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Lively & Interesting ways of learning about managing people


I'm planning a workshop for managers to learn the essentials of managing capability and conduct issues of their staff.

The session will cover legislation, disciplinary and grievance procedures and best practices and give them lots of useful tips.

I'd like to avoid it being dry. I know the information I need to share, but am really stuck on interesteing delivery styles and lively exercises, case studies etc.

I'd be really grateful if anyone out there could contribute ideas or ways of making this session upbeat and fun yet effective and memorable.

I hope you can help an experienced HR practitioner who could do with some tips in the area of training.

In anticipation for your support - thank you.
Sarah Jennings

One Response

  1. An idea
    Hi Sarah

    The upbeat/fun bit for me is how it is facilitated.

    For effective and memorable I don’t think you can do better than real-life examples. So, you could ask them to come up with typical situations/scenarios in groups.

    Then, rotate a scenario from each group to the next group. They could agree on likely approaches/resolutions and comment on what legislation they think applies. When you take back from each group you can add if they have missed anything or throw it open to the other groups for their ideas. Conclude by asking the groups to agree strategies for these typical situations and perhaps even a ‘what will happen if you don’t do this’ approach.

    Alternatively, you could ask them to come up with their ‘fuel in the fire’ responses to the scenarios – this can usually get some lively conversations going, and although it needs careful facilitation it is amazing how the seemingly ridiculous can point people towards the reality of behaviours in these situations.

    I think people learn from what they know, so the more you can root it in their genuine expereiences the more successfully they might take it back.

    Hope this gives you s start.



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