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Leadership and Management

Management Skills for New Managers


This course will teach you how to manage people and provide the crucial foundational skills to shift from being an individual contributor to a well- respected manager who can achieve team success and drive bottom-line performance. In-depth management skills practice, combined with interactive activities will take you through the paces of motivation, delegation, coaching, communication, performance management and leadership.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

What will I Learn?

On successful completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify qualities and abilities required for effective management;
  • Conduct performance planning, facilitation and evaluation;
  • Communicate effectively with those they interact with on a daily basis;
  • Modify leadership styles to meet the needs of individual team members;
  • Examine and apply the three skills of a Situational Leader;
  • Utilize effective coaching techniques to maximize team performance;
  • Create practices for building a motivational climate;
  • Apply delegation strategies to increase productivity and motivation.


Who Should do this Course

Managers with less than three years’ experience in the managerial post who are intent on maximizing the performance of their assigned teams.
This course is designed for managers with less than three years’ experience in the managerial post who are intent on maximizing the performance of their assigned teams.

Important Information

  • Individuals must bring their own management challenges to the sessions and these will be addressed with solutions and input from the whole group.
  • The course fee includes lunch daily.

At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2019/2020 Semester II
  • Date: Postponed until further Notice
  • Time: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm
  • Duration: 3 days (18 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • CRN: 12285
  • Course Code: PDLL 140
  • CEUs: 1.8
  • Capacity: 20
  • Cost: BDS $2,905 (US $1,452.50)

The following topics will be addressed:
  • Defining your Role as Manager
  • Performance Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Understanding and Appreciating Situational Leadership® II: “The Art of Influencing Others”
  • Coaching and Mentoring for Performance
  • Creating a Motivational Climate
  • Delegation for Growth and Development
  • Emotional Intelligence

There are no explicit requirements for this course. However, managers undertaking the course should have less than three years’ experience in the position.

This seminar will feature a combination of guided role plays, exercises and practice sessions. Specific modules will be delivered by experts in the relevant subject area:

  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence – Dr. Dion Greenidge
  • Performance Management and Delegation – Akhentoolove Corbin
  • Effective Communication and Coaching for Mentoring and Performance – Cheryl Cadogan-McClean
  • Role as a Manager and Motivation – Dwyane Devonish

Dion Greenidge, PhD
Cheryl Cadogan-McClean, PhD
Akhentoolove Corbin, PhD
Dwayne Devonish, PhD


Dr. Dion Greenidge currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Management and is also the current Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Management Studies. He holds a B.A. (Honors) in Psychology (UWI), a M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology (Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham), and a Ph.D in Applied Psychology (Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham).  Dr. Greenidge has been involved in a number of academic and industry-related research projects and has presented work at regional and international conferences. He has authored or co-authored several published academic papers in international journals and book chapters.  His research interests include (but are not limited to) structure and measurement of personality and other individual difference variables; and the interplay between workplace health, employee attitude and behaviours, and organisational outcomes.

Dr. Cheryl Cadogan-McClean is a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS). She is a member of the American Psychological Association. She has over fifteen (15) years’ experience as a lecturer in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.  With a focus on workplace wellness; her areas of research include psychological wellbeing, physical activity, sedentary work behaviour, stress, and ethical decision making.

​Dr. Akhentoolove Corbin, currently a Lecturer in Management at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, is a specialist in the disciplines of leadership, human resource management/development, business strategy and sustainable competitiveness. Prior to becoming a lecturer at UWI, he provided human resource consulting services to both private and public companies across the Caribbean; in particular, the tourism and hospitality industry and financial services organisations. His main research interests are leadership and competitiveness through innovation and harmony; leadership and human resource management; and leadership and performance in cricket.

Dr. Dwayne Devonish is Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences at the University of the West Indies. He has specialised training in research methodology and analysis and has published over 30 research papers on management and business subjects/topics.