The human mind is capable of wonderful things. All it needs is the correct stimulus to unlock its latent potential. That’s the insight that drives us every day at Andragogy; as we go about exploring the limits of excellence and Enabling Possibilities in everything we do.
Our expert facilitators’ group helps managers address their individual development goals and, as a result, drive transformational change through the organization.
The takeaways are greater confidence and expertise in addressing tasks and issues, a fresh strategic perspective and the ability to allocate responsibilities to each member of the team, in accordance with their skills and developmental milestones.
Beyond day-to-day management, towards becoming a strategic motivator who inspires…that’s the key focus of our Management Skills Training Programs. Full of practical inputs and operational insights to enhance performance at every engagement point, the programs are customized to suit the needs of diverse industries, situations and levels of hierarchy.
The content & methodology of Management Skills Training Programs is geared towards making a transformational change. This is done by successfully addressing self-defeating and regressive behaviour patterns as well as equipping executives with the necessary skill set to take on new roles and responsibilities as they move up the corporate ladder.
What is the mindset of a successful leader? What is the best way to deal with obstacles, setbacks and failures? What holds me back from reaching out for my goals and how do I overcome my mental blocks? How should I calibrate my thinking processes, so that I grow consistently? This program takes a deep dive into the internal process that stop us from setting stretch goals and passionately working towards them, overcoming these self-created bondages, the mythical growth mindset of leaders most importantly the everyday steps you can take to sustain your zeal and drive to achieve.
Through an introspective exercise, you will be able to bring clarity to your goals, and explore the right attitude to achieve your stretch goals. We will demonstrate how to identify your own self-defeating mental patterns, build resilience and view setbacks as an opportunity to recalibrate and forge ahead. Successful individuals from all walks of life consistently work to improve performance. They welcome opportunities that the changing ecosystem brings. You will be able to build your own blue print by listing baby steps to channelize thoughts positively, work with vigour and achieve what you dream of.
You will know how to implement powerful techniques that help stay positive and work with a single pointed focus to achieve your goals. You will be able to follow a clear plan to continuously upgrade yourself to take advantage of the continuously changing ecosystem. Most of all you will now know exactly how to transform setbacks into comebacks.
Is it challenging for you to discuss poor performance? Do you find it hard to speak about areas of opportunity related to projects? Do you shy away from critical conversations because they might create disharmony and dissonance? Most managers feel that difficult conversations are one of the most challenging parts of their work. This program takes an in-depth look at why we are uncomfortable with difficult conversations, how to overcome that discomfort and use these conversations to build shared understanding and promote harmony.
You will be empowered to help make a mental shift and use crucial conversations as a platform platform to build agreement. You will learn how to prepare for crucial conversations and build awareness on the mental states that can derail these conversations. We will discuss how to create a conducive environment so that conversations are pleasant and fruitful. You will practice using a structured approach to follow during critical conversations, that leads to being able to clarify expectations, goals & mutually deciding the way forward.
One of the key program objectives is to ensure you know the correct mental approach to take to be able to manage your emotions during difficult phases of crucial conversations. You will be able to apply the necessary tools to have a structure data driven structured conversation which result in higher productivity and win-win outcomes. Performance dialogues can now be a platform to build shared understanding, instead of a battle ground.
Emotional intelligence is a desired competency for all managerial roles. Despite the obvious benefits, we see a deficit in emotionally intelligent behaviors at the workplace. Team members feel a disconnect with their managers, why? There is often dissonance with key stakeholders that hampers productivity. Through this program we help you find a way to increase self-awareness of your own emotions, better read the emotions of people you work with and respond to situations empathetically, compassionately and collaboratively.
You will explore techniques that facilitate getting in touch with your inner self-thoughts, emotions and feelings. You will learn how to recognize emotions and changing emotional states in those around you. We will practice how to manage charged up emotions during difficult situations and use different approaches to increase your emotional intelligence quotient and build meaningful relationships with team members and key stakeholders.
