle your own productivity with spending time with your team. Meanwhile you are also balancing requirements from your manager and senior team, keeping your own motivation high and ideally planning your own next steps.
From all this we recognise that productive managers need not only the practical skills and techniques of management but the mind-set, tenacity and understanding of themselves and others.
Managing a team is an art and one quite different to the functional role you may have begun in. But this isn’t just a programme about being an outstanding manager, this is also about fulfilling your potential and creating your pathway to senior leadership.
Benefits to the individual
You will develop essential management skills and benefit from the confidence and clarity that comes from understanding your own strengths.
Specifically, you will benefit from:
- Essential team management skills such supporting others through change, managing conflict, and performance management
- Understanding individual and team behaviours and how to influence these
- Enhanced communication skills and confidence in handling difficult conversations with team members, peers and senior management
- A personal development journey: pro-actively manage your own development, including increased self-awareness, personal branding and networking skills
- 1:1 coaching throughout the programme ensuring your personal challenges are addressed
Benefits to the 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. It will set your managers on a path to senior leadership responsibility and help them and their teams to achieve the results required.
- More skilled, confident and effective managers who are better able to identify personality traits within their team and use these to successfully respond to performance management issues
- Managers who are results-focused and who understand the impact of their own and their team’s performance on the whole organisation
- Individuals that understand and are responsible for their own development and who are positioned to take on more responsibility.
The art of management is a valuable and often under-developed skill. When exceptional functional performers are promoted to team or project manager they immediately need to draw on new skills to succeed. Managers that have been in their role for some years and are good performers may not receive development for themselves, as a manager and as an individual looking to push their career forward. Whichever scenario you identify with, our Developing Management Practice Programme will be the beginning of a personal development journey.
This modular programme is a process of self-awareness and developing practical management skills. We will take you back to basics to evaluate the skills you currently have, a personal and practical approach that will continue throughout the programme.
Participants will do a pre-programme psychometric questionnaire online and look at their personal report during the programme.
Through lectures, workshops, group discussion, experiential techniques and 1:1 coaching we will deliver effective tools and techniques including a strategic personal plan of how you will apply your learning to the challenges you face at work.
Specifically, this programme will cover:
- Team performance and performance management
- Using time effectively
- Conflict management
- Motivating individuals
- Understanding change and supporting others through change
- Personal branding and networking
- Understanding people and relationships
- Inspirational leadership
- Your next steps
Location and facilities
We pride ourselves on understanding the need to create an environment which is both relaxing and comfortable enabling work and study to be focused and effective. From our unique riverside location to our impressive amenities, we provide an ideal environment for meeting success.
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Balancing busy work schedules with relaxation and exercise is an important aspect of our approach at Henley. The fully equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Centre with views overlooking the beautiful grounds and River Thames has everything needed to restore a sense of well being.
At our Greenlands site we provide a variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities. Our rooms have been designed with an emphasis on practicality with many of our rooms benefiting from the latest presentation equipment to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly.
The conference rooms at Greenlands, Henley, all feature air conditioning, natural daylight and excellent acoustics, as well as state-of-the-art AV and presentation technology controlled by bluetooth touch screens, free WiFi access, laptop connections, networked PC and large screens. Our larger rooms also have repeater screens. Each conference room has access to dedicated syndicate and break-out rooms and refreshment areas close by. Stationery, flipcharts, photocopying facilities and whiteboards are included as standard.
All syndicate and meeting rooms at Henley are fitted with a large screen, networked PC, whiteboards and have free WiFi access and laptop connections. River House 1-14 are also fitted with Copycam, allowing users to capture whiteboard notes at the touch of a button. Digital recorders, video and stills cameras are also available on request. All are laid out boardroom style.
We have 100 rooms including some with disabled facilities. All rooms are en-suite & include a safe, trouser press, laptop connection with free Wi-Fi access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV with radio, Molton Brown toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Photograph of Thames Court accommodation.
Full English breakfast is served in our main dining room, which overlooks the River Thames. Our dedicated staff maintain the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All guest rooms receive daily housekeeping services.
