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Results-Based Management Skills Training
Results-Based Management Skills Training


Management Skills Training

Training courses in Management Skills delivered in 11 UK locations or at your offices UK-wide
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Effective Management Training

Being effective as a manager depends entirely on the results you can achieve, and while experience in the role, and in the operational area, create a solid foundation, it is necessary to acquire the appropriate skills to achieve your potential.

Our courses have been tried and tested over many years, and will give you the skills you need in managing staff performance, dealing with change, and in decision making.

Whether you want a public class, or training at your offices where we can tailor a course to your needs at no extra charge, we will deliver the training you need, at a price you will be hard pushed to match.

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Classroom training is proven to give the best learning experience and knowledge retention. You have the benefit of a relaxed but professional learning environment, an experienced trainer and the opportunity to ask questions, so you are 100% sure you understand all the course content.

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Effective Change Management

Effective Change Management

[Duration: one day]

  • Course Overview
  • What is Change?
  • The Change Cycle
  • Who Moved My Cheese?
  • The Pyramid Response to Change
  • A Four Room Apartment
  • Dealing with Resistance
  • Strategies for Dealing With Change
  • Managing Anger
  • Managing Stress
  • Your Personal Action Plan


Performance Management: Foundation

Performance Management: Foundation

[Duration: one day]

  • Course Introduction
  • Leadership versus Management
  • Learning
  • Motivation
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching
  • Setting SMART Objectives
  • Your Personal Action Plan


Performance Management: Beyond the Basics

Performance Management: Beyond the Basics

[Duration: one day]

  • Course Introduction
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Assertiveness, Aggressiveness and Passivity
  • Giving Feedback
  • Performance Counselling
  • Dealing With Difficult Situations: Case Studies
  • Practical Ideas to Develop Your Management Skills
  • Your Personal Action Plan


Effective Decision Making

Effective Decision Making

[Duration: one day]

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • What is Problem Solving
  • Win Win Decisions
  • The Problem Solving Model
  • Problem Solving - Phase 1
  • Problem Solving - Phase 2
  • Problem Solving - Phase 3
  • The Problem Solving Toolkit
  • Gradients of Agreement
  • Facts vs Information
  • Implementing a Decision
  • Types of Decision
  • Your Personal Action Plan

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Do you want the best? Here's how to get it!
Classroom training for MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Classroom training provides the best learning experience and knowledge retention, and is the preferred choice if you want to really get to grips with the subject.
Our class sizes are always small, allowing lots of time for questions and discussion, so you come away with a full grasp of the content, ready to use it right away.
Options for Classroom Training
Scheduled Public Classes

Best for: 1 - 4 delegates

With 11 centres across the UK, we always have a full schedule of great courses at super prices.
And we don't cancel classes – even if you are the only delegate booked on the course!

Price Guide
  • Prices for public classes start at £299
  • Early Bird discounts can reduce the price to £257
  • For multiple delegates, prices can be as low as £199

If you don't see a course at the location, or on the date, you want, it is often possible to take advantage of our unique "Schedule Your Own" feature which is available from £299.

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It couldn't be easier with our full listings of classes and dates: just click here and reserve your place in two minutes.

Training at Your Offices

Best for: 3 or more delegates

A great option that's cost effective and easy to organise: just set up the training room and we come to you to deliver the content you want on the day you choose.

Price Guide
Prices for training at your offices starts at £599

Book Online
Take a look at our new "book online" option where you can select your course and the date you want. click here to see how to arrange your training in no time at all.

Private Training at Our Centres

Best for: 3 or more delegates

If you want training away from your offices (and possible distractions), we can arrange a day at one of our centres with only your staff in attendance.

Price Guide
Prices for private Management Skills training at our centres varies, but generally starts at £649

Call us on 0333 6000 111 or request a callback so we can discuss your needs.

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Thomas Renshaw, Course: Oct 12 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "I felt that I got to understand more as I was on my own with out any distractions from others "

Katie Noakes , Course: Aug 24 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "The course tutor, Terry, was very welcoming and extremely enthusiastic. Despite it just being myself and him, I found it really engaging and learnt a lot. "

James Flitcroft, Course: Management Skills Bespoke Course May 10 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "all topics were covered and the content was extremely helpful."

