A leadership and management training programme that offers new and soon-to-be managers the opportunity to build confidence, learn key skills, and explore a variety of management techniques.

Wednesday 14th November 2018

NEXT DATE: 4th June 2019
The Melting Pot, 5 Rose St.
Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

For bookings and information please contact:

T: 0207 324 4775
E: training@talkaction.org

Stimulating, well led and interactive’

Doug Janke, Burma Campaign

Facillitated by:

Miranda Lewis & Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis and Miranda Lewis have both worked as consultants for 10 years after holding senior management positions in major organisations. By merging, we bring together our expertise in evaluation and learning; leadership development; research; communications and campaigns.

Miranda Lewis

Miranda has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. She works closely with IVAR (the Institute for Voluntary Action Research) as an Associate.

Miranda is also a qualified personal and performance coach and specialises in working with voluntary sector leaders and senior campaigners. She is Acting Chair of Richmond CVS, and recently led the organisation through a major re-structure.

Recent projects include; Clore Social Leadership Programme, CollaborationNI, BBC Children in Need, Porticus, Environmental Defense Fund, The King’s Fund and Comic Relief. Miranda was aslo Associate Director and Head of Qualitative Research at the IPPR.

Matthew Davies
Matthew Davis

As Co-Director of m2 real change consultants, Matthew Davis has worked with Comic Relief, 10:10, King’s Fund, Growing Communities, Reprieve, Overeseas Development Institute, Environmental Defense Fund, Health Poverty Action and others.

Before becoming a consultant, Matthew worked for global environment NGO WWF for eight years, as Climate Change and Marine Campaigns Director, Communications Director for WWF's global species programme, and Head of Press & Campaigns.

For three years Matthew was a guest lecturer in environmental communications at Birkbeck University and he is also a published songwriter and young person's writer.

Every group is different, and every individual has different needs, desires and ideas on how things should be done. Managing both your staffs’ and your own expectations can be challenging at times. However, with a good understanding of group dynamics and some useful tools, you can work with your team to produce brilliant results.

The course covers:

• The difference between management & leadership
• Understanding and addressing conflict
• Which organisational approaches foster good management
• Alternative non-hierarchical structures
• Balancing consensus with quick decision making
• Active listening, supervision & appraisals
• Managing teams - team composition, delegating & roles
• Understanding your personal management style
• Running effective meetings

During the day, participants will identify their personal management strengths and develop practical strategies they can use in the workplace. This course also allows participants to look at the alternatives to ‘top-down structures’ and how to build less hierarchical teams that are happy, empowered and productive.

This leadership & management training for managers, includes a bespoke follow-up support phone call with every participant.

Who should attend this course?

The day is for anyone that manages a small/medium team or organisation. If you’re new to your role you will get the perfect grounding and more experienced managers will develop new skills and learn about progressive management structures. Please do give us a call if you’d like to discuss if this course if right for you.

£425: Large businesses
£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£195: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals.

Contact us for in-house training quote: training@talkaction.org

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact:
Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email: training@talkaction.org

Supported by
Environment Job

Constructive and thought provoking
Rebecca Sharkey
International Campaign Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Extremely enlightening and useful – especially in analysing conflict and management styles
Dechen Pemba
Tibet Watch
Excellent day with very approachable trainers who didn't deliver text book management but something real instead.
Jane Rose
Richard Watts Charities