Management Development
Training Programme

What makes a good manager, great?

As a manager, it is an expectation of you to juggle the responsibility of managing a team whilst achieving great results for your organisation. If your team struggles to share the same drive and vision as yourself, it can negatively impact team output, leading to poor results. As managers, we constantly look for ways to help our team perform better. By using the unique colour system of the Insights Discovery process, we’ll show you how to understand your personal style and use your strengths to communicate with your team in a way that delivers results quicker and easier.

Finding the optimal path in how you deal with your team can:

  • Reduce conflict and stress
  • Empower your team to work to your vision without constant direction
  • Create a high-performance environment which reflects positively within your organisation
  • Grow your business and satisfy your customers every time

Everything flows from understanding our individual character and our personal style. If you manage in line with your personal style and communicate effectively from this point, you’ll make a positive difference within your team and fly within your organisation.

Using the Insights Discovery process, this one-of-a-kind four-day workshop is designed to give your practical, actionable ways to adapt your communication to eliminate all the issues other teams often struggle with.

LearningCog’s The Manager in Me Management Development Training Programme can be adapted and bespoke to your organisational needs, but generally the workshop would be divided into four parts, or days.


The Manager in Me – Management Development Training Programme

Using the Insights Discovery process, this one-of-a-kind workshop is designed to give you practical, actionable ways to adapt your communication to eliminate all the issues other teams often struggle with. During the workshop we explore your own personal style and how you can adapt to get the best out of your team and each individual.

Understanding at what stage of development each team members are for each specific task they complete for you is no easy job. During this session we work to assess development levels and look at the flexibility of your management style that is needed to drive high performance. During this workshop we take a look at each development level, the needs as people develop, and create an action plan for each member of the team.

A successful manager and coach helps individuals to find solutions themselves which can improve their performance and free the managers time to focus more on their own priorities. We take the time to develop skills around a coaching model, we look at the practical use of the model and take time to practise using it. At the end of this day managers attending the workshop are all set to support their team members achieve High Performance.

There is never enough time in the day to get everything you need completed as well as managing the team and everyones priorities. We will develop simple, proven techniques that guarantee results. All you have to do is to use them, every day. By completing an end-of-course Action Plan, you will put in place the ways by which you will work smarter, better - driving High Performance all day, every day.

121 Business Coaching

You can get the opportunity to take part in a 360 review at the start and end of the programme.  With these results, managers will form a coaching relationship with a suitable LearningCog coach who has the right strengths for that individual. This coaching relationship will last throughout the whole programme. 121 coaching sessions will take place after each workshop, for one hour. Coaches work with managers to look at specific difficulties and help to implement the learning, improving the performance of each managers.

Who is it for?

  • Ambitious managers looking to develop shared purpose within their team
  • Experienced, hands-on managers who want to help develop their team to become more self-reliant
  • New managers looking to make an immediate impact

Tools used on the programme

Insights Discovery Diagnostic Tool

Insights Discovery is an extremely useful tool in improving interpersonal effectiveness. Apart from the user- friendly system, another strength is its focus not only on knowing yourself but also on recognising others, adapting your style, and connecting accordingly. Leaders will fully understand how to use the tool and also receive their personal report.

My360Goals – 360 Feedback Report

360 feedback is one of the most useful, quick and easy ways to get feedback about skills and behaviours from the people that matter the most. The report is complied from feedback from Line Manager, Self, Direct Reports, Peer group and Others. This forms the basis of ownership of personal development and supports leaders in getting the best out of every stage of the programme.

Managers who have attended our workshop have:

  • Finally gained the recognition they deserve within their organisation by learning how to recognise the preferences of key stakeholders and adapt their behaviour
  • Developed a harmonious, high performing team by understanding how their personal preferences impacted other team members
  • Seen their career take off by gaining an understanding of the real value they bring to a team and an organisation
  • Forged powerful relationships by developing their interpersonal skills and heightening their ability to build rapport with members within their team and organisation

Taking the step to understand themselves has paid dividends to the hundreds of forward-looking managers who we’ve supported at LearningCog. Join us on a workshop and discover for yourself how to use your personal and unique strengths to build the team and career your desire.

How are we different from other workshops?

Unlike other management development workshops, you’ll receive highly personalised feedback which you can implement and use in your team immediately. What you learn and discover during the Insights Discovery Management Communication workshop will be valuable beyond the day and will help inform your decision-making and communication well into the future.

More than this, at LearningCog we’ll ensure the whole process is engaging and continually interactive while keeping a firm focus on the reason we’re there: to help you develop as a manager.

Our workshops are developed from leading research and practice placing sharp focus on the areas where developing managers gain the most benefit from practical support: knowing and managing yourself and others, understanding communication with the benefits and pitfalls and optimising your management style to get the best out of your team.

Our approach is highly immersive and it’s for that reason our attendees have seen incredible results when they’ve returned to their business.

At the workshop, you’ll play an active role in identifying and understanding your own development as a manager and together we’ll create a targeted personal development plan you’ll take back to your workplace and put into action straight away.

You’ll start making a difference to your team, your organisation and your career the very next working day.

This workshop was a fantastic mix of Management Development, with and engaging and entertaining training style. The “insight” that we took away from this training has proved invaluable to our business and the way we manage and communicate with employees and customers. I would recommend LearningCog to any organisation or individual looking for inspirational but practical development.

Mike Robinson, Euphoria Lifestyle Ltd

Our Insights training day delivered by LearningCog was a truly refreshing and enlightening day that really engaged our managers in the importance of building effective relationships to be able to manage, adapt and connect with their teams. Ric is a highly competent and experienced trainer who shared his extensive knowledge of the science behind Insights with his infectious enthusiasm and commitment. I have no hesitation in recommending LearningCog to any company who are looking for practical, interactive and engaging learning events that really meet the needs of colleagues and their businesses.

Jane Fletcher, DX