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Management Development

4-6 month programme for team leaders to middle-level managers to learn how to effectively manage and empower their teams

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Management Development Programme: Empower your people

Why enrol in this programme?

Team leaders and middle-level managers are the engine of organisational growth. But they often struggle with the basics of communication, motivation and staff empowerment. Traditional training courses are heavy on theory, but rarely lead to real change and improved performance. AMI’s ‘Manager Foundations’ programme is different. This intensive 4-6 month programme combines high-impact workshops with online learning and on-the-job feedback and practice to ensure training translates into real results.

Learning objectives

  • Influence without needing to be an authoritarian
  • Plan and communicate effectively with your team
  • Empower your team to take responsibility for their work
  • Coach and enable your people to learn and grow
  • Build a culture of ownership and a passion for performance 

To find out more and talk to someone about how AMI can help unlock your team’s potential, download the brochure and get in touch at sales@africanmanagers.org.


Story from the field

Empowering middle managers at a South African food retailer

Pie City, a large food retailer in South Africa, has been working to transform the management of their stores nationwide and build a more positive and empowering culture. They wanted a practical learning solution that would equip their team with the tools they need to manage their store network more effectively and to do a better job of empowering their staff to take more ownership for results.

AMI worked with Pie City to design a 3-month Management Development programme for 32 Area Managers. The progrmame combined a series of lively in-person ‘Learning Lab workshops with online courses. The programme focusing on key management skills identified by the client, such as influencing others – or ‘how to get people to do things without needing to constantly be barking out orders’! It was packed with practical exercises where managers practiced communicating, having challenging conversations, and engaging team members. 

At the start of the programme, some participants were sceptical about the training, but by the end, 97% of participants said that they were able to apply immediately what they learnt in the programme to their daily work and 100% reported improved effectiveness. 72% of the area managers said they now feel that they are able to empower their staff – compared to just 54% before the programme.

“It wasn’t what I expected,” said one of the participants from Johannesburg. “I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to ‘wasting’ another day in training, but what we did was incredibly helpful”.