‘Essential Management Skills’ course - Dates Announced

Ellie Parryin Training & Education

Pitchcare is pleased to announce that it will be running its successful 'Essential Management Skills' course at various locations in Autumn/Winter 2007.

The first course is to be held at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club on Thursday 15th November 2007 and Thursday 21st February 2008. The cost is £295.00 plus VAT and includes two days training, course notes, all refreshments and a hot lunch.

The course is delivered by trainer and careers counsellor Frank Newberry. Frank, a regular contributor to the Pitchcare magazine, has trained Groundsmen and Greenkeepers for more than 15 years and this course is aimed at helping those in a supervisory or management position to acquire a range of vital management skills and put them into practice successfully in the workplace.

A course itinerary is shown below. Three months separate the two days so delegates have the opportunity to implement new techniques and then feed their experiences back to the group.



1. Reception and Course Introduction

2. Preferred Learning and Working Styles

3. Personal Work Planning, Objectives and Priorities

4. Leadership and Delegation

5. Managing Stress

12.30pm LUNCH

6. Leading the Work Team and the Power of Personal Example

7. Performance Management 1: Setting & Monitoring Standards

8. Performance Management 2: Motivating the Team to Meet High Standards

9. Review and Action Planning for the Return to Work


1. Course Overview and Learning Experiences since Day One

2. Conflict at Work and Managing Difficult People

3. Enhanced Communication Skills 1: 'One to One'

4. Enhanced Communication Skills 2: Discipline and corrective action

5. Enhanced Communication Skills 3: Performance appraisals

12.30pm LUNCH

5. Enhanced Communication Skills 4: Meetings and presentations

7. Negotiating in the Workplace

8. Writing at work, Reading and Recall

9. Review and Action Planning for the Return to Work

Unlike generic management training, Pitchcare's course content has been developed specifically to suit Groundsmen and Greenkeepers, which is essential if delegates are to successfully implement their new skills in the workplace.

Attendance certificates will be provided to delegates who complete the course. For further information, please contact Pitchcare's Training Coordinator Christine Johnson at chris@pitchcare.com.

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