Starting out in management

Learn how to manage people more effectively – whether you are a first-time manager in engineering and technology or you’re just looking to refresh your skills.

This course will introduce you to management techniques for building good working relationships and getting the best performance from your team. Equipped with these new techniques, you will return to the workplace more confident in your approach.

On this course you will learn to:

  • identify management styles
  • identify individuals’ behaviours within a team and adapt your management style to suit them
  • improve the dynamics of a team
  • successfully lead and manage teams
  • delegate and motivate individuals.

Aligned with UK-SPEC competence:

C: Responsibility, management or leadership

Course availability

Location Dates Duration Course code
London 30 April 2019 1 day SOIMDLO

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Book by 1 March for the Early Bird rate

London 03 December 2019 1 day SOIMLLO

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Book by 3 October for the Early Bird rate

Alternatively, fill in our booking form and return it to pdcourses@theiet.org.

Terms and conditions of booking.


Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £499

Standard £549

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Non-Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £599

Standard £649

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Who should attend?

Anyone who is new or is looking to be promoted to, a managerial role. This course would also be good for existing managers, wanting to refresh their skills.

The course is relevant to managers in engineering and technology, as it links to section C of the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Course programme

Throughout the programme, exercises and practical activities will help you to familiarise yourself with different management techniques. We cover:

  • What is a manager
  • Manager versus leadership
  • Action Centred Leadership® – John Adair
  • Management styles
  • Bruce Tuckman’s Forming, Storming, Performing
  • Motivation – Alderfer and Maslow
  • Delegation.

Course tutor

Louise Tythe is a qualified professional skills trainer and course designer, with over 17 years training experience. She draws upon extensive experience of managing people and attending programmes on management techniques.

Related courses

Introduction to Management - finding the style of management that suits you and your team can be challenging. Our introductory online session will give you the tools that enhance your current management and leadership qualities.

Leading and Developing Successful Teams - this short interactive session, aims to provide basic hints and tips to address some of these key issues using Bruce Tuckman’s Forming, Storming Norming, Performing model.

If you would like to book 5 delegates or more on to this course you may benefit from having this course delivered in-company.

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