Being a leader and a manager is one of the most rewarding, yet tough, jobs that you can do. You are expected to be inspirational to your staff, whilst managing their performance. You are required to be “agents” of change, whilst keeping up morale and getting buy-in. You are also required to be at the forefront of implementing your organisation’s strategy, whilst keeping staff on board.

After speaking to managers and leaders across a range of sectors, Understanding ModernGov have put together a series of courses to help you be the best leader you can be.

Whether you are new or experience director, head of department, chief executive or manager; this course series will give you the necessary tools to take your leadership skills to the next level.

Three Development Areas for Successful Leadership


1.       Effective Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring your staff is a powerful and cost-effective tool. Help your staff to make better decisions, solve problems that are holding them back, learn new skills, and progress their careers.

Understanding ModernGov’s highly interactive Effective Coaching and Mentoring training course will help you to develop the key skills and techniques that are required to become an effective coach or mentor.

This part of the series will take place on Tuesday 20 November, 2018 at etc. Venues – The Hatton, London. View the full agenda here.


2.       Effectively Communicating and Managing Change

The success of your organisation’s strategy depends on effective communication and successful change management. As a leader, you are at the forefront of delivering change within your organisation, however you need the full support of your staff to achieve this.

By gaining senior buy-in, engendering an appreciation for change amongst your staff, and communicating your strategy to key stakeholders, you will be able to create a change-ready organisation.

Attend our Effectively Communicating and Managing Change training course to gain the necessary change management tools to identify and overcome obstacles to communicating and delivering change.

This part of the series will take place on Wednesday 21 November, 2018 at etc. Venues – The Hatton, London. View the full agenda here.


3.       Effective People Performance Management

As the saying goes, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link”, so it’s important you have the tools and techniques at your disposal to help you manage performance across your team.

You might have someone who is underperforming, which is impacting productivity and morale. Conversely, you might have someone who is a star performer who gets frustrated at not being stretched enough. And then there is everyone in between.

On this Effective People Performance Management training course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of performance management, along with tools and techniques to help you get the best out of everyone in your team. We’ll also explore those exceptions when someone simply isn’t able to perform to standards and give you ways to handle this effectively.

By the end of the session, you’ll know how to identify and manage underperformance, develop confidence and techniques to manage difficult conversations, re-engage underperforming staff and keep high-performing staff motivated.

This part of the series will take place on Tuesday 22 November, 2018 at etc. Venues – The Hatton, London. View the full agenda here.

Pricing Per Day

If you would like to attend more than one course in our management and leadership series, there are multiple booking discounts available: £100 off if you book two days and £200 off if you book all three days.

For more information please call 0800 542 9440 email  or fill in the form on the course webpages.

  • Central Government – Delegate Price: £495.00 per day
  • Local Government / NHS / Emergency Services / Education – Delegate Price: £445.00 per day
  • Trade Associations and Charities – Delegate Price: £445.00 per day
  • Private Sector – Delegate Price: £595.00

Join the conversation…

We’d love to hear from you. You can tweet us using #UMGTraining @UModernGov.

If you would like to discuss any of the details you have read in this blog; including our ‘Management and Leadership Series’ training, taking place from Tuesday the 20th of November to Thursday 22nd November, please get in touch.

Can’t make the date?

We can also run this series for you In-house, at your organisation or a venue of your choice, on a date to suit you.

Contact our In-house training team on or call 0800 542 9414 to find out more.