Melbourne Business School Short Courses Emerging Managers Program

Emerging Managers Program

Bring out the best in you and your team by developing strong negotiation, influencing and coaching skills.

Learn how to help your employees and stakeholders reach their full potential, as well as understand your own strengths and weaknesses.

Our Emerging Managers Program focuses on practical performance development. You will learn and practice new skills and see how they can be applied to a real-world challenge from your own organisation.

The program has been designed to make the most of the rapidly changing digital learning environment, with technology fully integrated.

Who Should Attend?

Early career

  • Project managers who are early in their career
  • Team leaders with identified potential for more senior roles in the future.

Middle management

  • Team leaders
  • Managers of a team within a function
  • Managers of cross-functional projects
  • Frontline or middle managers

Key Takeaways

Equip yourself with useful tools

  • Better understand yourself as a manager, including your strengths and opportunities
  • Develop and implement business plans

Understand how to optimise team performance

  • Understand and develop individual and team performance
  • Manage conflict
  • Negotiate and influence more effectively
  • Work with your team to improve work processes
  • Formulate and achieve specific goals.

Topics Covered

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Self awareness

Gain perspective on your personal management style and how you can use it to increase your effectiveness
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Developing team performance

Learn how to get the most out of your team through developing, motivating and guiding for best results
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Business planning and strategy

Understand how to plan strategically within your business, department or organisational unit
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Managerial effectiveness

Develop influencing, negotiating and decision-making skills that will help you increase your effectiveness as a manager or a team leader

Success Story

Change management is a big challenge for us. All parties and stakeholders need to understand the rationale behind the change. The takeout for me was, if you focus on the human factor, the rest falls into place.

Regional Business Manager, Lonsdale Financial Group

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Key Facilitators

Danielle Payne

Danielle Payne


Danielle has worked in HR and employee development for companies including Aesop and the Australian Institute of Management, as well as lecturing in organisational change at Monash University.
Julian Tatton

Julian Tatton


Julian is a registered psychologist who has worked with everyone from police officers to CEOs. He specialises in executive coaching, culture change, strategy facilitation, leadership and organisational development.

Kath McCarthy

Kath McCarthy


Kath is a registered psychologist and former law firm partner who now works as a consultant and executive coach specialising in leadership development, resilience, emotional intelligence and managing change.

This is a non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition, learning materials and meals during the workshop.

As this program includes some evening activities and meals, we recommend participants stay either on-site at Melbourne Business School (based on availability) or we can recommend a variety of partnering hotels who can offer our guests special corporate rates. Please contact us for more information.

Applications typically close six weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place, we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than six weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

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