3 management courses to boost your CV

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How much training have you undergone in your career? I mean expert, hands-on management training. Now think about the other people applying for the same roles as you, will they have completed a management course? Probably not, so imagine how much you’d stand out if you had that expert training.

Over the past few years more and more organisations are investing in people through training. Employees who have undergone expert training are highly valued by employers as they can bring a range of brilliant skills and techniques to the organisation. A trained manager is a great asset!

Undergoing professional training can make a huge difference when applying for roles, even if you have years of experience as a manager. A management course will not only give your style and techniques a breath of fresh air, but also show employers that you’re proactive; a go-getter who cares about their career and is always looking to grow and develop. These are some of the traits that employers love.

As well as looking great on paper, your course could open the door to some great contacts. Let’s be honest, very few people like networking. But spending a day or two training with fellow managers across a range of industries allows for easy conversations and contact swapping without the awkward silences and forced interaction.

So, what are you waiting for? Get those skills, make your CV stand out, and don’t forget your address book.

3 management courses to boost your CV

Managing volunteers course 

The charity and not-for-profit sectors are facing a tighter squeeze on funding than ever before, so having a fantastic team of volunteers is vital.

Volunteers aren’t like regular employees, which means that managers need to take a unique approach when motivating and managing their team. This one-day course is great for current managers and prospective managers, and it also gives you a great opportunity to network!

The course covers a range of potential issues; from creating the perfect volunteers strategy, to recruiting a team, and everything in between! By the end of the day you’ll have all the tools you need to be a great volunteer manager.

Effective office management course  

Planning and co-ordinating the smooth and efficient execution of workload, building up and maintaining a motivated and professional workforce – these are just some of the demands of the job of the office manager. It’s a busy role that relies on expert organisation and specific skills.

Enter Effective office management, a two-day course that will help you develop an assertive and organised approach to managing people and processes in the office.

With this course you’ll get a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a successful office manager, learn how to motivate staff, and discover the secret to prioritising workload and minimising stress.

Influencing skills course 

Whether you’ve got a big pitch for funding, or are working with a large team on a project, the ability to influence is becoming an indispensable skill within modern organisations, particularly within the charity sector.

We’re not talking aggressively “you should do this, I’m right and you’re wrong”, we’re talking about developing an effective personal influencing style that suits you, your personality, and your objectives. Inspiring and persuading are the keys to success with influencing, and this two-day course will help you unlock the power of influence.

This practical course is full of tips and advice, and starts at the beginning; what is influence?

Your next steps

These courses are run by the Centre for Strategy and Communication, based in central London. Prices vary with each course, but special prices for individuals and small charities are available.

We’d love to hear from you! Take a look at our website for more information on the above courses, as well as other courses in management, communication, administration, personal effectiveness, and writing. Alternatively, send us an email on [email protected], or give us a call on 020 7490 3030.

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