In spite of the trend to delegate the training and development ofnew managers to line managers, new managers often arrive on shortmanagement programmes without clearly formulated learning needs. Ifbusiness schools are to deliver significant learning experiences, theymust find ways to help course members identify these needs, and theymust design programmes with the flexibility to address them. Uses theDeveloping Managerial Skills Programme developed at Ashridge, with itslearning needs audit, live management exercise and selfdevelopment planto illustrate a successful design. Explains the design rationale anddescribes the programme, using a model of learning with seven stagesequilibriumdiagnosisawarenessresolvingreshapingexperimentationfeedbackintegration.The programme is evaluated by a survey of past participants.
Journal of European Industrial Training – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1992