What is First Time Manager Training?
First time manager training is designed to assist managers who have moved into their role from being an individual contributor to a manager. It is very important as productivity is heavily dependent on the capability of these managers to handle the frontline. First Time Leaders Training is especially important as a significant number of people are being promoted to the position of a manager without any managerial experience because of the unprecedented growth that the Indian economy experienced.
Our first time manager training program is carried out in a risk-free environment which encourages trainees to practice the skills that are taught. We use a number of training methods including simulations with feedback and group exercises to enhance the learning process and teaches them on how to be a good first time manager.
There needs to be a starting point for everyone for which there some important steps that can make the shift smoother.
What Skills Does a First-Time Manager Need?
There are three fundamental skills of a manager:
- Technical Skills: The manager should be proficient at specific tasks.
- Human Skills: The manager has to know how to work with people.
- Conceptual / Strategic Skills: The manager has to be able to understand not only the past and future but also to vision the future
Our first time leaders training program for new managers focuses on Human Skills and Conceptual Skills by covering topics that include change management training, team building training, problem solving training among others. We believe that the technical skills should be the responsibility of the organization for which they work.
This program emphasizes the skills listed below. In fact, these skills have been compiled by management experts in decreasing order of importance:
- People Skills
- Strategic Thinking
- Adaptable to Change
- Being a Team Player
- Ability to Solve Complex Problems
- High Personal Standards
First Time Managers Program Outline
The Mindset of a Leader:
- Transitioning from team member to team manager
- Dealing with former peers
- The characteristics of an effective leader
- The responsibilities of a manager
- ‘Thinking like a manager’
Managing Up and Managing Down:
- Managing team members
- Managing managers
Coaching and Development:
- The importance of coaching and feedback
- Phases of Coaching
- Constructive Feedback
- Dealing with Obstacles
- Action plans for improvement
- Follow Up
- Motivation & Coaching
- Performance dialogues
- Managing time
- Prioritizing the To-do list
- The art of delegation
Building and Managing High Performance Teams:
- Understanding team dynamics