Managing for Growth

Managing for Growth is a management development programme designed to give your team leaders, supervisors, mangers and senior management team the practical skills to deal with, and facilitate, change and continued growth. It is guaranteed to improve communication and increase efficiency, teamwork, productivity and profit.

The course covers (amongst other things) the following areas:

Communicating and influencing skills

Managing conflict

Motivational management

Stress management

Managing performance

Time management


Problem solving, decision making and idea generation


Designed for groups of 4 – 6 people, the first 7 sessions are held every 2 weeks with the final session a month later. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. So it doesn’t take people away from the workplace for extended periods of time and there is minimal disruption to work routines other than to implement the improvements learned. The full programme is spread over 4 months, giving the participants time to become skilled at a new way of working, ensuring attitude and culture changes are sustained.


Throughout the programme the participants take part in work-based activities that will cause them to evaluate every aspect of their job and identify areas for improvement. By the end of the programme, the participants act on these action lists and implement improvement projects that will deliver measurable results.


We unconditionally guarantee our work: If at any stage, for any reason, you feel that you are not getting value for money, you don't pay. Simple! One of the ideas implemented by a participant in a company (a small engineering firm with 35 employees) increased annual revenue by £134,185!


Fee: £7,950


This price is per group and subject to VAT.

Please contact us for full course details and grant funding availability - if you're a SME (small and medium size business) based in the North East of England you should be eligble for up to 55% grant funding contribution towards the cost of the programme.

Testimonial for Managing for Growth:

We booked the Managing for Growth course with High Force Training following yearly appraisals with Team Leaders, who expressed their interest in attending a training course that covered a wide range of Leadership and Management topics.

The process of selecting and booking the course was extremely easy and straight forward and I received regular communications from Simon clarifying and confirming dates and logistics. 

Not only was Simon very accommodating to our needs in preparing a bespoke course that covered the subject areas that we required, he also provided information on funding training grants available to us and how to apply.

The course content was extremely well presented, and the information covered was useful and applicable with informative, practical and user-friendly course material and handouts.

Bearing in mind that some of the staff who attended had never received any formal training, Simon kept the course fun and interactive ensuring that attendees never lost interest in the curriculum content.  Attendees were encouraged to ask questions and the course was delivered at an appropriate pace.

Based on feedback received from our Team Leaders, they were all very well engaged, and all took value from the course which they have immediately put into practice in their day to day work.

In terms of price, I would say the quality and immediate applicability of the material by all attendees will see a good return on investment and increased overall productivity and efficiency.

This is an excellent course, Simon is clearly passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what he does, the training was relevant, focused and up to date. Due to this, we will use High Force going forward for any future training requirements.

HR Manager
Sabre Rail Services Limited

Some other comments from programme participants:

The skills learned from this course will be invaluable to my future career in management.

Managing for Growth led to an overall improvement in the team’s efficiency and in turn resulted in higher throughput.


The programme has provided a solid foundation of knowledge and skills relevant to managing others and myself.


Some of my own personal takeaways from this course are:

Managing my time better, along with better organisation
Understanding the needs of others and their different goals and perspectives
Knowing when to say “no” and delegating efficiently
How to limit unnecessary procrastination
Properly manage conflicts and build rapport with others


Material from the course has already proven useful in the implementation of new approaches to work and attitudes at the company, much to the benefit of the business.

Benefits for me are:

Communicate better with colleagues

Easier to prioritise tasks

Provide better quality of work

More productive

Reduced Stress

Team communication:

Improved team morale and time management

More effective use of team members and their skills 

Team works more efficiently

Project timelines adhered too and milestones met

Able to solve issues together as a team

Improved communication throughout the team

Improved communication between departments

Personal development:

More effective time management and prioritisation of workload

Increased problem solving and delegating skills

Gained the confidence to apply for People Leader role

Better understanding of individuals

Improved efficiency & utilisation of resources


Significant raw material cost saving - £30,500 pa

Saving 700 hours of overtime per annum

Increased annual revenue by £134,185

This programme has helped me:

Be less stressed in meeting situations

Be more efficient

Increase client and contractor satisfaction

Improve on-site communication

I found all the sessions really helpful and beneficial.

It was lovely to work with you over the past few months. I took so much away from the training, so many thanks for your assistance with this.


Less stressed in meeting situations, more efficient, increased client and contractor satisfaction, improved on site communication.


Improved performance, enhanced well-being, greater sense of ownership.


Improved information management as a result of improved efficiency in delegation and a better motivated team.


More focused meetings, clearer communication, growth of team members.


Understanding my favoured style and how it’s important to adapt my style to suit the person.

Being aware of my own emotions and how they influence my behaviour. Strengths and weaknesses of personality type.

No “What ifs”, Staying Positive, Reframing perspective.

Learning to say “No”. Avoiding procrastination. More effective delegation.

Preparation and structuring the conversation.