This program helps you make emotionally intelligent behavior, a “way of life”. Not only does the program empower you to be more self-aware and objective while communicating and taking decisions; it also equips you to use simple techniques to better manage negative emotions. You can listen empathically, tune into the emotions of others and increase your social capital by demonstrating emotional intelligence in different facets of your behavior.
Making the shift from being an individual contributor, to a manager is regarded at the most challenging career promotion. You are promoted because of your performance at meeting individual targets; the competencies required for success as a manager are completely different. How do you build meaningful relationships and gain the respect of team members? What is the secret behind achieving great teams results and simultaneously being able maintain high personal productivity? How do you handle difficult people issues and diffuse conflict? This highly experiential learning journey will allow you to brainstorm, reflect, practice new techniques and discover solutions that facilitate a smooth transition to the new role. The program provides the necessary support you require to become more effective as an individual and as a team manager.
You will explore the often “complex” dynamics of working in groups and practice how to engage, motivate and establish meaningful relationships at work. Using structured templates, you will learn how to set clear goals, plan your workday and prioritize tasks efficiently. You will practice how to drive team performance through clear communication and systematically delegating tasks. We will illustrate how feedback can be used to build synergies and drive growth. This learning journey is spread over three months. It will allow you to implement learnings and grow, through structured exercises at the workplace, best practice sharing and continuous self-evaluation. You will be empowered to discover your own solutions through the group coaching sessions and reflect on newly learnt concepts through learning nuggets.
You will know how to better manage your time, be able to spend more time on value added tasks and hence emerge as a highly productive manager. Using the powerful tools from the program you can build engagement with team members through emotionally intelligent conversations and follow a structured approach to manage team performance. use feedback as a tool to drive growth and transform conflict to promote shared understanding within teams.
How do I become aware of my biases? How do I make my decision making objective and bias free? These are fundamental questions we need to explore and address, especially as managers of teams and leaders of organizations. Extensive documented research proves we are most often unaware of our biases. If unchecked, these biases could lead to groupism and favoritism, gut feel decision making, a non-inclusive and often toxic workplace. This program helps you explore why biases exist, what are the different kinds of biases and how they manifest at the work place, most importantly how to minimize and deal with unconscious biases.
Most of us believe our decisions are guided by our rational thinking. This program helps build awareness on the theme of unconscious biases and how they show up in different aspects of our personality and behavior. We focus on how to recognize signs of biases, within ourselves as around us. We demonstrate structured techniques, based on extensive psychological research, to address and manage unconscious biases. How to take concrete steps to counteract biases is discussed in details in the final section of the program.
You will leave with a heightened awareness of the negative effects of biases and how biases are strengthened through different platforms such as social media, advertising and echo chambers. You will be able to apply techniques, to manage biases and take objective data-based decisions. This in turn will help foster an inclusive, healthy and productive workplace.
Do feedback conversations make you anxious? Is it challenging for you to get your point across while giving feedback? Are your feedback conversations sometimes heated, leaving both parties dissatisfied? This program will give you the expertise on how to structure a feedback conversation, empower you with the necessary skills to make it effective and a better understanding of behaviors to display, for the conversations to be meaningful.
This program helps you reflect on the ideal mindset with which to approach feedback conversations. Using a simple checklist to prepare for the conversation and a clear structure to follow during the conversation, you will practice giving and receiving feedback. Positive body language, using the correct choice of words and making feedback data driven and objective are key to making a feedback conversation achieve the desired objectives. We will illustrate how to incorporate these key elements into feedback conversations. Awareness of how the mind reacts to difficult feedback and how to handle such situations is addressed during the program through simulations.
You will build skills to give and receive feedback in a way that minimizes anxiety and maximizes the opportunity for learning and continuous improvement. Through the structured and positive approach to feedback, practiced during the program, feedback can become a tool to drive growth, productivity and a harmonious work environment.