Management Academy

The No More Ifs Or Buts Management Academy is focused on developing the skills of managers so that they can run a smooth and productive team. We embed the importance of emotional intelligence throughout the programme and our managers step up from being good in their day-to-day to great people managers. We ensure they understand how to communicate with their teams properly to achieve optimum teamwork.

We use the personal assessment tool DiSC to profile delegates at the beginning of the Academy. The results of this are then integrated throughout the Academy to build their understanding of what their profile means and how they can use this information to communicate more effectively with clients and colleagues.

The Academy is broken down into 10 modules:

1. Insights into who you are

We start the programme with a core coaching type session, encouraging our Managers to understand what makes them unique through identifying their values and how this maps onto the organisation’s values. This module identifies the current skills of the individual and requires them to set goals about where they would like to be in the future.

2. Connecting through communication

Communication is what drives connection and we delve into how different communication styles and adapting to these can make our Manager’s lives easier.  We look at how to have the best difficult conversations whilst avoiding potential conflict and negative emotions among other team members, building the confidence to tackle issues before they escalate.

3. Strengthen your emotional intelligence

Whilst the need for high emotional intelligence is built into the whole programme as a golden thread, we focus module 3 entirely on the subject.  Honing in on the aspects that our Managers might need to personally work on.  This module will delve into what the managers need to understand about themselves to ensure they can start to understand how to connect with others.

4. Creating a high-performance team

We look at taking our teams from a group of talented individuals to high performing teams and what is needed to craft and develop a team that has bonded and thrives on collaboration by coaching the individuals in how to have performance conversations and provide constructive feedback. Sharing how our managers need to harness the power of the team, not just individuals.

5. Building an innovation hub

This module shows individuals how to approach problem-solving in a structured way to give space for more ambitious solutions. We look at how to balance the risk of change with the need for development and how in their industry, it is easy to be left behind..

6. Harnessing diverse mindsets

This module will demonstrate how to create an environment that supports and encourages diverse thinking and how to manage more challenging situations.  Whilst looking at diversity and unconscious bias at an introductory level, this module gives our Managers confidence to build a culture within their team that relies on diversity.

7. How we learn and therefore how we can guide

We will discuss the what and how roadmap, explore learning models, learning cycles, situational leadership and the importance of psychological contracting so that managers can identify motivations and know how to use this to motivate team members.

8. Maximise your productivity

Many Managers do not clearly understand how to assess the productivity of their teams and so this module delves into how to maximise productivity and create boundaries in their day through the use of positive habits.  Beyond this, we look at developing metrics beyond a sales target.

9. Creating a supportive and resilient team

As the role of our Managers widens, this module looks at how to identify the signs of mental strain and coaches managers on how to support themselves and others when needed.  Drawing on insights from our Sister company Stress Matters, this session shares tips and techniques that benefit inside and outside of work.  

10. Managing your personal brand

Managers in organisations are more successful when team members know and understand what they stand for and what their core capabilities and goals are. This module reviews the managers goals to see how their personal brand has developed and how it can continue to develop in the future.


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Our Management academy is suitable for a workshop size of 10-20 people.  Each of our clients has a different need and these modules can be built into online, hybrid or face-to-face workshops across a number of days or weeks. 


Contact us here to find out even more about how the academy can benefit you and your business opportunities.

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