Helping Your People Develop

Work effectively with your people to help them realise their potential

Your people are your most valuable resources, and most of them want to improve and learn new skills. But it’s not always as simple as signing them up for training or coaching. This workshop equips managers with the insight and practical skills needed to facilitate continuous development. By linking different people’s learning preferences to the options available, participants build a framework for choosing the right solution every time, while skills-based sessions give them the techniques to help staff buy in to development.


Practical, skills-based sessions will help managers understand the development preferences of their staff, and how to plan learning to suit. The workshop also provides a framework for helping staff develop on an ongoing basis, including a chance for managers to improve their coaching skills and tailor learning opportunities to suit individuals.

The workshop is based on widely acclaimed principles of management and leadership, such as those developed by John Adair, Stephen Covey and Bruce Tuckman. There is plenty of scope for delegates to discuss and gain insight into specific questions and issues, if any exist.

This topic can also be delivered as a coaching session, as part of an integrated programme, or via an alternative learning method such as e-learning. It can also be adapted to suit your specific needs, including adjusting it to a half-day workshop with a narrower focus, or a two-day in-depth workshop. If you are interested in any of these options, please contact us.



At a Glance

Who it's for:

New managers
Experienced managers looking to improve
Managers who have received no formal training

What it covers:

Why develop staff? – The costs and benefits
Management responsibilities for developing staff
The Learning Cycle: making learning stick
Learning styles, retention and understanding
‘More than just training courses’ - the options
Selecting the right development method
Monitoring and evaluating learning progress
Overcoming mental blockages to development
Empowering coaching using the GROW model

What you'll get:

Understanding of the importance of development
A management framework for developing staff
Understanding of learning theory and styles
A broad portfolio of tools to help your staff develop
Techniques for coaching staff through blockages