Manager Essentials

ExecOnline offers online leadership development to help bridge the skills gap for managers at any level of your organization. Our experts provide a unique and highly engaging way of teaching key business concepts that will drive results.

Learn more about our Manager Essentials program for new managers, Launch into Leadership, below.

Manager Essentials: Launch into Leadership

About the Program

Successful managers get things done. Being a key player in your organization means you have more responsibility and are tied to driving impact in the business. Learn the art of management that sets you apart. ExecOnline’s first-time manager development program sets new managers up for success by providing the mindset and skills needed to make a smooth transition.

Take this course to gain the core management skills needed to bring you and your team to greater heights. Be ready to apply what you learn and return to work with new knowledge, insights and practical methods to help you be a successful and effective new manager.

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This Program is For You If…

  • You’re interested in developing your personal leadership style to successfully inspire and engage your newly assigned team while being a more effective manager
  • You want to improve your ability to have difficult conversations with confidence while retaining talent and keeping your team motivated
  • You’d like to better understand your challenges as a new manager and learn new solutions to be agile with this new transition

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Mastering Management Essentials Launch into Leadership
Duration 6 weeks, 2 hours/week 6 weeks, 4 hours/week
Program Structure Short Video Lectures: 20 min/week
Personal Project: 70 min/week
Live Events: 30 min/week
Short Video Lectures: 30 min/week
Personal Project: 90 min/week
Live Events: 30 min/week
Target Audience Managers (+1 years in role) Managers (0-12 months in role)
Key Learnings Aligning to Organizational Objectives
Develop Your Team
Manage for Results
Adapt to Emerging Realities
Aligning to Organizational Objectives
Develop Your Team
Manage for Results
Adapt to Emerging Realities
Personal Leadership
Adopt a Leader’s Mindset
Manage Your Team’s Emotional Journey
Final Project Launch an Improvement Initiative Develop a Leadership Plan
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Overall Program Rating

Top Reviews from Launch into Leadership

I enjoyed how the program pushed me to think about important and strategic issues that are often postponed because of urgent, daily situations.

Supply Chain Manager
Communications Company

My favorite part of the program was understanding the emotional side of becoming a new manager, as well as better understanding how to prioritize the organization’s strategy and align it with my team’s.

Financial Services Company

Featured Coaches

  • Dorie Clark

    Strategy Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Award-Winning Author

    Dorie Clark is a strategy consultant for Fortune 100 companies, an executive educator in the United States, internationally, and online, and an award-winning author writing regularly for the Harvard Business Review and publishing award-winning books.

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  • Ori Brafman

    Senior Advisor, Professional Speaker, and Best-Selling Author

    Ori Brafman is a senior advisor and professional speaker, successful entrepreneur, and multiple New York Times best-selling author.

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What is the purpose of the Launch into Leadership program?

ExecOnline’s New Manager offering, Launch into Leadership, equips first time people managers with the frameworks and support that they need to transform their mindset from an individual contributor to an agile people manager, and develop the critical connections they will need as they start their journey in leadership.

Who is eligible for the Launch into Leadership program?

ExecOnline’s New Manager offering is designed for first time people managers who are new to role (recently promoted or up to one year in role).

How long is the Launch into Leadership experience?

This offering consists of a core three month program with three optional one month programs that may be added on.

How is the experience structured?

The Launch into Leadership program consists of components of self-paced learning, live events and weekly assignments. The core program is a three month program with three optional one month programs that may be added on.

How many hours per week are participants expected to devote to the Launch into Leadership experience?

Depending on their preferred learning approach, participants can expect to devote up to 2.5 hours per week to their work on the Launch into Leadership program.

Where will participants access the Launch into Leadership Program?

Participants can access the Launch into Leadership Program content on the ExecOnline platform. From the course dashboard, participants can click the dropdown course menu and select “Launch into Leadership.”

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