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Developing Management Practice

At a glance

  • Develop practical management skills and vital personal skills such as time management
  • Build self-awareness and self-confidence, and understand how to use your key strengths
  • Discover how to manage change and performance effectively
  • Understand how to manage your team successfully, and advance your own career as a result
Subject area(s)
Strategic Management
£6,150 + VAT (including residential costs)
Course length
3 days + 2 days
Suitable for
Managers at all levels who work with teams or projects
Next start date
Greenlands campus


Developing Management Practice is a practical programme designed to help you get measurable results from your team.

The course not only equips you with a host of valuable management skills, but also allows you to realise your own potential and move your career forward.

Taught in small, supportive cohorts, the programme combines psychometrics, workshops, group discussion and 1:1 coaching. It culminates in the creation of a strategic personal plan to record your actions and next steps.

Key benefits

Course fee: £6,150 + VAT (including residential costs)
Duration: 3 days + 2 days
Suitable for: Managers at all levels who work with teams or projects

Available start dates

Start date: 19/10/21
Location: Greenlands campus
Session Starts Ends
Module 1 19/10/21 21/10/21
Module 2 08/12/21 09/12/21

Developing Management Practice is taught through a combination of action-learning workshops, group discussion and one-to-one coaching.

Programme content

The programme runs for a total of five days and covers:

  • Team performance and performance management
  • Effective time management
  • Conflict management
  • Motivating individuals
  • Change processes and managing others through change
  • Building self-awareness
  • Identifying and promoting your personal brand
  • People and relationship management

Post-programme, you can 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

Meet the Programme Directors

Debora Brockwell is a business consultant and executive coach with extensive operational and strategic experience. She spent 10 years at Marks & Spencer plc in a variety of senior HR roles, including Head of HR for a division comprising 10,000 employees and 40 direct reports.

Denise Fryer is DMP joint programme director and also works as an executive coach, focussing on change and transition. These roles keep her in touch with the development managers seek, to help them address their specific challenges and situations. Denise’s experience of working with a diverse global client base throughout her career provides both a broad and informed perspective on working in today’s businesses.

Debora Brockwell

Executive Fellow

Denise Fryer

Executive Fellow

Ian Williams

Executive Fellow

"I definitely grew in strength and confidence, and found myself much more able to deal with people at all levels."

Read full case study - Charlie Scaplehorn, Relationship Manager, CTIL

"The content of the programme is superb, and I couldn’t fault the delivery. The visiting speakers were excellent, too."

Read full case study - Chris Jarvis, IT and Data Protection Manager, YMCA

"It’s definitely made me more confident in making – and communicating – the bigger decisions."

Read full case study - Paul Bodart, Deputy Managing Director, Cara Hotel Marketing

Individual bookings
The following reductions are available on programmes fees

Multiple bookings
The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple open programmes are booked. Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility**.

  • 10% 2-4 people
  • 15% 5-9 people
  • 20% 10+ people

A 50% discount is available to registered charities.

It is subject to eligibility and available at Henley Business School's discretion**

Please note:
* Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading) not to graduates of Henley Management College.

** Please contact us for eligibility criteria, availability and terms.

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Set in sweeping parkland on the banks of the River Thames, Henley Business School's Greenlands campus provides an inspiring and reflective environment for focused work and study.

Find out more about our facilities and how to find us

Why choose Henley?

No.4 in the UK
of Executive Education providers for open programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)
World top 25
of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools [combining Custom and Open programmes ranking])
UK no.2
for course design, new skills & learning, and participants' aims achieved
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)

For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Executive Education at Henley is:

  • Practical: we combine academic rigour with a strong practical focus, so you can immediately apply what you have learned back in your organisation.
  • Relevant: Henley faculty are experienced practitioners who can support you in exploring solutions to your organisation’s challenges.
  • Collaborative: Open programmes enable you to expand your network, gain new perspectives and share ideas with peers from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • Personal: deliberately small learning groups allow you to benefit from individual attention and a confidential environment. We encourage you to understand your unique strengths, leadership style, and areas for development.

Contact us

Open Programmes

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the programme, please contact our programme advisors.

Telephone: 01491 418767