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Effective Leadership and Management skills are essential for the successful running and growth of any organisation.

Many SMEs in the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector are facing very challenging times which will test leadership and management skills more than ever before. Leaders and managers may find that their employees have become disengaged, that they feel insecure, fear the future and that they do not feel valued.

Leaders and managers need to find effective ways to communicate with and re-engage with the workforce in order to succeed.

This EnginE webinar, which will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session, will provide SME leaders, both established and aspiring, with an insight into how an effective manager can impact on performance and productivity. Furloughed staff may benefit from joining the webinar and from the opportunity to undertake some training and development. The webinar will also consider leadership in a post COVID-19 world.

This session will be delivered by Mark Bannister who has a wealth of experience in leadership and management, within the manufacturing sector, and has a particularly engaging style in his delivery. He will include exercises to highlight some of the points and to enable interaction from the delegates.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Defining your leadership style and how your leadership style can impact on performance
  • Managing fear and limiting beliefs in order to create a winning culture
  • Communication – handling challenging conversations
  • Enhancing employee engagement and re-engagement post-COVID-19
  • Leadership and management in our ‘new normal world’
  • Question and Answer session
  • Future EnginE opportunities
  • Summary and close

The EnginE project has been co-designed by Higher Education, Further Education and industry representative partners (Lancaster University, Blackpool and Fylde College, Blackburn College and Northern Automotive Alliance).  EnginE will deliver projects with Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM) SMEs to build their capacity for higher level skills and degree apprenticeships.  The project is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

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