Management Training & Professional Development Courses

In today's international economy with its rapidly changing environment, any business that isn't investing in professional development courses will fall behind. By funding management training and development, employees who are the ones that produce, refine, protect, deliver and manage your products or services will be better equipped. It is also an opportunity to single out those who are ready for the next level and possibly move them into a management or leadership role.

Read more on the importance of employee development programs.

Why a management development program is worth investing in

  • A company should always consider developing leaders from within, the young managers of today could be tomorrows business leaders.
  • Employees who undertake professional development tend to be happier and more productive.
  • The relationship an employee has with their management is the number one most important factor in employee engagement and retention.
  • Each department of a company should have a high level management skill training, to ensure that one department doesn't drag the rest down.
  • Top level management often receives the lions share of professional development opportunities. But the lower or the middle level management may need it most.
  • A manager who is respected and up to date on their leadership skills, tend to give morale a boost and improve retention.
  • To provide up to date training on objectivity, clear performance review processes, genuine feedback.
  • Opportunities to undertake professional development courses lead to an employee feeling valued, which will boost morale and retention.

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Managing difficult people

Difficult people in the workplace can include everyone from aggressive clients or customers to abrupt or discourteous employers or employees. There are also those who are just competing with you and seem to do whatever it takes undermine you and make you look incompetent. Is there an effective way in which managers can deal with these people?

One way that managers have found to be effective is by combining possible strategies and professional development courses, including how to manage people.

Read more: How to handle difficult people, CEO's Desk, The CEO Institute Blog.

Conducting a performance review

When undertaking performance reviews, managers often are not prepared. They usually don’t have the correct training which is why continuing management development programs are important, and they usually feel that the time is wasted. The other side feels negative about them, as well. People usually don’t like appraisals of any sort – especially when it comes to their pay cheque! Also, most employees feel that it usually comes down to what your relationship with your manager is like.