MPS does not provide training or coaching for job candidates, but will consider requests by client organizations to provide management training. The MPS approach to training is based on developing Applied Management Knowledge (AMK) for the kinds of commonly-occurring management situations that all managers encounter (see paper in MPS Reports/Papers re Applied Management Knowledge). Unfortunately, typical approaches to education and training for managers fail to impart an understanding of how accepted management principles and concepts are manifested in real-world management situations. Nationally, the AMK of managers is surprisingly low, far lower than most experts realize. The fact is that most managers fail to meet AMK competency standards (See Baldwin, Joines, Pierce and Farouk (2011), The Elusiveness of Applied Management Knowledge: A Critical Challenge for Educators. Academy of Management Learning & Education, Vol 10, No. 4, 583-605). The MPS approach to training is based on helping managers develop their AMK.
SOME OF THE KINDS OF ISSUES ADDRESSED IN OUR MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
Managers need to know how to lead others in a way that builds teamwork and enhances each team member’s sense of responsibility, and consequently, motivation and morale. Our training focuses on the people issues that plague managers. People are the key to success of any organization, thus the way they are managed is of paramount importance to the success of the organization. If you want to teach your managers how to develop and manage a budget, that is a technical skill for which training is available, but we don’t address such issues. Again, our goal is to teach managers how to effectively manage others, how to accomplish results through others in a way that builds effective teams and effective organizations.
Here are some of the kinds of issues we address in our training:
>>>>•Decision making models: when to involve others and to what degree
>>>>•How to deal with subordinate suggestions for improvement
>>>>•Dealing with performance issues and associated morale problems
>>>>•Delegation: what it means and how to do it effectively
>>>>•The role of conflict in organizations and how to deal with it
>>>>•Effective public relations: dealing with the external world
>>>>•Dealing with subordinate rivalries and manipulations
>>>>•Dealing with employee dependency needs and guiding development
>>>>•Spotting and dealing with upward delegation
>>>>•Using the informal organization to get results and avoid conflict
OUR TRAINING AVAILABILITY
Our management training is typically restricted to clients who use our assessment services, but exceptions may be made. Training programs may be one or two days in length. Please inquire about our availability and fees.
To discuss our Training, please call 1-925-932-0203