Management Skills for New Managers

Chris DeVany

90 minutes
Chris DeVany

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New supervisors will be ready to hit the ground running with the skills learned in this Webinar. Be ready to take on any challenge, be your best and put what you’ve learned into practice immediately.

You will learn the skills you need to plan, prioritize and execute effectively each and every day. Putting into practice both the “hard stuff” and "soft stuff” will help you meet new challenges with increased confidence, respect and power.

One of the toughest parts of a manager’s job is dealing with and turning around problem employees. The solutions aren’t “textbook”, yet in this Webinar, you will gain skills and tools for solving problems and making decisions, especially when dealing with those who challenge you the most.

Why you should Attend:

By participating, you will be able to more effectively:

• Understand how to approach an intact team as their new supervisor.
• Develop your own management game plan.
• Motivate your direct report.
• Coach for improved performance.
• Think and act strategically.
• Plan and prioritize your time
• Handle difficult conversations.
• Listen actively and effectively.
• Create a motivational environment using feedback and reinforcement to guide and motivate behavior.
• Effectively deal with “difficult” people.


• Would you like to gain and build confidence in your ability to manage effectively?
• What about your ability to motivate others who previously were your peers?
• How about learning a management game plan?
• Would you like your team to improve performance?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then come laugh, listen and learn as Chris DeVany leads us all through those important topics, key questions and answers we all need to be able to address effectively to improve our team members’ and team’s performance!

Who Will Benefit:

• Senior Vice President
• Vice President
• Executive Director
• Managing Director
• Regional Vice President
• Area Supervisor
• Manager

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Chris DeVany

Founder and President of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide

Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom. His book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, published by McGraw Hill. He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues. Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.