Aimed at first time, first line managers / supervisors who are directly involved with day to day supervision and work allocation. The programme consists of four modules over five days.

The programme is divided into four modules and attendees are required to attend all sessions.

Module 1: You and your role

  • Current challenges facing York and the HE sector
  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Exploring your role
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator - recognising differences
  • Learning cycle and styles The importance of reflection

Module 2: Managing yourself

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Assertiveness
  • Time management
  • Managing your interactions with others

Module 3: Managing others

  • Engaging with others
  • Conversation management
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving

Module 4: Getting the best from your team

  • Team dynamics
  • Supporting the team through change
  • Motivation
  • Personal development


Here is positive feedback the programme has received:

"The programme has been invaluable to my role as a new line manager. I feel empowered and more confident in my abilities. Before the programme I had imposter syndrome, but now feel confident in myself, my abilities and my right to be in a line manager role.""

"The course gave me time away from the work environment to think and discuss with others. It's useful to have that time as I realised quite a lot about myself and how I manage the team."

"Some parts of it [the course] creep up on you! You don't always realise at the time what's most valuable - then, back at the desk, the skill you need is there."

"Very positive experience of MiA, from being quite apprehensive at the Induction to getting stuck in the tasks and getting to know/trust other MiA delegates."

"Very valuable as a peer group...feeling that you are in a community...this doesn't happen enough/or happens somewhat artificially (MiA 'spirit' stems from a concrete purpose)."


Information on when and how to apply will be released through the HR website, HR Roundup (newsletter) and announced on our twitter feed - @UniOfYorkHR. For application dates and details of when the programmes run visit: Leadership and management programmes in 2019/20