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4-Week LIVE course

Manager Essentials course

A primer of core leadership skills for managers or HR professionals aiming to ingrain proven leadership principles into their organizations.

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Why we created this program?

Success in the 21st century requires effective leaders and managers at all levels of an organization. Too often, new managers are thrown into the deep end of a supervisory or managerial position with little-to-no training on what it means to be an effective leader or what it takes to be a good manager. As a result, up to 50% of first-time managers fail within the first year.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Time to do away with the school of hard knocks and create an in-the-moment learning program that your organization, and managers, need. Each Manager Essentials program is customized to support your corporate strategy, goals, and values, and focuses on the core skills for successful people management.

Who is the Manager Essentials course for?

New or
aspiring managers

Identify and acquire core leadership skills to become an effective manager. 


Hit the ground running in new roles by refreshing fundamental leadership skills. 

Human resource or L&D professionals

Ingrain consistent leadership principles into your entire organization.

What topics are covered in the 4 live sessions?

Live sessions are held weekly. 

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The characteristics of great bosses

Technical skills may get you a seat at the table, but people skills are what determine long-term success.


Why feedback is the breakfast of champions

Learn how to reframe hard conversations and turn feedback loops into your competitive advantage.  


The Dynamics of a peer coaching circle 

Introducing leadership training into your organization without reinventing the wheel! 


Cultivate winning relationships

Build long-lasting professional relationships that span your entire career and are mutually benficial.

What else you get when you register

Discounted virtual pass to the 2023 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum

Receive 50% off the cost to attend this Virtual Event in May 2023.

Leadership coaching package

For those who work in the global development sector, you will be eligible to apply for six months of Leadership Coaching around your most pressing organizational, team, and professional issues identified during the course.

Registration Fee


  • 4.5 hours of live virtual sessions 
  • 50% off Virtual Pass to our 2023 Virtual Women in Global Development Leadership Forum ($695 USD Value)
  • For those who work in the global development sector, eligibility to apply for 6 months of 1:1 Pro-Bono Leadership Coaching
  • Open discussion members area 
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Past participants include:

Abt Associates | ACDI/VOCA | Chemonics | DAI
Data Science Camp Inc.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Encompass LLC | FHI 360
Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce & Chamber Foundation
Imago Dei Fund
International Finance Corporation 
Palladium | RTI | Save the Children
Solidarity Center | Tetra Tech
The Konterra Group | The Kaizen Company 

Your employer may be willing to pay for this course. You can use this customizable email template to make a request.

Feedback From Past Course Participants

"I often did not provide feedback that would come off as not positive on my direct report. I am now communicating by reinforcing the positive and providing guidance on areas of improvement. The response has been great and it is helping build supervisor/supervisee work relation and improvements.”

“I am making a conscious effort to check in and show that I care about the people that I work with."

Frequently Asked Questions

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