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Thursday 25th October

Succeed as a First Time Manager: Building an Effective Team and Successful Communication, Engagement and Performance Management (Barnsley)

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Venue: Digital Media Centre, S70 2JW

Building teams is easy to talk about and difficult to accomplish, however, there is a process to accelerate the learning curve for building team skills and collaboration.
Holding one to one discussions and providing feedback on performance and setting personal objective is a skill all managers require.

This masterclass will look at some of the theory, models and practice to offer different perspectives on how to develop effective teams. This will include exploring how teams form and develop, the skills of influencing and enhanced communication and engagement. How to manage one to one performance discussions and setting personal objectives.
They will have practical tools to develop and enhance their learning back in the workplace.

This Masterclass is complimented by Succeed as a First-Time Manager: Personal Leadership and the Responsibilities of a Manager (Barnsley) and Succeed as a First-Time Manager: The Fundamentals of Business Planning and Performance Monitoring (Barnsley) Masterclasses.

This Masterclass will cover:

– What makes a team effective and how to increase performance, looking at some recognised models and
research including team dynamics
– What do we mean by communication and engagement and why is it important
– Exploration of a range of tools to enhance levels of engagement and communication
– When to use different engagement strategies and how to use them to improve team work and
– How teams form and work together effectively and your role
– Holding one to one performance discussions
– Providing feedback on performance to staff

Who is the Masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This Masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker.

A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

Find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.

More Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project Masterclasses.

Contact us for more information.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.