Managers OPEN Programme

Ensuring your leaders have the skills to be effective

If your leaders can’t lead, where are you going, and more importantly, who are they taking with them?

Your managers are leaders to your employees; give them the skills, knowledge & behaviours to make a positive impact.

make your managers great

Get the best from your workforce by ensuring managers are leading and supporting their teams to be their best.

embed critical skills

Develop your managers’ skills to ensure activities in your business are completed effectively & efficiently.

deliver for your customers

Strong leadership behaviours improve efficiency, team work and forward planning, enhancing your customers’ experience.

prepare for the future

Develop your current leaders to enhance your business today, so you can continue to grow tomorrow.

Get a better workforce in 3 steps…

brief us

Schedule a call to explain your goals for training and development.

on-board delegates

Select the right delegates for the programme, and work with us to on-board them.

support delegates

Continue supporting your employees back in your business as they implement their learnings.

The Managers OPEN Programme Details

What is the programme?

The Managers OPEN Programme is designed to enhance and cultivate the capabilities of those in existing management roles. This programme will provide delegates with essential knowledge, skills & insight to directly improve their effectiveness as a leader.

Key areas this programme covers are:

• Organisational Performance – delivering results

• Interpersonal Excellence – managing people and developing relationships

• Personal Effectiveness – managing self

• Behavioural Impact – the perceptions and effects of behaviour

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Managers OPEN Programme is designed for people who are already in management roles.

The programme doesn’t focus on any particular discipline or industry, so it is suitable for anyone in your business – whether you’re looking to develop the skills of employees in engineering roles, commercial roles or hands-on team leader roles.

We also welcome people with different levels of experience onto the programme; whether your employee has been managing people for 1 month, 1 year or 10 years, everyone will benefit from being a better manager!

Having delegates from different industries with different experiences in the working world allows delegates to learn from one another and understand how different businesses function to their own.

Features of the programme

Across the 18-month programme, learners will experience:

• 1 induction day

• 4 experiential modules

• Face-to-face support visits

• On-going online learning, webinars & support

• Blended learning

• Classroom learning

• Experiential interventions

• Business simulations

• Real business challenge projects

Learning outcomes

Outcomes of this programme include:
– Embedding tools, techniques and models for people management, including how to lead, manage, build relationships and communicate effectively

– Improving business acumen and decision making

– Understanding their development areas and how to improve

– Embedding critical business skills such a finance, operational management and project management

– Developing the right behaviours, including: taking responsibility, agility, inclusivity and professionalism

– Becoming accountable for management and delivery of self and team 

– Increasing awareness of own behaviours, and the potential positive/negative impact this can have

– Developing interpersonal capability 

– Becoming learner role models

– Understanding coaching models and theories to support employee development

How can the programme be funded?

The Managers OPEN Programme can be privately funded by any organisation. The programme is aligned to the Operations/Departmental Manager Level 5 apprenticeship standard, meaning it can also be funded using the apprenticeship levy – both for organisations who are levy payers and SMEs using a government top-up.

Ensure there is confidence in your leaders…

Seniority specific

Your managers will need a certain depth of knowledge, skills & behaviors to be successful; our programme is specifically designed to deliver these.

Blended learning

Just telling people how to manage doesn’t work. Blended learning takes learners on a journey of self-discovery to increase their skills & self-awareness.

Peer learning

Spending time with like-minded individuals will increase engagement, embed learnings and allow learners to share best-practice.

Tailored training

Your managers won’t have the exact same development areas; allow them to explore them as individuals so they can start their journey of self-development.

Business simulations

We all need practice at new things, but there are no second chances when it comes to people. Help your team to practice & improve in a ‘safe’ environment.

Focus on profitability

The skills your managers learn range from people skills, all the way to finance skills; the one thing they have in common is how these are best used to improve business performance.

Plus, the programme can be funded in two ways – either privately funded by your business or, if you’re an apprenticeship levy payer, using your levy!

Are you ready to improve your workforce?

Client Testimonial

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

The OPEN Programme for Managers was quite simply an excellent experience for me. As a new manager, I took away a clearer understanding of the role of leadership in my business and learned and practiced several approaches that I could implement straight away to motivate my team and improve their performance. I would highly recommend this programme to any manager looking to become a highly effective leader.

Natalie Heatherglen

Brett Martin Daylight Systems

The Discovery ‘Way’

Use a joined up approach through Diagnostics, Recruitment & Training to build a better workforce.


Before taking action, take the time to understand how you need to build your workforce to reach your business’ goals and reduce wasted spends.


Get the right people in your business with the behaviours, stretch and capability that will ensure your business succeeds.


Business doesn’t stand still: develop your employees to increase their capability, prepare them for future roles & future-proof your workforce.

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