The STC Management Programme 2019/20

STC has designed a management programme specifically designed for aspiring to middle managers working in the District and Borough Councils of East and West Sussex.

The programme is delivered in one-day modules which span over 12 months and delegates can attend one-off courses or complete all the sessions depending on their experience and requirements. It is suggested that anyone new to management training should initially attend the Leadership Skills workshop as this provides a good foundation for the rest of the programme  The topics of the one day workshops have been chosen to help Managers develop a diverse set of skills and knowledge that will help them lead, motivate, manage and inspire.

Leadership for the Future

For further details and to book your place on the courses please click on the relevant links below:

Leadership Skills

The course is designed for managers, who want to boost their performance, increase awareness as a leader and help lead teams to greater results in more empowering ways.

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th September 2019

Commercial Awareness

This course enables managers to be equipped to understand and deliver commercial innovation around systems, processes, new products and new services.

Thursday 10th October 2019

Managing Mental Health and Stress at work for Team Leaders and Managers

This course enables Managers to recognise signs of staff stress and poor mental health at work and to identify key skills and strategies for managing this.  It explains how to identify the role of the organisation, the individual and the manager in this process.

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Employment Law Foundation for Managers

A half day course to give managers an introduction to the basics of employment law and a thorough understanding of a broad range of employment law issues.

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Coaching Skills

In this course you’ll learn to use a number of  tools and develop skills in coaching, that can be used as an effective and powerful tool to motivate staff, develop their skills and improve their performance.

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Performance Management

The course is designed for managers to develop the ability to manage high performance and tackle under-performance, and to take personal responsibility for their learning.

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Managing Conflict in my Team

On the course you will learn to deal effectively with problem behaviour in a direct but non-confrontational manner. The focus is on identifying and managing specific behaviours in order to build productive relationships and boost performance

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Creativity and Innovation

This course is designed to provide you with a quick fire taster of a variety of different tools and techniques to boost creativity and innovation in your every day work.

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Working Smarter

This course enables Managers to work more effectively and efficiently in a number of different environments

Thursday 23rd April

Managing in a Political Environment – developing political astuteness

A workshop designed for Local Government managers to further develop political awareness and effective councillor and officer collaboration. It will provide officers with the opportunity to begin to develop their understanding of how to make the relationship between members and officers work effectively and to further develop the understanding of working in a political environment and the concept of political astuteness.

Dates to be confirmed

These courses will enable you to:

  • Develop your strategic thinking, political insight and commercial realism
  • Combine creativity and innovation to become an agent for change
  • Develop self-awareness, resilience and emotional intelligence for effective leadership
  • Develop your teams and get the most from the people you lead
  • Improve communication skills in order to get your message across and influence others
  • Improve awareness of the changing landscape of local government

To apply for a place, browse on General Training or get in touch with your Council’s STC contact