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Managing Technical Teams

Please Note:

This course is run over 5 days, split 3 days in one week followed by 2 days the week after.

Is managing a technical team the same as managing all teams? No, not always. There are nuances specific to the environment, people and pace that affect what is expected of you when managing a technical team. Common concerns we hear include:

  • How will I separate being an expert from a manager?
  • How will I get the best out of individuals and produce a high performing technical team?
  • How could my strengths derail me as a manager?
  • How do I merge my technical and managerial skills for the greatest impact?

This workshop uses tried and tested methods to help you develop a complex set of skills, knowledge and capability.

The process to successfully managing a technical team starts here.

Target audience
This course is aimed at those who manage technical teams.

Learning Objectives

You will learn how to:

  • Use essential management tools to achieve great results
  • Discover insights into what motivates you and your technical team
  • Engage, motivate and develop your team
  • Avoid the potential traps you could fall into
  • Recognise and overcome likely challenges you will face
  • Identify opportunities for quick wins
  • Tackle difficult conversations
  • Demonstrate what effective management looks, sounds and feels like


  • Delegates will be required to complete a mandatory online Belbin® assessment and to capture their thoughts on being a manager prior to attending the workshop.
  • Delegates will also be provided with reading to complete between day 3 and day 4.

Course Content

  • Leadership versus management
  • Strength Deployment Inventory ® - Motivational Value Systems™
  • Stages of team development
  • Team roles
  • Building trust
  • Dysfunctions of a team
  • Strength Deployment Inventory ® - Conflict Sequences™
  • Styles of leadership
  • Successful delegation
  • Goal and objective setting
  • Structuring a positive conversation
  • Delivering effective feedback
  • Two business simulation games to test learning

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