Department Manager

Department Managers

Transition from technical expert to effective manager by tapping into a range of proven management techniques.

Department Manager

As a Department Manager, you:

  • are responsible for a team of non-managers
  • you report directly to the GM
  • you are becoming more involved in the strategic direction of your organisation.

Activate services especially for Department Managers

In-house Management Training


Learn proven management techniques and tools

Grow your management toolkit by learning new tools and techniques to achieve more.

LearnTM in-house workshops are practical and hands-on so you can develop your skill in using these tools in your own business.

We have LearnTM workshops for the full range of management areas, e.g. strategic planning, leadership, employee management, KPIs and systems. They can be sliced and diced to suit your needs.

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Public Management Training

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Gain new business management skills in manageable bites

Management BitesTM are mini, hands-on training sessions, held over breakfast.

Each session covers a specific area of business management: strategy, time management, business model, KPIs, employee management or systems.

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Other useful services for Department Managers

KPI Dashboard Setup
Track the measures that matter for your business

We will help you identify the KPIs for your organisation and set up simple dashboards to track progress.

TrackTM also includes setting baseline and target KPIs to guide and celebrate success.

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Team and Role Clarification


Define the the team you need and their individual roles and performance requirements

DefineTM empowers your team to contribute more fully to the success of your business.

Activate will help you delegate to your team by defining individual roles, responsibilities and performance requirements.

DefineTM also reviews current performance and identifies succession and future capability requirements.

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Individual and Team Profiles


Understand and harness the potential of your people.

IgniteTM is individual and team profiling to understand the motivation and potential of your people.

Profiling gives you insight into your team to ensure you have the right people in the right place, and you manage them in the way that brings out their best.

Profiling can help with recruiting, team building, succession planning, improving performance and managing confidently.

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"Exceeded original expectations, resulted in applications to workplace rather than just theory."

“I have found some of the tools to be very useful already and am looking to actively apply a few more in the coming months.”

Site Manager, Auckland
"I found the course gave me lots of useful information/tools that can be applied in the workplace. It was well structured with lots of variety/different topics covered. Lisa was an excellent presenter, kept it fun and varied. Also gained a lot from other participants on the course."

Fiona Knowles, HR Manager Genesis Energy

Not sure which service is right for you?

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We will help you identify the best path forward for you and your business.

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Tips and Tools for Department Managers

What is strategy?

There is a lot of hoo-ha around 'strategy'. But is strategy really that complex to understand? Simply put, 'strategy' is how, in general, you intend to achieve your goals.  As there are ...

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