Getting to Grips with People Management in Publishing

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A comprehensive full-day training course for first-time managers in publishing.

Managing people for the first time can seem like a daunting prospect, even for high-achieving publishing people. This highly practical course will give new managers the core skills they need to manage confidently and successfully, and provide advice on how to cope with managing staff remotely.

As well as providing core management skills, the course is tailored to the specific context of publishing, helping new managers to engage effectively with the challenges and opportunities they face and to support their colleagues to do the same.

Who is it for?

The course is for anyone stepping up into line management for the first time or aspiring to do so. It’s suitable for first-time managers across publishing functions, in companies and imprints of all sizes.

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Recognise core management skills and responsibilities, and what makes a good manager
  • Make the most of your own personal management style and preferred team role
  • Handle the transition from peer to manager
  • Carry out everyday management skills such as recruitment, induction, appraisal and handling trouble
  • Get the best out of a diverse team
  • Manage change and get a handle on innovation
  • Deal with the challenges of working remotely


What is management?

  • What is management?
  • Good and bad management
  • Principles and processes of management using management theory

You as a manager

  • Management styles and how to find yours
  • Working with difference (MBTI and Belbin)
  • Where to go for support
  • Self-care as a manager

 Basic transactions of a manager

  • Recruitment
  • Performance management
  • Giving feedback
  • Appraisals
  • Staff resignations

Managing remotely and under pressure

  • Managing remote teams
  • Supporting staff in a changing world
  • Motivation
  • Delegation
  • Remote performance management
  • Using tech effectively
  • Building and maintaining trust


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Please read our Terms & Conditions
Session 1: 22 September 2022 | Session 2: 29 September 2022 (mornings only)

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

A number of discounts are available

Course format

September 2022

  • Dates: 22 & 29 September 2022
  • Times: Each session will run from 9.00am-12.30pm 

Course format

  • Virtual classroom
  • 9am to 12.30pm 
  • Four x 1.5 hour sessions plus breaks, comprising two half-day sessions on two days, one week apart

A number of discounts are available

Enrol on this course

What you will need

To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.





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