London (UK), February 2023 - In less than 60 minutes, discover how to empower your managers with David Hill, Senior Director, Content Strategy at CrossKnowledge. Register for CrossKnowledge's latest webinar, Empowering Managers to Lead from the Middle, taking place 02 March 2023 at 17.00 GMT.
CrossKnowledge's expert, David Hill, Senior Director of Content for Professional Learning, will present the changes that the role of middle managers is undergoing.
Top-down hierarchies are giving way to flatter, more agile "middle-out" operations that can aptly respond to the shifting market conditions amid emerging crises. The persistent ambiguity of the last few years has pressured those at the frontline of their organizations to bring clarity and direction to drive results. To thrive within these dynamic conditions, managers need to leverage a broad skillset to engage and influence a range of stakeholders - in short, they must lead up, down, and across their organization.
In recent years, corporate learning has focused heavily on scalable skill development through online, self-paced learning. However, the effectiveness of this approach for middle managers is being challenged. Due to limited time and attention for learning, they can struggle to find value in lengthy programs that aren't practical or contextualized to the most critical problems they're facing. Furthermore, competing priorities and urgencies can derail the ability to keep learning on the schedule when motivation is solely their responsibility. What managers need is a better learning solution that doesn't require them to do it all on their own and brings the human element back into learning.
In this webinar, we'll address
- the key challenges middle managers face today
- how an outcomes-oriented approach to learning is critical for managers
- how L&D teams can address these skills development needs
- the power of both cohort-based and facilitator-guided learning