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: Establish FTM Expectations in Your Organization

The Purpose

Determine expectations across FTM components.

Key Benefits Achieved

FTM expectations assessed.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Determine FTM expectations.
  • FTM expectations defined in the context of administrative, team management, people development, and leadership development components.

Module 2: Assess the Current State of Your FTM Development Initiatives

The Purpose

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

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Current FTM initiatives evaluated.
  • FTM program objectives and metrics set.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify existing FTM development initiatives in your organization.
  • Current FTM initiatives documented.
2.2 Generate insights from qualitative and quantitative data collected.
  • FTM initiatives evaluated for effectiveness through metric data.
2.3 Set program metrics.
  • High-level program objectives with corresponding success metrics determined.

Module 3: Design Your FTM Development Program

The Purpose

Create action plan and allocate resources for the new FTM program design.

Key Benefits Achieved

FTM program plan mapped out.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Assess whether FTM expectations are being met.
  • FTM program managers and stakeholder expectation perceptions voiced.
3.2 Determine whether to stop, start, or continue development initiatives.
  • Analysis of existing development initiatives completed.
3.3 Plan out training logistics.
  • FTM development initiative resources allocated.
3.4 Create an FTM learning path.
  • FTM delivery methods determined.
3.5 Assign learning path accountabilities.
  • FTM learning path resources allocated.

Module 4: Implement the Program and Measure Success

The Purpose

  • Determine a roll-out plan for the FTM program.
  • Assess potential benefits and hurdles to implementation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Program implementation plan designed.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Evaluate and finalize program roll-out method.
  • Roll-out method designed from pilot to implementation.

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