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Management Training

Tailored practical training to help managers to thrive in their role.

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Helping managers to use their strengths

We help managers to use their strengths well, develop their skills and create strategies to cope with those demands which will perhaps forever remain on the uncomfortable list! 

We provide practical training courses as well as one to one and group coaching. The list of 'presenting topics' is long but our aim is always the same: to enable managers to go from drowning or surviving to thriving. 

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Tailored training programmes

With over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering programmes we have worked with a large number of clients across a full range of learning topics. We have a catalogue of training materials to draw upon and relish the task of tailoring it to specific needs, making sure it’s bang up to date and of practical help.

Our approach is always to create interactive and engaging workshops either delivered in person or online. Where additional impact and skills practice is needed we would build in the use of drama based learning techniques which accelerates learning in a safe environment.

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Learning library!

Management skills is a broad term and through constant research and a commitment to our own development we keep our content and resources up to date and interesting. By way of illustration, core topics that are often requested by clients include:

  • Employee life cycle and the managers role at each stage
  • Recruitment interviewing
  • Performance appraisal and engagement
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Leading continuous improvement
  • Delegation and motivation
  • Coaching skills as a manager
  • Building working relationships and collaboration
  • Managing conflict and mediation techniques for the manager
  • Building inclusive workplaces
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Planning for positive change

We build on previous training and work with groups to refresh skills, map the personal development to the expectations of the roles and plan actions for positive change.

For us, it’s about change, not talking about change so we work hard to make sure people feel enabled, confident and supported to try different approaches.

Client feedback
2macs are our go to management training provider, working with us to develop the right development solutions to suit our needs. The mix of the theoretical and drama-based training really brings the message home to our teams. A friendly and professional team, with their extensive knowledge have supported CML develop our workforce with our supervisor, middle manager, HR and strategic management programmes.
Angie Leigh
Training & Development Manager Construction Marine Ltd
“As a business we’ve built a strong relationship with 2macs over the years. They have provided us with HR advice and support, leadership facilitation and coaching. As we have a small team, I work regularly with Steve and Audrey who feel part of our extended team. They are both easy to work with, offering excellent support and challenging when required to get to the best outcomes. They are readily available whether it be for a quick query or developing solutions to more complex situations – there is never a stupid question!”
Andrea Taylor
Head of People and Experience at Fentimans
Macnaughton McGregor has been carrying out some fantastic organisational development work across our People & OD team – skilfully supporting us through organisational change. Flexible, understanding and insightful, Audrey has supported the teams to embrace the changes and strive to be a customer focused, high performing function.
Amanda Venner
Interim Executive Director of People & OD at Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust
The Student First Programme is a major business change and improvement initiative which aims to make UCLan an even better place to study, work and do business. The success of the implementation team has been underpinned by the outstanding leadership development that they’ve received during sessions designed and delivered by Frances McKenzie from 2macs. Her sessions have zeroed in on the change management and internal consultancy skills that are required in order to effect meaningful change within a people-centric organisation. Several members of the team have commented on how Frances’ style has made it possible for the first time to translate change management theory into real, practical ‘on the ground’ action.
David Becker
Director of Corporate Operations, University of Central Lancashire