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Stepping Up to Senior Management

This thought-provoking programme, led by a senior consultant, will enable a productive and progressive transition to strategic leadership.
A senior leadership style diagnostic profile is used as one of the techniques to help construct a tailored leadership development plan during the course.

This course will benefit those new to senior management, or who wish to expand and consolidate their skills in a senior role.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the differences between senior management and operational management.
  • Adapt existing leadership skills into a more empowered and creative approach to leadership.
  • Develop your ability to think in visionary terms.
  • Understand the issues and dilemmas now facing organisations at a strategic level.
  • Recognise the key principles of process management.
  • Set objectives and manage performance in relation to the organisation as a whole.

Course Content

Making the Change to Senior Management

  • The challenges and opportunities facing new senior managers
  • Taking the organisational perspective
  • Changes in the business environment
  • Your organisation and the business environment
  • Your role in relation to your organisation’s objectives as a whole
  • Working with and understanding the power and influence of stakeholders
  • Dealing with uncertainty and complexity

Business Management

  • Working and influencing across the organisation
  • Long-term business planning - taking a longer term perspective
  • Developing a broader outlook - changing mindset

Process Management

  • Adapting and developing new skills to manage process changes
  • How to transform business processes for sustained competitive advantage
  • Understanding the fundamental differences between radical transformation and continuous improvement
  • The key principles and concepts of process transformation

Performance Management

  • A strategic view of performance management
  • Managing performance and setting objectives in relation to the organisation as a whole

People Management

  • Managing other managers: the new skills this role demands
  • Adapting existing leadership skills into a more empowered and creative approach to leadership
  • Creating an effective people management strategy
  • Directing versus managing people
  • Acquiring or refreshing your coaching skills to bring out the best in others

Pre-Reading

You will complete a pre-course questionnaire before attendance to enable ‘in the moment’ tailoring of course materials. Also there are short evening activities to complete between day one and two.

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