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Programme Objectives

Overall Programme Aim

The overall aim of this eight month Management Development Programme is to equip and enable those administrators with the most potential to progress at Warwick with the relevant knowledge, tools and managerial/leadership skills to contribute and perform effectively within a complex, dynamic HE environment.

Target Audience

WAMP 2018/19 provides a development opportunity for highly capable administrators at grade 6 or 7 in academic and non-academic departments and is typically aimed at those with line management roles. The programme is also appropriate for those with significant leadership roles who are required to collaborate with and deliver through others in a matrix environment. It is not aimed at academic or research staff.

Individuals should be performing well in their current role and more importantly show potential and the desire to progress to future roles within the University within the next 1-3 years.

Successful participants will be selected on the basis of the calibre of their application and the need to achieve a spread of participants across all areas of the University. Where more than one nomination is put forward by a department, these will need to be prioritised by the appropriate Head of Group or Head of Department before being submitted to the Learning and Development Centre by the deadline date of 21 June.

WAMP Objectives

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme individuals will have:-

  1. Gained a deeper understanding of themselves and identified ways in which they can maximise their personal effectiveness
  2. Explored the internal and external environment in which they work, and the potential impact this has on their performance and Management/Leadership style
  3. Assessed their own Management/Leadership style and explored a range of tools and techniques to maximise the performance and contribution of individuals and teams
  4. Developed their personal awareness, skills and understanding in supporting and leading others through change initiatives
  5. Formulated a tailored personal development plan to enhance their current performance and contribution and considered the 'next steps' in planning their career at Warwick

Workshop Objectives

Workshop 1: Managing Self

Aim - Managing Self (2 days):
To explore your practice as a manager/leader in terms of your personal effectiveness and performance, introducing a range of approaches, tools and techniques to enhance and support your development in this area.

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Explain the complex range of factors affecting personal effectiveness at work
  2. Recognise, through self-analysis how your personality preferences and approach to 'time management' may be impacting your overall effectiveness
  3. Identify appropriate strategies, tools and techniques to improve your personal effectiveness and resilience to handle stress and change in the workplace
  4. Describe the importance of effective communication skills in the workplace and understand when and how to use assertiveness and influencing skills
  5. Produce a practical plan outlining how you intend to apply your learning in the workplace.

Workshop 2: Managing Others

Aim – Managing Others (2 days):
To explore your practice as a manager and leader of others, introducing of a range of approaches, tools and techniques to enhance and support your development in this area

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Identify a range of factors and approaches required to be an effective manager and leader of your team
  2. Recognise, through self-assessment, your current approach to management/leadership and identify practical strategies to enhance your capability
  3. Define and develop a plan and approach for the effective management of your stakeholders, recognising their specific needs and drivers and how these can impact on your performance
  4. Describe the typical stages by which a team develops and identify appropriate management interventions to support effective development of your team through these stages
  5. Explain how to develop and sustain performance across a spectrum and apply in practice an approach to holding effective conversations where under-performance is identified.
  6. Produce a practical plan outlining how you intend to apply your learning in the workplace.

Workshop 3: Managing Change

Aim – Managing Change (2 days):
To enhance your confidence and capability to successfully lead and support individuals and teams through change.

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Describe the critical success factors for delivering successful change and identify the leadership behaviours required to successfully enable this
  2. Explain the emotional changes associated with change and how best to support and engage others during times of change
  3. Recognise and implement strategies to tackle barriers to change
  4. Plan a communications strategy and framework to support a change programme
  5. Reflect on experiencing a 'live case study' scenario where change is approached and experienced by others in a range of ways
  6. Produce a practical plan outlining how you intend to apply your learning in the workplace.

Career Workshop

Aim-Career Workshop (1 day):
To explore your individual definition of ‘career’ and identify the appropriate tools and techniques to enable you to take the next steps towards achieving your desired future at Warwick

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Define what ‘career’ means to you as an individual
  2. Describe and use a range of tools and techniques available for you to 'manage' your career
  3. Formulate a tailored personal development plan to both enhance your current performance and achieve the 'next steps' in planning your career at Warwick