Blanchard’s First-Time Manager

There are over 2 million people being promoted into management roles each year, and the transition from successful employee to successful manager is a difficult one, requiring a completely different skill set. Our First-time Manager training program sets your new managers up for success by providing them with the training and skills needed to make a smooth transition.

This one day workshop introduces the mindset, core conversations, and communication skills first-time managers need to achieve success quickly and build positive relationships with their team members.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who would like to develop core skills to become managers.

Workshop Content

The workshop concentrates on the Four Core Conversations that are essential for managers 

Goal Setting
To have a conversation that focuses the person on exactly needs to be done and when. The goal becomes the centre of other core conversations.

To help people understand which specific behaviours are helping to achieve the goal, why their actions matter and that their efforts are noticed and appreciated.

To guide people toward their goals by identifying that they are out of alignment with the goal and what the impact is.

Wrapping Up
To keep people energised, inspire engagement, and promote development.

During the workshop we focus on four essential skills that are useful for any conversation

Listen to Learn
Set aside distractions and concentrate on understanding all that is being expressed.

Inquire for Insight
Ask questions that draw out insights and ideas from the other person

Tell your Truth
Share relevant information

Express Confidence
Build self assurance and enthusiasm


To find out more about this course or to book on, just get in touch