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Closing the Gap between Specialist & Manager, Johannesburg

March 12 @ 12:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm SAST

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Closing the Gap between Specialist & Manager

Introduction: Closing the Gap between Specialist & Manager

In the Closing the Gap between Specialist & Manager, we aim to teach supervisors team management and time management. Add to this prioritizing and delegation and you will be well on your way to being a good supervisor. In this workshop we will also focus on setting goals and expectations, for yourself as well as your team, as well as feedback and resolving conflict.
We teach a number of key soft skills in order to perfect your managerial skills. Soft skills are personal skills each employee brings with them into the working environment. There are ten soft skills anyone can develop and improve, which will create a better working atmosphere and increase productivity. These skills will also allow participants of the course to communicate more effectively with their co-workers. Everybody deals with other people at work and it is an advantage for participants to know how to develop empathy, how to communicate effectively and what body language is.
We dedicate a day on how to motivate your team and hold successful meetings
The aim of this course is to provide you with key tools to make the transition from specialist easier and more successful.

Benefits: Closing the Gap between Specialist & Manager

Key Benefits of attending include:

  • Learn how to create clear organisational correspondence
  • Learn Great Interpersonal Skills
  • Practical tools which can be applied back in the office
  • Understand the challenges dealt with in the transition from a specialist to a manager
  • Discover how people dynamics work and how this can help you with individuals management (10 soft skills)
  • Learn ways to get the best out of your team so that both you and they can shine

Supervisory Skills for Team Leaders Training Course Outline

  • Realistic Expectations: Requirements of a Supervisor; Opportunities for Growth and Improvement; Verbal Expectations; Written Expectations.
  • Goal setting: Cascading Goals; The SMART Method; Helping Others Set Goals;
  • Assigning Work: The Dictatorial Approach; The Apple-Picking Approach; The Collaborative Approach
  • Degrees of Delegation: Complete Supervision; Partial Supervision; Complete Independence
  • Implementing Delegation: Decision Making; Choosing the Person to Delegate to; Providing Instructions; Measuring the Results; Troubleshooting
  • Feedback: Characteristics of Good Feedback; Feedback Delivery Tools; Informal feedback; Formal feedback
  • Managing your Time: The 80/20 Rule; The Urgent/Important Matrix; Productivity Journal
  • Routines and Rituals that Simplify Your Work Day
  • Resolving Conflict: Conflict Resolution Process; Maintaining Fairness; Help Within the Team; Help Outside the Team
  • Special Situations: What to do if you have been promoted; When you’re leading a new team; Taking on an established team
  • Survival Guide For The New Supervisor: Asking the right questions; Go to Gemba; Keep Learning

Day 2: Meeting and Minute Taking Training Course & Motivating Your Team

Motivating your Team

  • A Psychological approach: Object-Oriented Theory; Reinforcement therapy;  Using expectancy theory
  • The role of personality in motivation
  • Setting goal
  •  Personal toolbox
  •  Motivation on the job
  • Addressing specific morale issues
  • Keep yourself motivated

Meeting and Minute Taking Training

  • Planning and preparing
  • Setting up the meeting room
  • Electronic options
  • Meeting roles and responsibility
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Disruptions
  • Taking minutes
  • Effective meetings

Day 3: Key Soft Skills Every Manager Needs

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Attitude and work ethic
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Self-Confidence
  • The ability to learn
  • Networking

Who Should Attend

  • Current Supervisors who wish to hone there skills
  • Specialists who have recently moved into a management position
  • Engineers, specialists and other technical staff who have actually transitioned into a management position
  • Anyone else desiring to develop their management skills

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    March 12 @ 12:00 am
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    Corner Grayston Drive & Rivonia Road
    Sandton, Gauteng South Africa