In these challenging times, more than ever before business need strong leadership.

When employees have confidence in their leaders, they put in more time, work creatively, as well as engaging with customers and teammates. Morale is high and business is buoyant. However, if employees don’t have that faith and they lack confidence in the senior team, the mood in the workplace can become low. On the back of that, the business will typically suffer.  

So why do successful businesses allow this to happen?

Far too often, companies put people into leadership positions without any guidance. These workers receive instructions and expectations without any mentorship. By using professional leadership and development training regularly, you’ll have more people leading others while abiding by the current policies and procedures.

People Matters HR CEO, Niel Cope, is delivering an intensive leadership program which starts on the 22nd February 2023 consisting of 6, half-day workshops, each of which focusses on specific areas of leadership and has been specifically written to address the challenges faced by businesses today.

Who should attend the course? 

The course is particularly useful for managers and leaders who have moved into a role by promotion or recruitment who have received little if any, training in how to lead people. Incorporating leadership development into your organisational routine can correct the downward spiral of non-engagement. It works to motivate your top executives, engage the leaders, and improve your culture. After all – when you have a positive atmosphere that people enjoy, retention levels start rising.

What is covered on the course?

The People Matters Leadership course is the product of many years’ experience in delivering highly successful programmes in to businesses across the North west and beyond. We fully understand the areas that need improvement and how to changes can be made – and quickly.

Session 1: Leadership – The concepts that drive business – Leadership v Management – Leadership Styles – No problems only solutions – Decision making – Personal responsibility – Knowing yourself and being authentic.

Session 2: Team Leadership – Leading Teams – Communication – Active listening – Diversity – Perception – Teams – One team, one machine – Resilience – Mental health.

Session 3: HR Quiz & Time Management – HR Quiz – The Eisenhower Principe – Urgent v Important – Beware of Monkeys – Delegate – Time management tips.

Session 4: Managing People Issues – Nipping things in the bud – Managing under performance – Giving feedback – Managing absence – Capability – Investigations – Discipline – Grievance – Hearings.

Session 5: Performance Appraisals – Appraisals should motivate and other basics – Concepts that drive business – Preparation – Feedback – Object setting – After the appraisal.

Session 6: Recruiting – A cost or an investment – Job analysis – Job Description and Person Specifications – Shortlisting – Effective interviewing – Making the decision – Pre-employment checks – Induction/managing probation

Interested? Then take the next step

The cost is £600 per delegate for the whole program and booking is now open. It will be run at BusinessLodge, Barcroft Street, Bury. Please contact us on or 0161 738 1808.