First-Time Manager Bootcamp: Management and Leadership Essentials

Online | 10AM-3PM CT

*All times listed are CT

10:00 am

Preparing for Management

Management can feel like a big jump in terms of responsibilities and expectations, so how do you know when you’re ready?

This session will dive into the essential skills, strategies, and qualities that distinguish successful managers and help you learn how to cultivate a leadership mindset that will best position you for the next step in your career.

  • What’s different between being an individual contributor and a manager?
  • What are things to think about when making the move to being a people manager?
  • What makes a good manager that you would want to emulate? 
  • How do you demonstrate that you’re ready for that next level?
11:45 am

Reframing Your Focus

When you transition into management, the scope of your work begins to change. Instead of doing the work, you are responsible for setting the goals and then guiding others to do the work.

This session will explore the critical shift in perspective from task-focused to people-focused that is required to excel in management and set your team up for success. 

  • How do you change your focus from doing the work to managing others?
  • What business insights do you need to be aware of as a manager that you weren’t privy to or focused on before? 
  • How do you start gaining some of the business and administrative knowledge that you might not have experience with? 
  • What do good individual and department goals look like, and how do you set them?
1:30 pm

Managing Your Team

Managers may not be the ones doing the hands-on work, but they play a pivotal role in their team’s success.

This session will cover effective leadership techniques for how to manage and inspire your team through building strong working relationships, providing support, and coaching/mentoring your team.

  • How do you build a good relationship with your employees?
  • What does support look like and how can you provide that to your team? 
  • How do you coach your employees through challenging situations?
  • What level of feedback should you provide, and how can you provide feedback so that it motivates and inspires as opposed to feels defeating?