Managerial Effectiveness I – A First Time Managers Development Program

Research suggests that individual contributors transitioning into first time leadership roles find themselves facing new and unexpected challenges of performing against completely different performance metrices, as compared to the ones they had earlier. Low focus & support on managing this transition leads to significant loss of productivity & engagement of teams.

Therefore, the critical areas of development for leaders who are being readied for First Time Manager role are:

  • Self-Awareness: Understanding the role and its key deliverables & measures, one’s strengths against the role and managing the emotional challenges of transition.
  • Team development and management
  • Managing multiple stakeholder relationships.
  • The capability to lead in an uncertain context.

InspireOne offers first time managers training program to help individual contributors prepare for their new role by focusing on relevant areas of leading self and leading people as multipliers.

The FTM journey addresses the
following challenges

  • The gap in understanding the role
  • Challenges of adapting to the new role
  • Transition challenges – managing emotions
  • Changed performance metrics
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Being accountable for the team performance
  • Creating value for team members
  • Key people engagement, development and management skills

Our First Time Managers Development Program: Stepping into Leadership

Stepping Into Leadership is a researched and well-crafted journey to enable First Time Managers to succeed. Key program objectives include:

  • Enabling successful transitions of Individual Contributors to First Time Managers.
  • Developing critical capabilities needed to perform role of a manager
  • Supporting managers to effectively manage self to successfully transition to a managerial role
  • Equipping first time managers with capabilities to manage people to grow, develop, and engage team members.

Through this management training program, we aim to work alongside with you to have a measurable impact on following success measures:

  • % of participants achieving their goals
  • Development of team members
  • Increase in retention/ decrease in attrition
  • Increase in team engagement

Program Design


Stepping into Leadership is a program which has been built basis our researched solution design principles. These include:

Our program covers an intensive learning journey covering three key learning modules:

  1. Role Understanding & Managing Self: This module helps First-Time Managers to:
    1. Understand the role of a manager and transition required to perform the role.
    2. Enhancing emotional self-awareness.
    3. Effectively managing time to perform their role.
  1. Enabling Performance Through People: This module includes:
    1. Giving feedback and having performance conversations.
    2. Following a structured process for coaching.
    3. Effectively managing a remote team.
    4. Delegating effectively to colleagues.
  1. Driving Results: This module includes:
    1. Setting and driving goals.
    2. Applying innovative thinking techniques for operational problem solving.

Journey Design

Stepping into Leadership is a scalable blended leadership development program. Participant journey includes the following:

  • Assessment for each participant to identify their areas of strength and development
  • 9 weeks learning journey comprising of 3 modules. Each module is developed using our “Making Learning Stick” framework and comprises:
    • Virtual learning labs
    • Gamified learning modules
    • On-the-job application assignments
    • Application oriented content
  • This program includes access to our gamified learning platform-Master-O. This platform offers an immersive learning experience comprising:
    • Game-based interactions & assessments: Leverage micro-interactions and casual game-designs to engage & assess learners
    • “Smart” nudges and alerts (push notifications): Nudge using behavioural psychology to enhance learner adoption and sustain engagement
    • Leaderboards: Drive healthy competition to achieve 100% completion and motivate mastery of skills

Here is a snapshot of the learning journey:


Global Delivery Capability

We can offer this program to leaders in 50+ countries and deliver it in multiple languages. Some of the languages we can deliver this program are covered in the table below:


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