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Management Development Programme


Management Development Programme

Gain – Build and enhance your management skills by learning about the importance of effective communication, adapting your management style to your team members, learning about self-awareness and practical guidance on holding difficult conversations, delegation and giving feedback.

Purpose – Develop and increase your management style and, in turn, drive high-performing teams.

AudienceAny person in large companies, SMEs or the public sector. This can also include anyone new to people management or organisations that want to build aligned managers or embark on change management in the areas of management. 

Expertise – Delivered by our trainers who have vast and best practice knowledge and application of soft skills development.

Delivery – Online classroom or in-person.

CostContact us for a quote.


  • Understanding your Personality Profile
  • Aligning your Personality Profile with a Personal Development
  • Management Style: What is your management style?
  • Understanding the different types of management styles and adapting to situations and teams
  • The importance of giving and receiving feedback
  • Holding difficult conversations
  • Effective communication
  • Delivering difficult conversations with empathy and care
  • GROW model as a means of coaching
  • Self-awareness

Course Overview

This management development programme is informative and interactive. It is specifically targeted at managers who want to upskill their core management skills. Many managers can find it challenging to manage people, meet demands from other areas of the business, and complete their own roles. This management development programme will focus on three main areas: self-development as a manager, managing a team for success, and managing tasks.

As an optional add-on and to further enhance the learning, each learner can take an online personality questionnaire.

Upskill your managers by signing up for this course.

*Please note that we offer a one-day management development course. Find out more by sending us an email.

About The Course

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an insight into their own management style at work. 
  • Understand the role that self-awareness must play when managing people.
  • Learn communication skills and ask the right questions.
  • Gain new skills in the area of feedback.
  • Learn skills in the areas of delegation and conflict management. 
  • Gain topline insight into employment legislation and best practices as a people manager.
  • Put a Personal Development Plan in place of areas each manager would like to stop, start, and continue doing in their role. 

Course Details

This management development programme will cover the following topics:

  • Management Style: What is your management style? 
  • Understanding the different types of management styles and adapting to situations and team 
  • The importance of giving and receiving feedback  
  • Holding difficult conversations  
  • Effective communication  
  • Delivering difficult conversations with empathy and care 
  • Feedback models, tools and techniques 
  • Self-awareness 
  • Time Management  

Who Is The Course For?

The course is designed for anyone who manages people who work in SMEs, large companies, or the public sector, as well as business owners and HR professionals.

This course is designed to inform and educate on employment law compliance. If you are new to business or people management, want a refresh as an HR professional, or want to conduct a self-audit on employment law compliance in your organisation then this course is for you.

Skills Gained

As learners navigate their way through this course, they will be exposed to the premise of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and management styles, all of which aim to elevate management.

You will gain skills such as:

  • Knowing how self-regulation can affect your behaviour and control your emotions as a manager and how this can affect your communication and management style
  • Know how to give feedback; learn tools and techniques; and understand the importance of feedback.
  • Gain further knowledge on effective communication.
  • Learn how to hold difficult conversations.


Experts: Delivered by a team of experts with extensive knowledge and experience in people management and upskilling individuals and teams on people management and developing oneself.

Experience: Our specialist team has vast experience designing and creating management development programmes, tailoring them to meet the needs or training gaps of our clients, and creating content that is present and prevalent. 

How to apply it: The facilitator will invite the participants to take part in plenary discussions and real-life scenario-based discussions on management development challenges around managing people in today’s work landscape, which will enable learners to gain real insight into how to apply the theory.

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Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you. You can contact us as below:

The HR Suite, 13 Upper Baggot Street,
2nd Floor, Dublin 4. DO4 W7K5

The HR Suite, Pier 17 Dingle Road,
Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 R6DX (HQ)

The HR Suite, 12 South Mall,
Centre, Cork. T12 RD43

[email protected]+353 (0)1 901 4335+353 (0)66 7102887

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What are the objectives of management development programme?

The objectives of a management development programme are to immerse managers of today into the world of learning about management styles, understanding that not one size fits all and that the key to successful management is to adapt management and communication styles to the different personalities within the team.

Overall, the management development programme will upskill people managers in the area of communication, holding difficult conversations, giving effective feedback, understanding the needs of your team and motivation strategies.

What experience do I need for this course?

It is deemed beneficial for participants to have some experience in people management and have a desire and want to develop their management style. 

Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

How is the course delivered?

The management development course can take place virtually, over 3×2 hour modules, spaced 4 weeks apart. This allows for transfer of learning.

Who delivers the course?

The programme will be delivered by experienced Learning & Development professionals within the HR Suite.

How do I book a place on the course?

You can email us today or fill in the contact form above.

What other services do the HR Suite offer?

The HR Suite offer off-the-shelf, tailored and bespoke training solutions to meet the HR training needs of your organisation. Our training offering ranges from best practice HR training courses such as Employment Law, Managing Disciplinaries, Conducting Investigations, through to soft skills and people management training courses, and management and leadership development programmes.

We also target employees and employers with high-quality HR Training courses.  Some of them include an employment law course, leadership development programme, workplace wellbeing course, people management course, management development programme, diversity and inclusion training, time management course, conflict management course, menopause in the workplace training, performance management course and plenty more. Check them out on our HR training page.

The above training courses can be delivered virtually, or onsite. We also offer versions of the above courses as eLearning courses which are accessible through the HR Suite’s eLearning platform.