Leadership: New Manager Training for Technical Professionals

Learn to establish yourself as a manager and lead your technical team to success.
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  • Contents Video: 5.5 hours
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  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

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Course Description

Aside from adapting to a new role with increased responsibilities, new managers must learn to be leaders and explore how to communicate effectively with technical employees, fellow managers, and senior executives. Learn everything you need to know as a new manager to assist the technical professionals you manage in reaching and exceeding their goals, in this comprehensive course bundle.

Master Strategies for Effective Management of Technical Professionals

  • Lead by setting an example and become more confident and influential in the process.
  • Communicate effectively with your colleagues and senior managers.
  • Motivate your staff to encourage personal and professional development.

In this course you will learn that management isn't always so much about leading, as it is about pointing the way. It is your duty to point the way by instructing, giving feedback and sharing your experience with your staff. In this course, you will learn how to develop leadership skills to confidently coach a team of technical professionals. Keeping these dedicated employees motivated in high-tech business environments will help support their professional growth, as well as your company's strategic objectives.

At the end of this course, you will be able to confidently lead and guide a team of technical professionals through day-to-day operations, interpersonal challenges and crisis situations.

This course is a bundle of the following LearnSmart courses, and includes comprehensive information for the following topics:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Developing Leadership and Transitioning into Management
  • Leading and Communicating as a Manager
  • Successful Communication and Process Management Skills
  • Taking Control as a Manager
  • Making an Impact as a Manager
  • Managing Technical Professionals
  • Managing the Development of Technical Professionals

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites for this course - A computer with Internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Inspire and encourage your technical team to get the best out of them in an effective and meaningful manner by delegating tasks and developing performance plans to set achievable goals for personal and professional development.
  • Become familiar with the responsibilities and challenges of being a manager, including how to lead and guide a team.
  • Master the arts of successfully facilitating meetings, appraising performance, providing feedback and resolving conflicts within your team and organization.
  • Demonstrate authority when needed, and learn how to make better decisions after assessing different possibilities.
  • Lead by setting an example and become more confident and influential in the process.
  • Deal with conflicting personalities and help others cooperate as a team.
  • Communicate effectively with your colleagues and senior managers.
  • Conduct SWOT and STEP analyses to both shape both the company culture and address challenges.
  • This course qualifies for 8.00 PDU credit hours toward the PMP® certification from PMI.

What is the target audience?

  • Technical professionals who have recently moved into management.
  • Professionals looking to deepen their understanding of human resource and management responsibilities, and how to complete them effectively.
  • Existing project managers wishing to get certified in recognition of their skills and experience, or others who wish to train to become accredited project managers.

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Curriculum

01:12

You will understand how to best utilize our training tools and experience within this course.

Section 1: Managing the Development of Technical Professionals
7 questions

Quizzes in your LearnSmart Online Training help you determine your level of command of the material covered in this training course.

This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.

Moving from Technical Professional to Management
Preview
02:07
Defining the Technical Professional
Preview
01:27
Chapter 1 Quiz
4 questions
Strengths and Weaknesses
Preview
00:28
Appreciating the Differences
Preview
01:18
Necessary Changes
Preview
01:07
Self-Assessment
Preview
04:35
Personal and Professional Development
01:25
Interpersonal Concerns
00:54
Strategic Alliances
00:50
Establishing a Positive Managerial Image
00:50
Methods for Avoiding Career Pitfalls
06:35
Tools to Help You Become a Better Manager
02:56
Why Technical Professionals Fail as Managers
02:03
Why Managers Fail
03:01
Why Managers Fail, Part II
08:11
Chapter 2 Quiz
8 questions
Section 2: Introduction to Management
7 questions
This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.
Introduction
01:29
Core Functions of Management
03:46
Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions
Demands on a Manager
02:25
The Management Devision-Making Process
04:08
Company Culture
03:27
Personal Development
02:14
The Important/Urgent Matric
04:08
Learning Styles
03:17
Drivers and Resistors
01:53
Summary
00:46
Section 3: Developing Leadership and Transitioning into Management
7 questions
This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.
Pointing the Way
01:53
Gallup Organization Findings
00:28
All About People
01:12
Leadership Qualities You'll Want to Learn
01:31
Ten Leadership Styles You May Relate To
03:03
Leadership Pitfalls
03:46
Strengthening Your Leadership Skills Day By Day
10:56
Chapter 1 Quiz
7 questions
Performance Evaluations
00:42
21st Century Tools
01:09
Building a Good Relationship with Your Manager
04:52
Closing
02:46
Section 4: Managing Technical Professionals
20 questions
This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.
Introduction to Managing Technical Professionals
02:35
Managing Technical Professionals Scenario Description
00:47
Characteristics of a High-tech Business Environment
01:31
Management Structures Suited to a High-tech Company
03:55
Trends That Affect the High-tech Workforce
02:39
Meet the Players
02:03
Remote Office and Virtual Team Scenario
02:43
Personal and Professional Traits of Technical Professionals
02:50
Factors of Job Satisfaction for Technical Professionals
02:22
Establishing and Maintaining Credibility
03:20
Techniques for Attracting Technical Professionals
06:06
Motivating Technical Professionals
03:58
Motivating Technical Professionals Scenario
04:42
Setting Challenging Goals
05:02
Work Environments that Retain Technical Professionals
01:28
Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz
10 questions
Motivating and Management Models
11:28
Leadership Styles
06:15
Developing a High-Performing Team
02:28
Developing a High-Performing Team Scenario
03:42
Forming and Organizing a Technical Task Team
08:09
Overcoming Performance Issues
12:17
Professional Motivation
09:08
Professional Motivation Scenario
04:15
Performance Evaluation Tools
03:14
Career Plan Goals
02:24
Chapter 3 & 4 Quiz
11 questions
Conclusion
00:49
Section 5: Leading and Communicating as a Manager
7 questions
This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.
Leadership Roles
02:28
Team Leadership
01:39
Effective Teams
04:00
Team Development
04:23
Effective Delegation
02:06
SMART Objectives
02:33
Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions
What to Delegate
01:58
Maslow's Hierarchy and Employee Needs
04:03
Communication
03:16
Chairing a Meeting
01:29
Summary
00:25
Section 6: Successful Communication and Process Management Skills
7 questions

This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.

Leading by Example
01:35
Stages of Spoken Communication
01:07
Ways to Avoid Communication Barriers
00:42
Modes of Communication in New Media
00:49
Five Signs That You're Communicating Wrong
02:29
Managerial Pressure
01:56
Chapter 1 Quiz
11 questions

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