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A Manager's Guide
Program 1 Surviving the Slings & Arrows
Program 2To Lead Or Not To Lead
Quality Media Resources new video-based training series, A Managers
Guide, is an excellent overview of the fundamental skills needed to
survive and thrive in todays complex work environments.
Using the casting and rehearsal of a production of Shakespeares
Hamlet as a backdrop, this 2-program series provides an entertaining
overview of the essential skills needed by both new and more experienced
managers. A team of experts reinforces the key learning points.
Each program addresses 5 critical subject areas and presents
3 key learning points in each area.
The video programs run 25 minutes each. While we recommend using
the full series, each program can stand alone as a complete, separate
training resource. The programs come with a comprehensive facilitation
package including reproducible handouts.
These programs can be delivered a number of ways. Contact your QMR
distributor for details on broadcast licenses or computer network delivery
A Managers Guide is intended to provide new and experienced managers
in public and private sector organizations with an overview of the fundamental
skills needed to be successful in the work they do.
There are two programs in the series:
Program 1Surviving the Slings & Arrows focuses on the skills
needed to navigate the legal and behavioral challenges managers can
Program 2To Lead Or Not To Lead takes a look at the communication,
organizational and leadership skills managers need to excel.
After viewing Program 1 and working through the material in the Facilitation
Guide, participants should understand
- Appropriate & effective hiring practices
- EEO compliance issues
- How to handle workplace harassment
- Respectful termination procedures
- Performance management fundamentals
After viewing Program 2 and working through the printed support materials,
participants should understand
- Fundamentals of effective communication
- How to be a supportive coach
- Conflict management dos and donts
- Basic time management concepts
- The keys to being an effective leader
A Managers Guide comes with a comprehensive Facilitators
Guide that includes handouts. When you license the programs, QMR grants
you permission to make copies of these printed handouts for your organizations
The programs combine dramatized scenarios that demonstrate the key
learning points in each section and expert commentaries that underscore
and reinforce the training.
The dramatizations are set against a backdrop of the rehearsal of a
production of Shakespeares Hamlet. The interactions between
the plays director and actors serve as a dramatic metaphor for
the kinds of situations managers are likely to face in their work environments.
The facilitation materials offer several approaches to using the programs.
The training can be 2-4 hours or longer depending on the exercises and
activities you choose to use. We also offer a self-study track for organizations
that prefer that option for their managers or supervisors.