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People management training for think tankers

Thursday July 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Members – £250 + VAT         Non-members – £450 +VAT   (150 CPD points)

Are you new to management? Looking forward to the day when you become a manager? Or have you been a manager in a think tank for a while but never had the chance to develop your skills with formal training? Then this training session is for you!

This all-day training session takes you through what makes a good manager, including a look at the peculiarities of managing in a think tank, through to how to transition to manager, how to successfully delegate, how to conduct performance reviews and give effective feedback and, finally, how to have those difficult conversations that crop up when managing people.

The day will be a mixture of exercises, group activities and theory with a heavy focus on interactive learning. Attendees will leave the day with clear actions they can implement with their teams. The training also gives everyone the chance to practice in a safe environment some of the harder skills of management such as holding difficult conversations and giving feedback. You will be working with your peers from other think tanks and attendees will be encouraged to share best practice, build networks and share their experiences as managers.

Training outline:

What is management?
– The three main tasks of a manager
– Why is managing hard?

Managing in a think tank
– What are the particular challenges of managing in a think tank?

What makes a good manager
– The golden rules to follow

Transitioning to being a manager
– What to be aware of
–Planning your first 6 months

Successful delegation
– What is delegation and why should you delegate?
– 6 steps of effective delegation

Performance management
– Fundamentals of performance management
– How to give effective feedback

Having difficult conversations
– Likely scenarios and roleplaying difficult conversations

Register for your place*

*Your organisation will not be invoiced until your place is confirmed.

This training session is worth 150 CPD points.


Thursday July 18
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Kings Building, 16 Smith Square, Westminster, SW1P 3HQ
16 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HQ
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