Leadership: Foundational Training for First Time Managers

Learn the fundamental skills necessary to become an effective leader for your team as you transition into management.
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  • Lectures 286
  • Length 13.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 12/2014 English Closed captions available

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 employees, fellow managers, and senior executives. Learn everything you need to know as a new manager to lead a team effectively, coach with confidence and make better decisions, in this comprehensive course bundle.

Master Strategies for Effective Leadership as a New Manager

  • 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. Further, you will master the arts of successfully facilitating meetings, appraising performance, providing feedback and resolving conflicts within your team and organization.

At the end of this course, you will be able to confidently lead a team 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
  • Facilitating Meetings and Groups
  • Appraising Performance
  • Coaching with Confidence
  • Effective Delegation
  • Fundamentals of Business Crisis Management
  • Successful Communication and Process Management Skills
  • Taking Control as a Manager
  • Making an Impact as a Manager

LearnSmart is Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider (REP 3577). This course qualifies for the above credit hours toward the PMP® or CAMP® training contact hours or toward maintaining your current certification. Thus meeting the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement necessary to continue their PMP® Certification or for experienced project managers wanting to brush up on their education.

PMI, PMP, and CAMP are a registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites for this course - A computer with Internet.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Become familiar with the responsibilities and challenges of being a manager, including how to lead and guide a team.
  • Demonstrate authority when needed, and learn how to make better decisions after assessing different possibilities.
  • Deal with conflicting personalities and help others cooperate as a team.
  • Motivate your staff 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.
  • Organize and lead meetings efficiently and successfully by engaging the group, getting them to cooperate and productively achieve the goals that had been set for the meeting.
  • Communicate effectively with your colleagues and senior managers.
  • Lead by setting an example and become more confident and influential in the process.
  • Approach crisis situations in a calm and confident manner by assessing the situation and formulating a plan that will guide the team or company through the crisis situation.
  • Conduct SWOT and STEP analyses to both shape both the company culture and address challenges.
  • This course qualifies for 27.00 PDU educational hours toward existing certified PMP® from PMI.org

What is the target audience?

  • Professionals looking to deepen their understanding of human resource and management responsibilities, and how to effectively do them.
  • 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.
  • Certified PMP® from PMI.org looking to gain Professional Develop Units to renew their PMP Certification.

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Curriculum

Orientation Video
Preview
01:13
Section 1: Introduction to Management
Pre-Assessment
7 questions
Introduction
Preview
01:29
Core Functions of Management
Preview
03:46
Chapter 1 Quiz
5 questions
Demands on a Manager
Preview
02:25
The Management Decision-Making Process
Preview
04:08
Company Culture
03:27
Personal Development
02:14
The Important/Urgent Metric
04:08
Learning Styles
03:17
Drivers and Resistors
01:53
Chapter 2 Quiz
5 questions
Summary
00:46
Section 2: Developing Leadership and Transitioning into Management
Pre-Assessment
6 questions
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
9 questions
Performance Evaluations
00:42
21st Century Tools
01:09
Building a Good Relationship with Your Manager
04:52
Closing
02:46
Section 3: Leading and Communicating as a Manager
Pre-Assessment
7 questions
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 4: Facilitating Meetings and Groups
Pre-Assessment
41 questions
Introduction to Facilitating Meetings and Groups
01:40
The Facilitator Role
02:19
Communication Skills
03:51
Attributes for Success
03:28
Self-Assessment
01:36
Remedies and Strategies
08:50
Framework
01:17
Pre-Negotiation
01:01
Set-up and Greeting
02:31
Establishing Ground Rules
02:02
Setting the Agenda
03:10
Open Discussion
01:47
Problem Solving
02:16
Consensus Building
00:58
Closing and Evaluation
01:13
Between-Meeting Facilitation
01:26
Chapter 1-3 Quiz
7 questions
Internal Facilitators
02:14
External Facilitators
02:31
Conventional Groups
01:56
Participatory Groups
01:15
Values and Goals of Group Facilitation
02:20
Generating Ideas
03:45
Gathering Different Perspectives
01:04
Playing by the Rules
02:43
Tricks for Reinvigorating the Group
04:20
Refining Ideas
01:42
Stacking
03:25
Directing the Group's Focus
06:12
Reaching Consensus
05:12
Setting the Agenda
03:29
Departing from the Agenda
02:42
Time Management
02:59
Chapter 4-6 Quiz
6 questions
Types of Groups
03:03
Group Size
02:31
Meeting Structure
05:06
Open Agenda-Setting
02:17
The Problem-Solving Process
10:07
Problem-Solving Tools
03:31
Group Decision-making
05:18
Decision-making Methods
05:57
Reaching Inclusive Solutions
02:54
Providing Closure
02:22
Sources and Types of Conflict
05:07
Preventing Diruptive Behavior
01:53
Intervention Strategies
07:54
Intervention Scenarios
04:40
Managing Group Conflict
02:57
Breaking an Impasse
03:23
Chapter 7 & 8 Quiz
13 questions
Advantages of Co-Facilitation
05:04
Disadvantages of Co-Facilitation
04:08
Co-Facilitation in Practices
04:19
Maintaining Boundaries
02:45

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LearnSmart has served the learning community with high-quality professional skills and IT certification training since 1997. In that time, the company has helped thousands earn career-related certifications from respected vendors, such as Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, Oracle, and EC-Council. LearnSmart offers over 1,000 courses covering IT, project management, administrative, HR, and workplace safety topics. With a rapidly growing clientele of individuals and corporations, LearnSmart serves a broad range of Fortune 500 companies to universities, as well as government institutions and the armed forces.

LearnSmart is able to meet diverse career and learning needs through its extensive selection of training. LearnSmart uses industry experts to give learners the most up-to-date content in a video format as well as training resources including; reference tools, pretests, study guides and labs. For more information about how we can help pinpoint and solve your individual or multi-user training challenges.

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