University of Nottingham Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School

Developmental Programme for New Managers

Date: 23-25 July 2019
Venue: University of Nottingham Malaysia
Normal price: RM4,800/person 
Registration deadline: 21 June 2019

Programme overview 

In this programme, you will be introduced to the essential skills needed to
be a new manager. This cover the key concepts and frameworks fundamental to strategy and strategic thinking to cost accounting and budgetary, managing people, changes and conflicts, team dynamics and motivation, coaching and leadership.

This is a three-day developmental programme preparing new managers (current and potential) for greater responsibilities and progression in their organisations.

During day one, you will be trained to develop an appreciation for the need to develop a strategic mindset; and recognise the difference between operational and strategic management. In day two, you will then be introduced to the basic concepts relating to costing and budgeting as well as their use in strategic management and control. In day three, you will be introduced to elements that are viewed as key managerial criteria for effective and efficient management of people. These skills pave the way for managers to be more sensitive andbetter in managing various resources by finding a balance between people and organisational needs. The programme combines the use of classroom delivery, classroom discussion and hands-on case studies in a business-oriented environment.

The primary focus of this training is to equip you with the basics of what it takes to assume greater responsibility as a new manager. This include the shift from operational to a strategic mind-set, develop an aptitude for cost accounting and budgetary responsibility, people management and leadership development. The end goal is to assist you to transition better from your day-to-day operation work tomanagerial responsibilities in your organisation. 

Learning outcomes

After completion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the need to develop a strategic mindset and how that is different from operational focus.
  • Understand various cost concepts and their roles in managerial functions.
  • Apply corporate budgeting for planning, control and performance measurement.
  • Differentiate the functions of a manager and the role of a leader.
  • Develop motivational programmes for employees.
  • Utilise decision tools in planning and problem resolution.
  • Demonstrate good skills in managing change and conflicts.
  • Demonstrate good team leadership skills for high team performance.
  • Develop analytical, problem solving and presentation skills. 

Methods of training and assessment

  • Classroom discussion
  • Flipchart presentations for brainstorming
  • Hands-on case studies 
  • Powerpoint presentations 
  • Presentation from participants 
  • Assessment of participants' presentation

Programme outline

Day One

Strategic thinking and internal analysis

  • What is Strategy?
  • What is Strategic Thinking? Why is it important?
  • Operational vs. Strategic Management
  • Value chain analysis and implication on organisational cohesiveness

Day Two  

Part one: Corporate reporting

  • External performance of managers
  • Financial performance and position
  • Non-financial performance 

Part two: Costing and Corporate Budgeting

  • Cost, cost behaviour and classification
  • Costing and decision making 
  • Corporate budgeting and business strategy
  • Budgetary control and performance measurement 

Day three (first half) 

So, you are a Manager! What Now?

  • Knowing what you do as a manager
  • Are you a Boss (manager) or a Leader?
  • Motivation, coaching and delegation
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Managing change and conflict
  • Competent team leadership = good results 


Day three (second half)  

Presentation by participants

  • What are the strategic and business organisational issues? 
  • What are the cost accountable and budgetary issues? 
  • What are the possible resolution to these issues? 
  • What are the recommendations? 
  • What are the people management and leadership qualities essential to implement the recommendations? 

About the programme leaders

Dr Avvari V. Mohan is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management
at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia. Dr Mohan’s interests are in strategic management, management of innovation, and responsible business strategies (CSR). He has conducted training for national and international organisations and Government agencies, served as a Council Member of the Consumer Forum (CFM), is on editorial panels for research journals and has published in international journals and conferences. He is a Malaysian HRDF Certified Trainer (TTT/7163).

Mr Mathew Abraham had been working in the corporate sector, primarily in logistics services, for eight years in the Human Resource field, handling functions ranging from Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal and Compensation and Industrial Relations matters. He has conducted numerous in-house training programmes for staff on soft-skills as part of training and developmental activities. He later moved on to the education sector and began teaching modules on HRM and Management both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Beyond teaching, he has held the role of Director of MSc Programmes at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia, and was also previously the Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Mathew has a bachelor’s degree in Management from University Sains Malaysia, and a master’s degree in HRM and Industrial Relations (IR) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has also completed a Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in HRM from the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management. In addition, he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the HEA UK. His current research focus is on talent practices in SMEs. Mathew is a Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer (TTT/7175). 

Dr Jayalakshmy Ramachandran is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia. She has 20 years of experience in academia and seven years of experience as a professional auditor. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Chartered Accountant, MIA. She has several years of experience in providing corporate training for executives and top management in accounting and corporate governance. Dr Jaya is a Malaysian HRDF Certified Trainer (TTT/7169).



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