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Leadership & People Management Skills

MDT International
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Professional Training
5 days
London, Online courses
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Leadership & People Management Skills - 5-day Training Course (also available live Online)

As international companies move towards a flatter, team-based structure, supervisors and team leaders need to learn to combine full-time operational responsibilities with leadership roles. This practical activity-based course is aimed at developing essential leadership and people management skills in people who are relatively new to this demanding role.

What you will learn:

  • Prepare and make the adjustments necessary for a smooth transition into leadership
  • Assess your own leadership capabilities, challenges and potential growth areas
  • Manage yourself and your time more effectively to achieve your goals
  • Develop SMARTer goals and Action Plans
  • Apply effective communication techniques and conduct productive business meetings
  • Motivate and encourage ‘team spirit’ among your staff
  • Develop delegation skills and assignment Action Plans
  • Develop coaching skills and use effective coaching techniques to improve staff performance
  • Use a systematic problem-solving and decision making approach
  • Manage conflict and stress constructively

Training method:

The majority of this course involves group activities, exercises, case studies and simulations designed to give you practice and build your confidence in managing yourself and your people.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This workshop is for relatively new leaders and supervisors and those preparing for management.

The focus on essential 'need to know' leadership skills and we recommend that people attend this workshop before attending the Advanced Leadership and People Management Skills course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants on this course are eligible for 35 hours of CPD accreditation on completion. 

Training Course Content

Managing Yourself and Your Time

Managing yourself

Reactive and proactive management

Four quadrants of time management

Your time challenges

Putting it into practice: Managing your In-Tray

Moving up to leadership and supervision

Characteristics of successful leaders/supervisors

Leadership styles – matching your leadership style to the person and the situation

Putting it into practice : Leadership case studies

The ABC of planning
What, why, and when do we plan?

SMARTer planning tools – mind-mapping, SWOT, SMART goals and Action Plans

Putting it into practice: Developing your SMART goal and Action Plan

Communicating internationally

What is effective communication?

International communication barriers and how to overcome them

Keys to effective international communication – active listening, questioning and responding techniques

Guidelines for productive business meetings

Putting it into practice: Difficult meeting situations

Motivating your team

What motivates people to work?

What the research tells us about motivation and employee engagement

The Q12 Index: Motivation and Productivity

Putting it into practice: Motivating your team and engaging individuals

Delegation: learning to let go

Benefits of delegation Under delegation/ over delegation

How to delegate the workload effectively

How to develop people through delegation

Putting it into practice: Developing a delegation plan for your staff

Coaching for staff development What is coaching?

Developmental and corrective coaching

Coaching guidelines

Putting it into practice: Coaching role-plays and case studies

Problem-solving and decision-making (PSDM)

Practical skills for Problem-Solving and Decision Making (PSDM)

A practical Problem-solving and Decision-making(PSDM) model

Putting it into practice: Applying the PSDM model to your own problem

Managing conflict and stress at work

Conflict management styles

A conflict resolution model

Managing stress at work

The Stress Chain

How to relieve negative stress

Developing Yourself

Ten Tips for developing yourself as a manager

Putting it into practice: Management Lessons Learned.

Team meetings and mini-presentations on what you have learned and can apply back on the job.

Course delivery details

Our online courses are delivered live via Microsoft Teams and consist of two x 2-hour sessions per day.

Why choose MDT International

Over 90% of participants say our training met or exceeded their expectations

MDT have worked with 500+ organisations worldwide

Our trainers have 25+ years of experience in the O&G Industry


Course Fee: £2750.00 + VAT.

(Fees include your attendance at the relevant training course dates and the provision of a comprehensive training course manual, course completion certificate,  plus lunch and refreshments during the training day. Fees do not include accommodation and living costs.)

Online Course Fee: £1990 (+ VAT for UK based participants).  Fees include attendance and provision of a comprehensive training course manual plus course completion certificate. Live online training via MS Teams.

This course can also be conducted in-house, please submit enquiry if you wish to discuss this option. 

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 9 reviews.

Excellent delivery of course content with relevant examples which improved my knowledge on the topic.
The course provided required knowledge based on the objective of training selection
Khaled, KPC
Very helpful training course that will improve my leadership skills.
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