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LONG 527 - Management & Leadership in Oil Sector (4 Weeks)

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Course Description

To be a great manager, a person must have an extensive set of skills. Effective management is supposed to result in the company accomplishing its goals and objectives. A manager should ensure also that communication is done via proper channels in a correct way within the company. In this course, participants will explore the basic skills needed to be mastered by a successful manager. It is supposed to enable them prepare strategic plans and avoid crises. Participants will understand the effective means of communication to help them manage their teams and motivate them effectively. 

Course Objectives

  • Learning how to set effective and SMART goals and to identify important tasks
  • Learning various techniques of conflict resolutions
  • Motivating the team using various methods 
  • Learning how to identify incidents and crises
  • Developing a strategic plan to lead your organization 
  • Learning how to improve your organizational skills
  • Making perfect use of your time

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Supervisors 
  • Project officers
  • Anyone who aspires to build his qualities
  • Anyone who is or will be responsible for leading teams 

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

  • SMART business goals and setting
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly task plans effectively 
  • Self-management
  • Dealing with differences
  • Associating competing demands to business management
  • Setting strategic priorities ahead and tracking and monitoring them
  • Handling conflicts effectively and efficiently
  • Conflicts as a good tool for improvement
  • Proactive approach towards conflicts
  • Staff skill and competence development
  • Effective communication definition and importance
  • How much time should be spent on communication?
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of our communication 
  • Best communication methods
  • The characteristics of successful and productive meetings 
  • Maintaining healthy levels of communication among team members

Week 2

  • The criteria for selecting team members
  • The importance of competence is in the selection process and decision
  • The importance of skills in the selection process and decision
  • The importance of attitude in the selection process and decision
  • Choosing the right talent
  • Team building stages
  • Getting empowered and authorized employees around
  • The best and worst teams
  • Manager's role in team 
  • The expected challenges and setting ground rules help in addressing them
  • Setting minimum and maximum levels of tolerance understanding among team members
  • Building the teamwork spirit among team members
  • The characteristics of productive teams
  • Motivation's (or lack thereof) effect on changing employees' work and personal attitude
  • Types of motivation that we need to know about
  • Their impact on individual and team performance
  • Motivated teams' contribution to overall organization's performance
  • The person responsible for team individual and motivation
  • Tackling the expected challenges

Week 3

  • Management in crisis 
  • What is crisis?
  • Identifying potential crises
  • Assessing the different crisis stages
  • The danger of reputation loss
  • Leadership’s role in a crisis
  • Maintaining control
  • Preparing for crisis
  • Planning with vision and values
  • Caring and connecting as preparation for crisis
  • Looking for signs of potential errors
  • Achieving effective error management
  • Creativity during hard times 
  • Problem solving techniques 
  • Leadership after the crisis
  • Rebuild and reassure
  • Review and revise
  • Restore and reinvigorate

Week 4

  • What is organizational skills?
  • How to acquire them
  • Prioritization
  • Time management
  • Detail orientation
  • Physical organization
  • Mental organization
  • Scheduling
  • Planning
  • Coordinating resources
  • Bring change smoothly to the organization 
  • Developing and using Strategic Thinking
  • The steps involved in developing a strategy
  • Formulating strategy and managing change
  • Using effective tools such as the “new” SWOT, Porter’s 5-Forces, GE, etc.
  • Contingency planning
  • Documenting the plan
  • Using Emotional Intelligence
  • Dealing with resistance effectively
  • Setting up a rewards system
  • Celebrating success – but not stopping the momentum