New Manager Courses

Turn Your New Managers Into Strong Leaders

Develop the new manager skills your emerging leaders need for success.

We hear it all the time: “We have managers, but not good leaders.”

And it makes sense — organizations of all sizes are filling critical management positions with successful individual contributors and just hoping that they’ll be effective leaders. But while these new managers often have significant functional expertise, they often lack the skills that new managers need to lead a team successfully.

What worked for them as individuals may not help them in their new role — and in fact, sticking to old habits may actually backfire.

The reality is, new leaders need a shift in mindset and skillset. But most first-time managers never receive any training.

Yet the transition into management is often the most difficult one in their career to date. Many report they find it more challenging than expected, feel isolated, and struggle with self-doubt, making it all the more important to invest in training to hone skills for new managers. They must be able to shift their identity from that of an individual contributor to a manager of others, and need practical tools tailored to their unique context in order to thrive.

Organizations are starting to recognize that critical skills for new managers must be intentionally developed through coaching, mentoring, and providing access to new manager courses and support. Because no one is born a perfect leader; leaders are made. And that’s exactly what we do at CCL.

What Do New Managers Need Most? Support.

Becoming a manager of people requires not just a new set of skills, but a whole identity shift. And making the leap from individual contributor to manager, from peer to superior, or from project manager to people leader is a big transition for anyone — no matter how intelligent or driven they are.

Promotions show people you believe in them. Equipping them with what they need to succeed turns that potential into reality.

If your organization wants to strengthen both your leadership pipeline and your bottom line, investing in the least experienced tier of managers in your organization — your largest population of leaders — will produce results you’ll feel almost immediately.

First level manager skills training at the Center for Creative Leadership
New Manager skills development with courses from the Center for Creative Leadership

Get Them on the Right Path with Our Results-Driven New Manager Courses & Solutions

Equip your new managers to master essential skills for new managers they need to succeed. Our ongoing research ensures that we equip your leaders for present and future business conditions, setting them up for success for later promotions and advancement as well. Choose from our new manager courses or solutions, or let us craft a custom solution based on your organization’s unique culture, context, values, and competencies.

Whether you’re looking for a customized solution tailored to uplift and transform your entire frontline, or scalable programs designed to develop new manager skills among emerging leaders, we offer a variety of human-centered, research-backed new manager courses, programs, and solutions for every budget, available both virtually and in person.

New Manager Courses: Choose the Solution That’s Right for You & Your Organization

What Our Clients Are Saying

We measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we empower consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us is a game-changer. Our new manager courses and solutions have helped to develop critical skills for new managers and grow emerging leaders on the front lines at client organizations around the globe.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“[The program] allowed me to acquire new tools to improve my leadership and my new role as manager. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is questioning or wants to improve their leadership.”

Program Participant
First-Level Manager Skills Development Program

A Prescription to Develop New Leaders in a Global Healthcare Organization

“One of Ingredion’s priorities is to develop leaders of tomorrow. Our partnership with CCL has allowed managers in our company to flourish through carefully customized programs aimed at unleashing their leadership potential.”

Christopher Lane
Research Fellow
Ingredion Incorporated

Let's Talk About Which New Manager Courses & Solutions Are Right for Your Organization

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Skills for New Managers: Research & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Our New Manager Courses

We believe that every new manager should be trained on the 4 core leadership skills needed in every role and career: self-awareness, learning agility, communication, and influence. Developing these key leadership competencies builds a strong foundation for individual and organizational success.

We recommend that organizations focus on these 3 ways to develop new leaders, including providing clarity around shifting roles, providing practical tools, and enabling continuity of learning. At the Center for Creative Leadership, we develop new managers by offering them immersive, research-backed courses, programs, and training solutions that are tailored to their specific needs and their organization’s culture.

New managers need to feel supported in their new leadership roles with training that equips them with the skills needed to tackle the new challenges they face. To be most effective, new managers need to make a shift in 6 essential areas: mindset, relationships, attitude, perspective, focus, and skillset.

Our new manager courses are human-centered, research-backed, and highly personalized and engaging — customized to fit the individual and your organization’s unique culture and context. Our decades of research and experience have allowed us to create learning experiences that truly transform new managers into great leaders, providing them with the support, tools, and solutions needed to facilitate a shift in mindset and skillset.

More questions? Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation!

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