Enable the Transition to Leadership for First-Time Managers

Move beyond a do’s and don’ts training deck to create a robust first-time manager (FTM) development program.

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Without an effective first-time manager (FTM) development plan:

  • Investment into leadership development programs are often not sustained.
  • Poor management and leadership can lead to low productivity.
  • Low business-based decision making, organizational savvy, and talent development competencies in frontline managers.

An effective first-time manager (FTM) development plan:

  • Lessens the steep learning curve FTMs often face alone.
  • Increases employee productivity, reduces voluntary turnover, and impacts end-consumer satisfaction.
  • Improves employee engagement through stronger employee-manager relationships.

Module 1: Define FTM Expectations, Audit Current Development Initiatives, and Identify Future Opportunities

The Purpose

  • Determine expectations across FTM components.
  • Assess current practices for effectiveness.
  • Determine metrics for driving FTM program success.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • FTM expectations determined and current initiatives evaluated.
  • FTM program objectives and metrics set.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Determine FTM expectations.
  • Established organizational expectations for all FTMs
1.2 Identify existing FTM development initiatives in your organization.
  • Created an inventory of existing development initiatives
1.3 Generate insights from qualitative and quantitative data collected.
  • Analyzed data to identify gaps and set goals
1.4 Set program metrics.
  • Determine high-level program objectives with corresponding success metrics

Module 2: Design Your FTM Development Program

The Purpose

  • Create an action plan and allocate resources for the new FTM program design.
  • Determine a roll-out plan for the FTM program.
  • Assess potential benefits and hurdles to implementation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • FTM program plan mapped out.
  • Program implementation plan designed.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Assess whether FTM expectations are being met.
  • Determined whether expectations are being met or not
2.2 Determine whether to stop, start, or continue development initiatives.
  • Analyzed existing development initiatives
2.3 Plan out training logistics.
  • Allocated FTM development initiative resources
2.4 Create an FTM learning path.
  • Established an FTM learning path using a blended approach and assign accountabilities
2.5 Assign learning path accountabilities.
  • Allocated FTM learning path resources
2.6 Evaluate and finalize program roll-out method.
  • Devised a program roll-out plan

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