Transition to General Management

This program has been designed for individuals in mid to senior level management roles who aspire towards an executive level position. The approach and facilitation style of the program is tailored to create the ideal learning environment for exploring the topics that matter most to managers in those roles.


5 Days

Time (AWST)


We are living in changing times and never before has it been more important for you, as managers, to take time out of your busy routines to stop, reflect on your leadership approach and learn new ways to achieve results.

Making the transition from being an expert at the department or functional level into general management requires that you develop a strategic mindset, a comprehensive approach and an increasingly diverse range of skills.

This program will support you to better understand the complexities of a general management role, while equipping you to rapidly develop your understanding of business operations.

The topics and content have been selected to encourage you to think beyond the day to day obligations of your role. With an emphasis on relevance and practicality, you will be supported turn your ideas into actionable strategy and make positive improvements on return to your organisation.

You will refine your leadership and sharpen your sense of group dynamics as you participate in a range of experiential learning exercises based on real-world scenarios. This includes the opportunity to put your new skills to the test when you and your fellow participants navigate the challenges of a virtual ascent of Mount Everest.

Who will benefit

This program is ideal for proven mid to senior managers who have either just been promoted or are ready to develop from a specialist role into a generalist role.


  • Identify and apply strategic thinking and direction
  • Learn how to ensure a sound ethical foundation for organisational strategy and policy
  • Develop the leadership capabilities that are required for management roles
  • Learn how to ensure the successful management of organisational change
  • Develop business acumen and understand financial statements
  • Learn how to bring out the best in your people, manage performance and master your leadership communications.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Identify the steps required to develop and implement a strategic plan
  • Initiate and manage change in an organisation
  • More clearly define the role of management and leadership
  • Apply ethical decision making processes
  • Understand finances as they apply to managerial decision making
  • Manage resources and associated risks to ensure successful outcomes
  • Use effective communication as a way to positively influence others.

Learning Approaches:

A variety of learning approaches are used to reflect the diverse nature of the participants and the facilitator’s expert knowledge of adult learning principles, including:

  • Peer-to-peer plenary discussion – to leverage on the expertise of every participant in the room
  • Small group syndicate work – to get in-depth discussion on important topics
  • Organisational case discussion - bringing the theory to life in the real world
  • Online blended learning resources – providing pre and post program resources to add greater value to the face-to-face experience
  • Application planning – turning talk into concrete actions when you return to work.

What past course attendees say:

"Really useful day reflecting, which has added value to my perception of current and ongoing change in my organisation."
"Lots of 'AHA!' moments and a deeper understanding of the human side of leadership."
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