Becoming a First Time Manager Course

First Time Manager

First time managers have their work cut out for them, many new skills to learn, having to deal with different personalities, and greater responsibilities to accomplish. The Becoming a First Time Manager course provides a new, friendly approach for those charged with the task of management. This course encourages managers to take on the challenges of supervision and provides fast, powerful lessons to help increase productivity, unlock hidden talent, work with different types of people, communicate effectively, and diagnose problems. This course will assist the next generation of managers to succeed with flying colors, right from the start.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

Becoming a First Time Manager course content

The Becoming a First Time Manager course consists of 4 modules:

Becoming a First Time Manager Module 1 Leading People & Individual Differences

Module 1 focuses on learning what most employees want to gain out of their careers, and how to lead people effectively. We will learn to look at how to balance work and your personal lives when you take on the role of a manager so that your personal life doesn’t suffer. Finally, this module focuses on getting your employees to be productive and identifying strengths and weaknesses in your employees and using that knowledge to be productive in the workplace.

  • What do Employees Want?
  • Unleashing Productivity
  • Turning on Talent
  • Balancing Work and Life
  • Focusing on Ability

Becoming a First Time Manager Module 2 Leader Effectiveness & Optimizing Contributions

Module 2 discusses the best forms of communication and how to use open, two-way communications to get the best from each and every employee you are managing. Managing others requires that you learn the right questions to ask and listening to your employees to earn and maintain respect from within your department.

  • Open Two-Way Communication
  • What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Asking and Listening
  • Diagnosing Problems
  • Teamwork

Becoming a First Time Manager Module 3 Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Managers are humans too, so it is imperative to learn how to handle stress without allowing anger and frustration to affect how you treat individuals who work for you. Module 3 focuses on owning your anger, asserting yourself without being aggressive, and tools for dealing with those difficult people you will encounter.

  • Staying on Top of Stress
  • Owning your Anger
  • Asserting Yourself
  • Rising to the Challenge
  • Dealing with Difficult People

Becoming a First Time Manager Module 4 Eliminating Conflict

Module 4 will identify barriers that can cause the workplace to lose effectiveness. Also, as a manager, it is imperative to be able to see signs of harassment and violence in the workplace and know how these can be avoided with good leadership.

  • Barriers to an Effective Workplace
  • Prevention of Harassment
  • Prevention of Workplace Violence
  • Defuse and Protect Employees
  • Good Leadership Strategies

After completing the Becoming a First Time Manager course

After completing the Become a First Time Manager course, you should be able to:

  • Identify effective methods for leading people
  • Identify individual differences
  • Describe tools for optimizing contributions
  • List tools for eliminating conflict in the workplace
  • Identify strategies for being an effective leader

Course duration

The Become a First Time Manager course is 24 hours long, taught over 4 weeks.