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Being promoted to a management position can be an exciting step in furthering your career. Nevertheless, undertaking the new challenges that arise from managing people and ever-changing landscapes can also feel like a daunting task. 

As a manager you need to be compassionate, emotionally intelligent, and responsive to unexperienced and unexpected situations. 

Our Strategies for Emerging Managers in International Schools course gives you the core practical skills to manage and lead your teams to success. Specially designed for educators who may be new to management or not had management development opportunities, it tackles the key elements of line management, from goal setting to delegation. 

Through practical group workshops, individual questionnaires, and reflective learning, understand different leadership styles and which one works best for you and your team. Leave the day with the skills to deal with some of the more difficult aspects of people management, including balancing the commitments of teaching and managing a team, mobilising effective communication to motivate your team, managing the change from peer to leading colleagues, and how to establish yourself as a credible leader. 

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Marie Thake
Leadership Coach

Marie is a dedicated, passionate professional people development specialist, who runs her own Coaching and training business. She partners with organisations to make a difference to employees as individuals and enables them to feel engaged with the organisations they work for, leading them to achieve their own and their organisations’ vision.

Marie is passionate about having the ability to enthuse others to learn, through engagement, building trust and understanding what motivates people to perform. She has held her role of Director and People Development Consultant for over 10 years following her roles for companies such as Prudential, HBOS, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the different management styles and understand situational leadership 
  • Build your confidence to be able to manage and lead your team to meet collective goals and objectives that align to the achievement of excellent teaching 
  • Understand the importance of building a motivated team and how to develop a culture of high performance within your school 
  • Learn how to manage the more difficult aspects of management, including giving feedback, influencing others and delegation 

In-House Option



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07:25 - 07:30


07:30 - 08:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

08:00 - 08:45

Understanding How to Manage and Balance Commitments

  • Realise the challenges and opportunities of emerging managers 
  • Know how to cement your role as a manager and be perceived positively 
  • Learn how to adapt your style depending on who you are communicating with 
  • Explore several management styles and how to lead different groups of people successfully 
  • Identify your strengths, limitations, and how you would flex behaviours to achieve the best from your team 
08:45 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:00

The Importance of Creating an Effective and Successful Team

  • Look at different types of teams and evaluate your current team structures 
  • Learn the theory behind high performing teams and how to utilise this to your benefit 
  • Understand how to transition from your role as team member to manager and the possible challenges that may arise 
  • Explore how to build effective and motivated teams through communication with different people on an individual level, including how to focus on personal wellbeing 
10:00 - 10:15


10:15 - 11:00

Setting Realistic Goals, Managing Results and Achieving Effective Delegation

  • How to monitor staff performance and maintain motivation aligned to your school’s vision 
  • Set expectations which are tangible, accountable and manageable 
  • Explore coaching techniques and develop the skills to get the most out of people 
  • Learn how to plan effectively to ensure the priorities of your school are met 
11:00 - 12:00

Lunch Break

12:00 - 12:45

Managing Difficult Conversations and Giving Feedback

  • Takeaway tips for managing poor performance in a constructive way 
  • Practice managing difficult conversations and actioning tough decisions 
  • Develop an effective and assertive leadership style to cope with challenging situations 
  • Learn how to have developmental conversations and give feedback which empowers your team 
  • Find the balance between maintaining control and instilling a culture of trust and inclusivity 
12:45 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Workshop: Leadership in Action

Participate in interactive workshop activities led by the trainer to put the skills you’ve learned from the day into practice. 

  • Conduct self-analysis based on what you have been discussing throughout the day 
  • Build your personal leadership development plan for implementation back at work to become a confident manager 
14:00 - 14:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways