Essentials for Managing Staff

An opportunity to look at the various challenges in managing staff effectively and to develop skills and processes to enable this to benefit both the organisation and its staff members

Level: Intermediate
Date: Thursday 9 September, 2021 - 09:30 to 13:30
Prices: Full members £55.00, Affiliates £77.00, Non members £94.00

What is this course about?

The course will focus on the key areas of performance and absence management and will look at how leadership and communication skills can support effective line management procedures. Many staff in charities and social enterprises work under significant day-to-day pressures, and the pandemic has increased these further in most cases. Taking on extra work has been one response, but this often comes with reduced wellbeing, sickness and a decline in effectiveness.  At a time when line management needs both support for staff and more focus on priorities, this course will help you strike the right balance with your team. We will look at the impact of the last year on people’s health and wellbeing; this impact leading to difficulties and reduced performance (for arguably good reasons); how to have useful discussions that acknowledge the link between wider wellbeing and work, and identify ways line managers can restore motivation and performance.

What will you learn?

This course will enable you to: 

  • Identify the key challenges and processes in effective line management including risks, performance management, absence management.
  • Understand how effective leadership and communication skills underpin effective practice; 
  • Conduct effective and efficient support and supervision meetings;
  • Understand how supervision fits in the wider picture of line management, staff development and workforce wellbeing.

Who is this course for?

The course is for line managers, supervisors, trustees and anyone with supervision responsibilities.


  • Standard price: £94 

Discounted rates for Voscur Members and Affiliates:

  • Voscur Members: £55 
  • Voscur Affiliates: £77 

Voscur membership is free for small organisations.

If you would like to benefit from VCSE Academy discounts and other benefits, you can register for Voscur membership today 

What else do you need to know?

This course is scheduled to run online, to take part, you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You won't need any other software. 

You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training the day before the course.

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