A highly interactive training course on

Managing Technical Professionals and Organisations

Coventry Academy -  Managing Technical Professionals and Organisations

Course Schedules

 27-31 May 2024
 15-19 Jul 2024
 16-20 Sep 2024

Training course overview

This very practical training course is designed to assist managers to manage technical professionals and organisations. Managing technical staff can require particular skills and competencies that may not have been part of your training or previous work experience.  This includes the need for transformational leadership, highly developed communication skills, Cultural Intelligence (CI), teamworking essentials and the special needs for managing cross-functional teams.

This Coventry Academy training course will allow you to explore the skills needed to manage technical professionals in any organisation. This training course examines the key ingredients of successful management and the skills needed to be a successful and effective manager. 

What are the goals?

By the end of this Coventry Academy training course, you will be able to:

  • Develop interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Distinguish between groups and teams
  • Understand how Cross-Functional management manages business processes across the traditional boundaries of the functional areas.
  • List the stages of team development
  • Improve your Cultural Intelligence (CI)

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Anyone who manages technical professionals
  • Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Technical Leads
  • Operational Managers
  • Financial Professionals
  • HR professionals moving into Leadership roles
  • Anyone recently promoted into a people management or leadership role

Course Outline

Day One: The Essentials of Management
  • Contrasting leadership and management
  • Managing technical staff
  • 21st Century transformational leadership
  • The emotionally intelligent leader
  • Giving effective feedback to staff
Day Two: Teamwork Essentials
  • The critical stages of team development
  • Characteristics of high-performing teams
  • Teamworking activities
  • The stages of team development
  • False consensus and groupthink prevention
Day Three: Cross-Functional Management
  • When is a Team not a Team?
  • Advantages of Cross-Functional teams
  • The Cross-Functional Manager
  • Essential people skills for effective Cross-Functional Management
  • Guidelines for implementing cross-functional team
Day Four: Communication Skills for Team Management
  • The psychology of effective interpersonal communication
  • Avoiding the main communication barriers
  • Active listening – the Roger’s method
  • SOLER Techniques
  • Achieving win-win outcomes
Day Five: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence (CI)
  • The meaning of culture
  • Understanding your Cultural Intelligence (CI)
  • The seven most prominent levels of culture
  • Hofstede’s value dimensions
  • Managing multi-cultural teams

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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