The Confident Manager is designed to be a flexible and innovative programme focused on people management excellence, where participants shape their learning journeys around key areas of relevant to their role and context. The programme reflects some of the latest thinking and is aligned to the latest trends in the world of work to support all managers to be effective, inclusive and confident in managing individuals and teams.
You can tailor to your needs so you focus on what matters to you and your team and continuously strengthen your people management knowledge, skills and practice by:
- Developing core people management capabilities, focusing on developing yourself as a manager at the University of Oxford, and in the changing world of work
- Maximising your impact as a People Manager, enhancing the effectiveness of your team, and supporting your team members’ personal development.
- Practising what matters in a safe environment and through learning from peers across the University.
There are 2 streams within the programme each with its own set of Masterclasses, Social Learning Spaces and supplementary materials. Each Masterclass includes a mix of presentation, discussion amongst your peers, hands-on exercises, with time for critical reflection. There will also be pre and post-workshop exercises to complete. Keeping in mind the majority of learning happens within your own working environment, we will encourage you to reflect on how you can transfer your new knowledge there, embed new working practices and how to involve your manager in helping you do this.
The Confident Manager programme can be seen as a journey. Each manager will set their own path and pace through each stream. Their diagnosis of their own needs will help them establish their departure point and, although there are core masterclasses and social learning spaces to attend, they may take as many diversions as they need to seek additional support – for example, by joining The Coaching Laboratory or taking an e-learning programme. There will be times when they cross paths with others and we encourage them to make the most of these opportunities to share experiences, seek advice and together reflect on their journeys and their next steps. When they have embedded their learning from that journey, they may decide to join another stream - what matters most is they have the opportunity to keep exploring and we will help them do so.
Throughout the programme, we will suggest articles, podcasts, videos and ways to extend your learning in areas you are particularly interested in; providing you with access to some of the latest thinking in the world of people management.