New course tailor-made for new managers

Published: 28 May 2013 at 09:47

Anglia Ruskin to run free taster days on Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses

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Anglia Ruskin University has launched a new course for newly-appointed managers and is offering free taster days at its Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses to allow organisations to find out more.

‘Developing Managers on the Frontline’ is a short course programme designed by Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School to introduce new managers to the tools they need to do their job, and to do it well.

Aimed specifically at those recently promoted out of an operational role, the six-session programme covers the range of skills necessary for effective frontline management.

The programme is also an excellent diagnostic tool, enabling new managers – and their employers – to understand their strengths while highlighting areas where improvements can be made.  As a result, the programme is an ideal stepping-stone into more formal, accredited management courses.

Delivered in Cambridge and Chelmsford by course leaders experienced in both industry and research, the course gives managers a rare opportunity to access direct business knowledge and current theoretical understanding.

Delegate groups are small and each course is delivered using interactive workshop techniques designed to encourage maximum engagement.

Case studies play a significant role and will reflect the background of the delegate group to ensure relevance.  The programme is open to new managers from any sector or type of organisation, and can be tailored to meet specific needs to create a bespoke programme for in-house or on-campus delivery.

Carol Tighe, Business Development Manager at Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School, said:

“The first step on the management ladder can often be the hardest.  Promotion into management is a significant career achievement, but one which also brings new responsibilities, demanding a broader suite of capabilities in areas such as HR, finance or team management.
“New managers may also be asked to implement strategic decisions made by the senior management team, and have to decide on the best way to achieve results.  As a result, new managers often need help if they are to make a real contribution in the workplace. 
“The Developing Managers programme represents an essential first step in the professional development of new managers in any sector and these taster days offer organisations the chance to sample the content, delivery style and materials, as well as meet the practice-based academics who will be leading the programme.”

The free taster sessions are taking place on Wednesday, 12 June (8.45am-4.45pm) at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus and on Friday, 12 July (8.45am-4.45pm) at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus.  

For further information, please phone 0845 196 5685, email or visit