Management Essentials

Management Essentials is a modular suite of training aiming to provide managers and supervisors with contemporary and dynamic management skills, behaviours, knowledge and confidence in order to be most effective and efficient in their roles. It is offered to new and aspiring managers which indicates Bands 4, 5 and 6. Staff will be able to access a range of face to face training at various venues across Nottinghamshire Healthcare sites.

The training will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains responsive to the current needs of the organisation.

The following modules form the Management Essentials programme:


Coaching Skills for Managers

This 3-day course will introduce coaching skills and techniques and how to implement them with clients in your capacity as Mental/Physical/Community/ Forensic care staff and health workers. Throughout the 3 days there will be:

  • Demonstrations as well as opportunity to practice learnt skills
  • To help initiate the first steps to changing the stumbling blocks in your path and the clients
  • Opportunities to discover and recognise your own strengths that can empower the worker/client relationship
  • An environment that provides you with time to think to spend on the practical application of the skills being taught.
  • Coaching tools for personal/professional Life
  • Leadership /recovery/wellbeing tools that are applicable to your role in Leadership/ supervision and management

The course is being facilitated by a qualified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner for 13 years.


Professional Writing Skills

This half day training is an opportunity to develop and enhance core professional writing skills essential for management roles across the Trust.

In this 4 hour session you will develop awareness of what good looks like and practice how to create effective and impactful essential documents in line with existing trust processes and support mechanisms.

You will learn about documents such as:

  • Business Cases
  • Commissioner Reports
  • Board Reports
  • Tender Responses

You will then take away key tools and approaches to enable you to create these in the future.


Unconscious Bias

This workshop will provide managers with a clear understanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion means in practice and its relevance in the workplace.

The session will be interactive, incorporate experiential learning and will include leadership theories and frameworks to assist participant’s thinking and action planning. With an underpinning of legislation, this course builds on a best practice approach to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

This session will help raise awareness, deepen understanding, and develop new skills amongst participants.



By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the meaning of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace
  • Have an overview of the legal framework – Equality act 2010 and the relevance of the protected characteristics
  • Understand the business case for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Be more aware of the policies, procedures, systems, processes, and customs and practices that exist that may help or hinder equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Be more aware of how unlawful discrimination, victimisation, harassment, and other types of inappropriate behaviour can occur in the workplace
  • Understand unconscious bias, prejudice and stereotypes and how this can influence workplace norms and customs
  • Understand why it is important for employees to be able to ‘be themselves’ at work
  • Understand how to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in the working environment

This course is being facilitated by a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


Productive Leader

This one day module is based on the Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s programme. It introduces elements of productive leader behaviours that will help participants to be more efficient and effective in their use of time within their work area.


Learning Outcomes

Participants attending this module will:

  • Gain an understanding of the principles of the Productive Leader
  • Gain an understanding of their own and their colleagues’ learning styles and the impact of this on working relationships
  • Be introduced to Productive models in relation to Email Management, Meetings Management and Managing Workload


Effective Finance Management for Leaders

This half day session aims to help participants interpret how their own leadership and management role fits into the financial structure of the wider Trust.

Session content is tailored towards colleagues who have just become, or are aspiring to be, a budget manager which is suggested to be bands 4-6 however it may be suitable if you are in a higher banded role but have little previous experience of dealing with budgets.


Learning Content

The session will cover practical content including:

  • How our services are financed
  • Payroll
  • Procurement
  • Financial Statements & Nominal Rolls


Clinical Supervision 2019 - Preparation for Clinical Supervisors & Supervisees

The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to practice and prepare for both the provision and receipt of clinical supervision by exploring a range of essential practical skills and theories.


Further Information

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