Training & Development: The Middle Management Academy
The National Council's Middle Management Academy offers comprehensive, one-of-a-kind training dedicated to the behavioral health field and is:
- Created for new and recent managers
- Tailored to behavioral health organizations
- Designed to improve performance and results
Upcoming Middle Management Academies will be held in Washington, DC:
June 3-6, 2013 at The Liaison Capitol Hill. Click HERE for registration
September 18-21, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Click HERE for registration
Submit all registrations via email to JordanW@thenationalcouncil.org or via Fax at 202-386-9391.
MMA pricing is:
- Members: $1250
- Non-members: $1350
To learn about future programs and schedule an exclusive Middle Management Academy for your organization, contact JordanW@thenationalcouncil.org.
Training that Translates into Immediate Results
The Middle Management Academy gives managers the skills they need to manage work and people, but it also connects them to the bigger vision of their organizations. They'll be stronger links in the management chain; able to help improve productivity by motivating staff, communicating effectively, and fulfilling their role as influential frontline leaders.
The Middle Management Academy is specially geared to the expressed needs of star staff who've recently stepped into management roles without much formal training. And, it helps those who've been managing a while to enhance their skills and results.
Steeped in proven business strategy, the Middle Management Academy is an intensive, practical, and highly interactive training experience that can help participants understand what great managers do differently. Organizations that have sent their managers to this popular 4-day training program have realized the return in terms of results-driven management — reflected in improved workforce competency and productivity, effective decision-making, and focus on the bottomline.
Skills for Successful Managers
At the Middle Management Academy, the focus is on addressing real-world questions relevant to behavioral health. Small groups of participating managers (never more than eight) are formed into organizational teams, where they work on day-to-day management challenges and situations.
Middle Management Academy graduates give the program high marks for its focus on three core competencies — managing budgets and financial information, motivating and managing employees, and applying appropriate leadership styles to everyday situations. Participants gain insight into their own management strengths and challenges through in-depth assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The hands-on curriculum then focuses on applying identified skills to key management tasks and responsibilities.
Role of the Middle Manager
- Management in 3D
- Importance of the Direct Supervisor
- Moving from clinician to manager
Meetings and Teams
- Effective Meetings
- Navigating the Group process
- Building and using agendas
- Applying situational leadership theory to supervision and team building
- Recognizing and analyzing financial trends
- Strategies to balance budget while achieving goals
- Understanding key indicators on budgets and financial reports
- Staff skills & strengths development
- Conflict management & Accountability
- Performance improvement
- Performance appraisals and feedback
Planning and Project Management
- Data-driven decisions
- Setting goals and timelines
- Building, implementing, and monitoring plans
- Process Improvement
What MMA Attendees are Saying
“It's helpful to meet colleagues from around the country and compare experiences and get new suggestions for what is working in other places. Getting actual tools that we can implement when we get back to our work place. Being in the small teams and doing the group exercises was a very good way to look how we work in groups and learn the material.”
-2012 MMA Attendee
“the opportunity to get to know myself a little better, focus on my own professional development, and to think about my future and how to further develop my strenghts and how I might do that within my current position and current organization is invaluable.”
-2012 MMA Attendee