Essentials for New Managers

Establish your desired reputation for your management career.

Level-up your performance

Essentials for New Managers is a program for new and aspiring not-for-profit managers to strengthen their management skills.

Over three sessions, program participants gain tools and approaches to achieve success in their new management role.

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • are new to a not-for-profit management role or are looking to be promoted in the next 6-12 months
  • provide leadership or supervision in your current role
  • have a vision to take on further management responsibilities in your not-for-profit career

Program Outline

Required Course Material: Top 5 CliftonStrengths (Not included in course fee. To be completed individually online before the start of the course).

Prework: A quick organizational assessment and self-assessment before the start of the program.

If you are the sole employee in your organization (e.g. the executive director), this may NOT be the best program for you. We encourage you to also consider our other programs including: Leadership Principles, ED101, and our many workshops available.

Price: $599 Non-member / $539 Member

Bursary Application Deadline: 1 month before course start date

Program Schedule

Choose between our spring or fall Executive Lab 101 program.

2023 Spring Program Schedule

Online / Virtual

February 7, 2023

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February 14, 2023

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February 21, 2023

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2023 Fall Program Schedule

In-person / Virtual

October 3, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

October 10, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

October 17, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Program Details

Topics of each of the 3 half-day learning session.

Day 1 – Understanding Yourself and Your Role as a Manager

  • Assess your personal leadership strengths
  • Develop a vision of how you want to present yourself as a manager
  • Set priorities and objectives that align with your organization’s goals
  • Develop and resource work plans to achieve your priorities and objectives

Day 2 – Delegation and Performance Management

  • Identify ways to motivate people by aligning their strengths to achieve the organization’s goals
  • Apply the principles of effective delegation
  • Describe the benefits of performance management
  • Identify strategies for implementing the three steps in the performance management process

Day 3 – Supporting Your Team’s Performance

  • Apply strategies to address challenging situations
  • Describe behaviours that that foster staff/volunteer engagement, support inclusion and get the best from people

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