Jade Kelly, Course: Management Skills Bespoke Course May 10 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "I really enjoyed the management training course. Being relatively inexperienced in management as i have not long been in the role i have gained more understanding in certain areas and my confidence has grown to enable me to put some of the theories into my own area of work "

Shane Oliver, Course: Management Skills Bespoke Course May 10 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "Very interesting course and excellently presented through the tutor."

Clair Storey, Course: Performance Management: Foundation Mar 16 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "I found the trainer, Colin Adams, to be exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced. I really got a lot out of the day and enjoyed every minute"

Scott Smith , Course: Performance Management: Foundation Feb 7 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Would just like to express thanks to the trainer, Roy. He was extremely professional and tailored the course content so I could get the most from the day. A pleasure to meet him and receive training from him."

David Webster, Course: Performance Management: Foundation Jan 24 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "A very informative enjoyable course, well delivered with lots of practical content."

Lindsay Smith , Course: Performance Management: Beyond the Basics Dec 12 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Jane was excellent, the time flew by and she kept the pace and content interesting."

Debbie Wiley, Course: Management Skills Bespoke Course Nov 16 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "Dave was very good at making the course an interesting one. He was funny, approachable and able to answer all questions that the team had. "

Alaina MacGregor, Course: Performance Management: Foundation Nov 8 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Ray was an excellent deliverer, providing lots of relevant examples from his experience"

Franscois Lutskes, Course: Performance Management: Beyond the Basics Oct 19 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "Brilliant "

Ismail Orel, Course: Performance Management: Beyond the Basics Sep 16 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Thank you"

Amanda Parker, Course: Performance Management: Foundation Sep 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Terry was a great trainer"

Susie Mills, Course: Performance Management: Beyond the Basics Aug 3 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "The course will definitely benefit my style and how to manage staff. A busy day however did not feel rushed. Excellent trainer who knew his subject."

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What we do, and how we work, to make sure you get the most from the courses you attend
Why You Need Core Management Skills

Many people occupy management positions without having been trained in essential aspects of the role. They have achieved their progress through experience in the job, technical or job-related expertise, or exam-based qualifications. If this is the situation, it is not enough.

The acquisition of core management skills enables people to see their roles in a new light: not just to learn how to do things, but what is important, how to prioritise, and recognise the importance of key factors like communication and structure.

Why is training in Management Skills important?

Without a good understanding of the basic principles of management, or the ability to make decisions and deal with change in a professional manner, any manager will struggle to perform at their best.

By attending a training course, even the most experienced manager will acquire new ideas or be reminded of things which they may have sidelined; new or aspiring managers will find the experience utterly uplifting.   All will return to work energised and ready to put their skills into action.

When you remember that these people run the organisation at all levels, how can you afford not to make them more effective?

How do Activia's Courses Help You?

Our management skills training courses are provided in two ways.

The first is to provide a general overview of what is needed, in either a one-day or a two-day format. These courses cover an understanding of management, motivation and learning, as well as practical aspects like setting objectives and coaching. The two day course also covers topics like assertiveness, delegation, feedback and even dealing with difficult situations. If you can spare the additional day, you will find it extremely rewarding.

The second set of courses deal with specific skills.
Our Decision Making course ensures that delegates have the skills and confidence to not only make decisions, but to do so is an informed, rational and productive way.
In response to the growing need for Change Management skills in a world where the rate of change is continually increasing, our course provides an understanding of the nature of change as well as subjects like dealing with resistance, stress and even anger.

As with all our training, these courses set delegates up with skills for life. What better investment can a company make than enhancing the ability of its key staff to manage the organisation in a professional and more effective way?


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We can enhance your skills with training for skills in management at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our management skills courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering management skills training all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training courses for skills in management to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in Training Courses for Skills in Management from Activia.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your classes for better management ?

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Locations Address: Head Office, Regus House,
268 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 4DX

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