Sean is the Head of People Operations at Blue Array, the UK’s largest specialist SEO agency. With 11 years working in the SEO industry, Sean has overseen the growth of Blue Array from a five person team to a fully operational 45+ person company.
Sean is particularly passionate about creating a great place to work through establishing a strong culture, values and people development programmes.
Who should attend this course?
Those new to or with limited experience of line management, or perhaps those that want a refresher on some of the key topics.
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In an industry where talented Executive-level employees can quickly be promoted into people-management roles, those with little hands-on management experience can end up being responsible for someone else without the necessary skills.
This course will help to equip those in either line or team management roles with the tools they need to develop their employees effectively. It will cover various theoretical ideas, along with practical group exercises to keep engagement strong throughout the day.
Most importantly, it will provide takeaways that participants can immediately apply to the management-elements of their roles when they return to the office.
The day will include a mix of theory and workshops, covering topics including:
- Our role as a manager
- Current management challenges and tackling common problems
- What makes a good manager vs. a bad manager
- Communicating openly and honestly
- Importance of onboarding and training
- Giving effective feedback
- Importance of one to ones
- Setting expectations
- Dealing with difficult conversations
- How to build ‘candid’ relationships (separating being a ‘friend’ from being a ‘manager’)
- How to build trust
- Management styles
- When to take different management approaches
- The benefits of coaching
- Managing difficult employees
- Managing ambitious employees
- Team dynamics
- How to increase your employee’s/team’s productivity
- Combating procrastination and how to make marginal gains
- Effective team culture and the importance of psychological safety
- Managing mental health (for you and your employees)
- Building emotional intelligence
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The day runs from 9.30-4.00 to keep it punchy. Any longer than that and it starts to drag, any shorter and you’re not able to properly sink your teeth into what you’re covering. Don’t worry, you’ll also get plenty of breaks to network.
Proper Food & Drink
There’s a couple of coffee breaks, morning and afternoon, and we also provide a proper lunch. That’s right, we’re talking real food with beer and wine rather than soggy sandwiches or mush slopped from a tray.