Management Essentials

With Cahoot Learning


Length: 4 weeks

Effort: 2 to 3 hours per week

Program overview

Management Essentials is a foundational program aimed at equipping managers with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to succeed in their roles. 

In this practical program, managers will learn the fundamentals of people management, become skilled in coaching conversations, the key to fostering an ethical and safe workplace, and develop confidence in decision making.

The program will provide practical tools, resources and frameworks for managers to apply on the job. For example, managers will be encouraged to have “real” coaching, feedback and wellbeing conversations with team members and peers to practise the skills and report to the cohort. This way, the cohort can support each other through the process. The goal is to foster a safe, inclusive and nurturing culture which champions healthy team collaboration and great results.

Who is it for?

Existing managers, new managers.

Program Curriculum

  • What’s your purpose?
  • The Power of Planning
  • Preparing great plans
  • Your plan
  • Team Connection Brainstorm
  • Quality Conversations
  • Fundamentals of Managing Performance
  • Skilling up for hard conversations
  • Best practice decision making
  • Reasonable Management Action
  • Limits to decision making
  • All together now: Your Decision
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Taking care of your team

Meet the Coach

Barbara Harvey

Cahoot coach Barbara HarveyBarbara is a seasoned facilitator /coach /moderator skilled in the areas of leadership, mindset, wellbeing, positive psychology and creativity/innovation. Currently studying a Global Executive MBA at The University of Sydney, she has facilitated/coached over 1000+ individuals from Graduate to C-suite level for clients such as Westpac Group, CISCO, AFTRS, Fujitsu, The Royal Australian and NZ College of Radiologists, Transport NSW, Adroll, Arcadis and more.

As a co-designer of this program, Barbara is passionate about supporting managers in improving and honing their everyday management skills.

How is it done?

Active learning with cohorts

Learners will generate ideas, present and deliver together with their peers to help get different perspectives, internalise learnings and identify ways to apply them in the workforce.

Deep reflections

Learners will have the opportunity to reflect and analyse what they have learnt, how far they have come, and how they can apply these learnings in the workforce.

Real-time insights

Learners get real-time insights on how far they are performing vs their cohort that helps set their pace and enjoy a healthy dose of competition at the same time. 

Immersive experience

Learners get rich, snackable content that helps boost their retention. They are given tools that enable strong collaboration and deep conversations with their peers. 

Turn managers into people leaders

Learn how Management Essentials helps your people develop strong leadership skills.