When it comes to dining, we offer you choice, quality and flexibility. We understand that you also want facilities that are conducive to networking, and dining arrangements that integrate seamlessly with the other aspects of your day. Henley is renowned for both its excellent standards of service and the high quality of cuisine. The chefs and their professional staff are able to offer the sophistication of a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining room, with its views over the lawns down to the Thames.
Fresh, varied breakfasts are prepared by award-winning chefs and served each morning in the beautiful, riverside restaurant - the Heyworth Room.
Several tea and coffee areas are situated throughout the buildings, the Garden Common Room is situated beside the Heyworth Room and is open throughout the day and evening offering a wide range of Fairtrade drinks and a selection of biscuits. The bar is open each evening serving a full range of drinks.
Henley Conference Centre and Hotel
Set in its own 30 acre estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for any gathering. For more information about booking our beautiful facilities please visit the Henley Conferences website.
History of Greenlands
Records indicate that there has been a house on our Greenlands site for 500 years, although the house would have originally been much closer to the river.
Greenlands has been home to a series of notable families and individuals throughout its lifetime. These include Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert D'Oyley, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1573; Bulstrode Whitelock, Oliver Cromwell's Ambassador to Sweden and most recently WH Smith, who bought the existing house in 1871. Queen Elizabeth I is also known to have visited on more than one occasion, most likely when staying at her royal palace in Reading.
The site became the home of a new Administrative Staff College in 1946, first welcoming students in 1948. In 1952, after the unexpected death of Viscount Hambleden from whom the College leased the site, an opportunity to purchase Greenlands' 30 acres arose. The College was renamed Henley Management College in 1991, and following the 2008 merger with the University of Reading became Henley Business School. Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands.
Points of view
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- Are you a good manager?
- Do difficult conversations keep you awake at night?
- 'I know I should delegate, but...'- Denise Fryer, Programme Co-Director, discusses the importance of delegation
- The Generation Gap - It's alive and well, and thriving in your office! Article exploring how businsses are harnessing diversity for business success
- Developing Management Practice programme overview
- The benefits of the Developing Management Practice programme
- UK top 3 ranking for Executive Education in the Financial Times 2017
- Henley Corporate Learning Survey 2017
Offers & Discounts
10% discount on programme fee for Henley alumni
When booking multiple open programmes which are paid for upfront, the following discount structure applies:
2-4 people = 10% reduction
5-9 people = 15% reduction
10+ people = 20% reduction
A 50% discount is available to registered charities - please note that the discount is applied at Henley Business School's discretion and to confirm eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Henley Way
Helping you become exceptional is at the heart of everything we do. The Henley Way is highly practical, collaborative and academically rigorous. We develop confident leaders and professionals who are able to take a fresh perspective and have the energy, capability and resilience to ensure that they and their organisations are successful.
THE HENLEY WAY:
- Rigour & relevance
The Henley Way is much more than a set of principles. It is ingrained in our spirit and fundamental to our purpose and heritage, characterising the way we can help you to deliver exceptional performance.
We engage with you at the deepest level, fostering a shared spirit of curiosity, exploration, investigation and learning. We collaborate with you in order to challenge assumptions and mindsets, and get to the heart of the real business issues you face.
By creating a safe environment that promotes self-reflection, you are able to ask yourself those crucial questions that allow you to learn more about what informs your strategic business decisions and actions.
We work closely with you to diagnose your strategic individual and organisational aims. We then identify programmes that are best aligned to these goals, or we can co-evolve a learning design specifically aimed at achieving these strategic outcomes.
RIGOUR & RELEVANCE
We draw on world-class research and originate leading-edge thinking – but theory remains theory unless it is applied to real-world business. All of our programmes are delivered by experienced faculty who integrate academic rigour with commercial application. What you learn translates into business results.
Our customers rely on our long history and global reputation for successful executive development. These strengths underlie our responsible and collaborative way of working with you to co-create the very best executive learning experiences and commercial outcomes.
At Henley we know we cannot just be exceptional – we are here to help you become exceptional.