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A day in the life of a manager – A new managers’ toolkit – Day 1 [Event Ref. No. TG4/NMT]


9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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This two-day course gives you the chance to decide if management is really for you. Organisations want managers who enjoy working with people, building team morale and effective systems. They want you to enjoy your job. The skill sets for management are quite different to subject matter expertise, so it is important to go into this opportunity with eyes wide open!

Progressing into management is both exciting and daunting. Suddenly you are responsible for directing and managing your peer group. You may get less opportunity to focus on your specialism and now be expected to direct your attention toward helping others to get things done. How do you harness the power of a team? Motivate others and deal with challenges?

This course will provide you with a ‘Day in the Life of a Manager’ and will equip you with the chance to decide whether management is for you and to develop and practice the key skills of an effective first time manager.

Day 1 is on 14th March and Day 2 is on 25th March.

Course content will include:

What does it mean to be a manager?
How to engage your employees
Delegation and goal setting
Development conversations
Running effective meetings
Setting direction for your team and
Managing your own time and energy
Negotiating and influencing upwards
Motivating employees
Building team morale and management
Organising effective team meetings

Participants will engage in a range of practical activities, designed to build their skills and confidence and prepare them for successful management.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone who is currently an information professional and is considering taking on a management role as their next career step.  The course will provide a practical and interactive exploration of the key skill sets and job roles of a manager.

Registration with tea & coffee is from 9.30am, with the day starting at 10am prompt.

Venue: The Athlone Room, Senate House, University of London, London WC1E 7HU; Website:

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £300 for members and £450 for other institutions.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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