Leadership and Management Development

We believe that the supervisors and managers who thrive in their roles have the right skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.

So we offer a range of practical training and qualifications that help supervisors and managers develop the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Many of our training and qualifications are available through training workshops, online and through blended learning so whether you have one person or hundreds to train, we can help.

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

For supervisors and team leaders who are new to a leadership role or have been working in a team leader role and want to build their skills and knowledge.
For middle to senior managers who already have basic leadership skills and experience and want to further develop their ability to get the best out of their teams.
For middle to senior managers who already have basic leadership skills and experience and want to further develop their ability to get the best out of their teams.
For employees who are leading or managing teams within the organisation or those who want to refresh or update their skills and knowledge.
For senior managers who would like to enhance their skills and knowledge while gaining an internationally recognised award.
For employees at any level in an organisation who need an understanding of health and safety.
For supervisors and managers to get up-to-speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle and manage health and safety in their teams on a day to day basis.
A popular option where a qualification is not required but you require formal training and understanding.
For employees who are required to communicate at different levels within the organisation.
For employees who are required to lead on any level whether it is a team or a project and would benefit an update on their leadership skills.
For employees who are required to motivate others to perform, whether it is in team or for a project, and would benefit from an update on their motivation skills.
For employees who are involved in leading change within a team or company and would benefit from an update on their leading change skills.
For employees who train on a one-to-one basis and coach, or those who are preparing to move into this area.
For employees who are involved in appraisals or performance management within a team or company and would benefit from an update on their skills.
  • "Delegates are now better equipped in management and leadership skills.  Importantly self awareness among delegates has improved and self development has strengthened within them also.  Polaris Learning deliver tailored programmes, delivered in a focused and relevant manner and in a style that truly engages the participants."

    Head of Human Resources Aberdeen International Airport, Scotland
  • “This has been a fantastic course for me, helping me to understand key roles I needed to fulfil in my position.  Delivery and coaching was first class.  Would recommend this course to anyone looking at further advancing their career.”

    A learner, Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management Programme International Food Manufacturer
  • “The Talent for the Future programme has been a real success with many of the employees being promoted into supervisor roles with other candidates progressing to the next level of the ILM award. Polaris Learning has worked closely with Baxters to ensure the programme met our business requirements to develop our next generation of supervisors. The energy and drive from both the candidates and the Polaris Learning trainers has been superb!”

    Head of Human Resources - Europe Baxters Food Group, Scotland
  • “I now think more like a manager. I know how to handle situations, I know when to step in, I have more confidence in mentoring, delegating and using active listening.”

    A learner, Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management Programme International Marine Contractor
  • "The trainers encouraged participation.  It is clear that they have a working knowledge of subjects covered in this course.  The insight they have given has, both professionally and personally, made a difference to what I do and how I think."

    A learner, Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management International Food Manufacturer
  • "The trainers were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the subject.  They understood our business structure and culture and provided examples relevant to our business."

    Human Resources Manager International Specialty Chemicals and Performance Materials Company
  • "Personally I learnt a good bit about my management style and the areas I need to improve on.  So much so that I am now really conscious of trying to improve my listening skills and to not be distracted when someone is telling me something!"

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme International Marine Company
  • "I found the course very useful and find myself more aware of how I conduct myself and communicate with others."

    A learner, the award winning 'Supervisors for the Future' Development Programme International Food Manufacturer
  • "Having taken part in other "mind numbing" courses, this was a breath of fresh air."

    A learner, Leadership & Management Essentials Programme Large Fish Processing Company
  • "I am finding that the information given is becoming more and more relevant to my role.  I have begun implementing many of the alternative methods and techniques which have been suggested to me and have found them to be both beneficial and effective in most cases."

    A learner, the award winning 'Supervisors for the Future' Development Programme International Food Manufacturer
  • "It has helped me manage my time and assess my team in a more practical way."

    A learner, Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management International Food Manufacturer
  • "The course was helpful in reminding and re-emphasising the various management tools available and methods for dealing with personnel in an effective manner."

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme International Marine Company
  • "Lots of interaction, able to pass on experiences and scenarios.  Speed of course was good allowing for plenty of time on a topic if required.  Trainer encouraged interaction."

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme
  • "Very happy with course, everything spot on.  Was good variation and texture of materials and content.  Trainer had extremely good training style and was very knowledgeable about all subjects."

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme
  • "Found this course very relevant to my role.  Trainer presented the course very well and to a high standard throughout.  She had a calm method and kept us engaged over the duration."

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme
  • "A key outcome was to better understand communcation within a team and as a leader, how this can be perceived by others.  Also motivating and influencing colleagues to improve performance and satisfaction."

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme
  • "I always felt there was plenty of personal participation opportunities and it was an easy atmosphere to talk freely and ask any questions if you had any."

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme
  • "Trainer has been supportive throughout the training course, the content was delivered enthusiastically and was engaging.  Questions were always answered.  Thank you!"

    A learner, Leadership Development Programme

CASE STUDIES

Working with Baxters Food Group

Working with Polaris Learning, Baxters launched a ‘Talent for the Future’ programme to ensure retention of their key operators while creating a flow of talent for succession planning.

The focus of the programme was to ensure an effective blend of learning to include both people and technical skills required for managers in the food industry.

Candidates worked towards full accreditation for an ILM Award as well as a Scottish Vocational qualification in Food and Drink Operations at Level 3.  The programme was delivered through a variety of workshops, in-house assessment and assignments (supported by a full mentoring programme involving senior managers).

Since being launched in 2014, this programme has since won an award for “Tremendous Training and Development” and Baxters are looking for us to roll out a programme globally in the near future.

Working with Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore wanted a tailored management development programme that would prepare future managers for their role.

This was a six month programme bringing onshore employees from across the business together.

Through a series of workshops and work place assignments, the employees achieved the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management.

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