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11 Sep
15 Sep

About the Manager's Launch Pad Programme

The shift from managing self to managing others requires a new value system where managing assumes a higher value than doing self-managed work. People often trip up here. The biggest problem is that new managers keep doing what they were doing before but at a more frantic level. This causes the people who report to them, and who are looking for leadership, to become disillusioned with management. A common pitfall is that line managers often end updoing line work which is counterproductive and thwarts the necessary transition that new managers need to make.

A leader’s job is to help others do their work well. New managers need to learn the value of making others productive so that they can be better at managing and leading. The Henley New Managers programme aims to give managers a solid foundation from which to launch their careers and to become more effective in their roles.

The following areas of knowledge and expertise will be covered in the programme:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Systems thinking, problem solving and planning
  • Innovation and design-thinking
  • Working with people, including listening, coaching, mentoring

Target Audience

Aspiring managers or recently appointed junior managers or those about to move into a new manager role will benefit greatly from the programme.  Existing supervisors, team leaders and junior managers will also derive benefit.

Duration and Structure

An intense 5-day experience, the programme runs from Monday to Friday.  A follow-up morning review and reflect session is conducted 3 months later to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on your application of learnings and to receive additional inputs from the lecturer and other classmates.

Day 1:  Foundations of management and learning

Day 2:  Systems thinking and understanding the business

Day 3:  Psychological literacy, group dynamics and high performing teams

Day 4: Coaching teams to solve their own problems using design thinking

Day 5:  Management simulation (integrative)

Half-day Follow-up session (3-months later)


Dates and Venue

11-15 September 2017



R20,600 (excluding VAT)

For further information please contact:
Pranisha Behary - Executive Education
Tel: +27 11 808 0868



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