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Managing Upwards

This workshop provide participants with the tools and techniques required to effectively work with their managers. It will benefit anyone that wants to build a positive working relationship with their manager with the aim of creating new workplace opportunities.

Duration: 1 day

Category: Management

About the Workshop

Most of us face one great challenge at work; balancing our own priorities with those of our manager. Understanding what is important to our manager, and knowing how they prefer to work and communicate allows us to work more effectively and provide a greater number of opportunities.

The content will help them adapt their own approach to work in such a way that they can develop a positive work relationship with their manager, which in turn will improve their personal skills and make them a more effective employee.

Ultimately this workshop allows you to improve relations and communication between employees and managers within your organisation. Making them better able to effectively resolve challenges and consequently assist the organisation in meeting its business goals.

The course will benefit anyone that wants to build a positive working relationship with their manager with the aim of creating new workplace opportunities.

What Are the Benefits of Attending

Participants will:

  • Explain what managing upwards is; and what it is not.
  • Identify the key challenges to managing upwards.
  • Understand the needs and expectations of your manager.
  • Use influencing and persuasion techniques.

Workshop Modules

Defining ‘Managing Upwards’

Establishing what managing upwards means, setting the tone for the training course.

Understanding Yourself

Identifying what drivers the participants have in order to establish how they will best work with managers.

Personal Work Styles

Using an inventory to help understand different work styles, reviewing the participants own styles and what this means and considering different behavioural styles of; Analytical, Driver, Amiable and Expressive.

The Four Behavioural Styles Explained

Exploring a case study to apply the behavioural inventory to a real-life example.

Understanding Your Manager

Determining the management style of the participant’s manager and comparing them to their own working style to help define the best way of collaborating.

A Manager’s Expectations

Establishing what managers want from employees and how they expect the working relationship to evolve

Management Styles

Identifying different management styles, what the impact of these styles might be and how best to work with them.

The Benefits of Managing Upwards

Highlighting the benefits of managing upwards and what it means for the manager, the organisation and the employee.

Strategies for Managing Upwards

Discussing different strategies for managing upwards and applying this to specific workplace scenarios. A chance to apply these strategies to a practice scenario.

Giving Feedback to Your Manager

Understanding how upward feedback works and what is involved.

A Model for Giving Feedback

Using a set structure for approaching feedback conversations in a constructive way with a chance to practice the skills.

Six Weapons of Influence

Identifying the underlying factors that influence decisions and applying this to personal management scenarios.

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What's Included

  • Professional & Internationally Experienced Facilitators

    Our facilitators openly share their expertise and extensive experience to make each training workshop an exciting and effective learning opportunity with lasting impact.

  • Manuals and Workbooks

    All of the information delivered throughout the programme will be available for reference in the personalised manuals/workbooks which are provided to each individual participating in the training sessions.

  • Training Facility

    Workshops are conducted at modern, comfortable and well equipped venues.

  • Lunches & Light Refreshments

    Buffet lunches as well as morning and afternoon tea breaks are provided.

  • Certificates

    Workshops are CPD accredited and certificates will be issued.

  • Evaluations and Detailed Report

    Training evaluations will be completed and a detailed report with observations and recommendations will be presented post training.

  • Post Training Information

    Participants will receive monthly emails, covering relevant topics and information, to reinforce and further their learning.

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