Getting the best from your team | Developing yourself and your people

Holiday Inn, Manchester City Centre

Wednesday 12 June 2019

09:30 to 16:30

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | 9:30 to 16:30 | Holiday Inn, Manchester City Centre
Member: £245+VAT | Non member: £345+VAT

The details

Are you a manager considering how to get the best out of your team? This engaging and participatory workshop offers you an opportunity to assess, reflect upon, and focus your approach to staff development. You will consider what professional development opportunities look like and explore various management techniques to effectively engage staff, from the enthusiastic to the disengaged. By the end of the day you will have an action plan to empower your staff to reach their potential and support you to achieve your organisational objectives.


“The day was very good and Kenton addressed many of the issues which were brought up on the day, giving us all some new skills we can use.”

Who is it for?

For new managers who are working out their personal management approach and for experienced managers who would like the opportunity to assess, reflect upon, and focus their approach to staff development.

Learning outcomes
  • A deeper understanding of key skills and behaviours that can facilitate staff development
  • Explore and critique potential barriers (for yourself and your staff) that limit development
  • Understand how to build and maintain learning cultures within your team that are also embedded across the institution (and beyond)
  • Identify techniques for engaging the disengaged; helping all staff access development
  • Produce a personalised development action plan for yourself and your staff

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Who will be speaking?

Dr Kenton Lewis, MBE

Kenton is an educational sociologist and an experienced Higher Education (HE) manager, trainer and executive coach. With a particular interest in professional staff development within HE, Kenton has not only held roles across the sector in management, leadership and governance, but has also extensively researched HE professional identity. He is an experienced and well respected public speaker, having presented internationally on a range of HE and staff development themes. Kenton has been recognised with over a dozen national and international awards for innovation in education, Fellowships at the AUA, CMI, HEA and RSA, and with an MBE for services to Higher Education in the 2014 New Year Honours.

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It met my expectations and provoked me to re think how I manage.

The day was very good and Kenton addressed many of the issues which were brought up on the day, giving us all some new skills we can use.