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Emerging Managers Programme – advance booking


The public training dates in July 2024 have now sold out, sorry if you didn’t get a place this time. Register your interest to find out about future public dates, or get in touch to talk about bringing the programme in-house to a group of people at your organisation.

If you have any questions or need to access the booking form in a different format (large print / Word version / audio etc.) please get in touch with Andreia Monteiro by calling +44(0)20 7978 1516 or emailing her at We are committed to making our programmes accessible for all and have many ways we can communicate with you.

About the modules:
Module 1: 3rd July 2024, 09.30-13.00 BST
  • understand your role as a manager, and how to avoid classic management mistakes
  • discover your management style and learn how to adapt it effectively for the person and the situation
Module 2: 4th July 2024, 09.30-13.00 BST
  • know when to direct, when to advise, when to coach and when to step back
  • increase team success using effective behavioural feedback
Module 3: 10th July 2024, 09.30-13.00 BST
  • promote high performance
  • address poor performance quickly and effectively with greater confidence
Module 4: 11th July 2024, 09.30-13.00 BST
  • delegate more effectively, with increased confidence
  • delegate at the appropriate level of authority
Modules 1 & 2 & 3 & 4: £360 +VAT (£90 per module)

=mc uses Zoom as a virtual classroom, where the modules will take place. The platform enables high levels of participation. To take part in =mc online learning you will need access to a computer with a working microphone, speakers (or headphones) and a webcam. You’ll need to be in a quiet space with a good internet connection.
Sorry the date doesn't work for you this time. All our public training is scheduled when enough demand is there, so please register your interest here, and we'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
If you have 6 or more people to train it's worth getting in touch to discuss in-house options. These include:
  • your choice of structure – as well as choosing dates to suit you, you can also decide whether to have the content delivered full days, half-day sessions or bitesize sessions over separate days.
  • tailoring options – if you're looking to focus on particular elements of the programme, we can look into this.
  • developing internal processes – by bringing your team together, you can adapt =mc approaches to develop your internal language and time management approach. Our trainers will hold facilitated discussions to gain group commitments and agreements
  • self-directed learning – this enables participants to set learning goals, acquire knowledge and skills, set their own actions and evaluate themselves using a customised web portal which we'll build for you.
In order to make sure your in-house training needs are met, the best way to start this process is with a conversation (for free of course). Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to speak to one of our experienced consultants.

For more information on the differences between online and face to face training, as well as our social distancing guidelines, visit our Learning and Development page.
This programme has been assessed by The Institute of Leadership, and meets with their standards for high quality training. This means for an additional fee you can gain a well-recognised certificate – which is an excellent addition to your CV. Note that you need to attend all sessions of the course in order to qualify for the certification.

This costs just £60 +VAT and with it come the following additional benefits:
  • Digital certificate showing achievement;
  • Free Student Membership for one year – which will convert to Professional Membership (Associate) on completion of the course;
  • Digital credential confirming professional grade, allowing the use of AMInstLM after your name;
  • Access to My Leadership, The Institute’s award-winning digital learning resources;
  • Access to events, professional seminars and webinars;
  • Access to a community of over 30,000 leaders;
  • Access to Edge online (The Institute’s online digital journal).
If you'd like to go ahead with this please let us know when booking your place and we'll get things set up.

We'll send you an invoice for £60 +VAT. This is the direct cost from The Institute - there's no fee from us added on top.

Note: please let us know if you need the invoice addressing to you personally rather than you at your organisation (e.g. if you're paying for it yourself).

The essential management toolkit for new managers

Over 30 years, =mc‘s Emerging Managers Programme has helped more than 3,000 new or soon-to-be managers make the transition from team member to team leader. The learning – using the latest tools and techniques to manage themselves and their team – is based on =mc’s research into the needs and concerns of emerging managers. It’s designed to give participants a safe opportunity to try out new skills and approaches, while also providing them with detailed feedback and the opportunity for self-reflection.

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During the programme we focus on the manager’s responsibilities to achieve results and to support others to excel. Those taking part have the opportunity to take part in live exercises and receive feedback from fellow participants, enabling them to grow in confidence and build core skills.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is designed for individuals who have recently been promoted or who are about to be promoted and are now responsible for managing colleagues or teams. It is also for managers who have been in post for a few years without any management training. It is the ideal development opportunity for managers or potential managers that an organisation has identified for fast track.

(For experienced managers needing to adapt to new ways of working, we recommend our Managing at a Distance programme instead.)

  • “Every part of the training was so useful. It was genuinely the most effective training I have ever experienced.”

    Sarika Dhillon, Business Support Manager, Housing and Care 21

  • “I would definitely recommend this course – it is essential for (new) managers! The practical tools I learnt will be instantly useful in my role.”

    Sarah Clifton, Senior Fundraiser, WSPA

  • “The most useful and enjoyable course I’ve been on – I now feel so much more confident about my role as a manager. I would definitely recommend it to any new managers.”

    Rebecca Middleton, Supporter Services Officer, MS Society

  • “Since the course I find I delegate more strategically. I think about the longer term impact of what I’m asking a colleague to take on.”

    Matt Guy, Corporate Partnership Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

Outcomes for you and your organisation

After completing the programme, led by a skilled =mc consultant, you will be able to:

  • understand your own management styles – and learn to adopt a flexible approach
  • know when to direct, when to advise, when to coach and when to step back
  • manage individual and team performance with effective behavioural feedback
  • promote high performance and support others’ learning and development
  • address poor performance quickly and effectively with greater confidence
  • know when and how to delegate effectively at the appropriate level of authority

Learning approaches

This is a highly interactive and practical programme. The programme covers a wide range of topics with high-level trainer input. It combines:

  • theory input, practical advice and examples suited to the not-for-profit sector
  • opportunities to focus on real work challenges in small groups
  • opportunities to work in coaching pairs to share peer experience
  • self-directed learning activities to put key skills into practice

Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to find out more about this programme.

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