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Mahler Online: Management Boot Camp


Confidently transitioning from employee to manager   


  • Have you been promoted to manager and now manage people you used to work alongside?
  • Is this change unsettling to them and to you?
  • Are you having difficulty being the boss? Are you getting resistance?
  • Would you like to have some simple tools to help you manage day-to-day operations? Tools to help you manage both tactics and strategy?
  • Are you “managing up“ the way your team needs you to?

If you face these concerns and challenges, then Mahler invites you to attend the:

Mahler Management Boot Camp

This program is a three module, online webinar that connects you with a virtual class of new managers seeking to grow their skills. It is facilitated by a Mahler instructor / coach with many years of experience helping people like you find their career path success. You will receive feedback from online assessments as well as from a confidential 360o survey.

Your feedback and strengths profile flows into how you diagnose and manage the people working for you, as well as how you manage up and across to your peers.


Module 1: What are My Strengths and How Do I Use Them?

This two and a half hour session connects you to feedback from your boss, peers and direct reports.

You will learn about how others perceive you on:

  • Setting objectives
  • Delegating
  • Managing performance
  • Developing people

You will learn about your strengths in:

  • Decisiveness
  • Connecting with others
  • Analytical thinking
  • Emotional competence
  • Career motives
  • Influence skills
  • People perception skills
  • Situational adaptability
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Confidence

In addition, you will be exposed to a way of thinking about the unique needs of your direct reports and how to manage them accordingly. At the completion of this module, you will have a personalized plan to work on before the next module.


Module 2: Setting Objectives and Managing Performance

In this module, you will practice defining objectives using a simple tool called the R.I.O. and using it to motivate your direct reports. In addition, you will:

  • Learn to facilitate ownership of objectives and not just impose them
  • Practice having honest conversations with associates about goals, objectives and performance
  • Conduct difficult conversations on a variety of topics in role play simulations based on real life examples
  • Practice a management dialogue that achieves engagement and commitment from your associates.

Module 3: Coaching Conversations that Matter

In this last module, you will be exposed to hands-on tools that will establish you as a collaborative and caring coach and mentor.

Through role play simulations with classmates, you will gain confidence in holding these conversations.

You will end the module by developing a coaching plan for your direct reports.

Program Benefits

  • Learn right from the comfort of your office or home. All you need is a laptop or tablet with a camera, microphone and speakers.
  • Learn and practice the foundational tools for successful management that has helped generations of emerging leaders
  • Receive valuable feedback about your management style
  • Practice how to have honest performance discussions that achieve results with your direct reports
  • Learn the difference between managing up, down and across the organization
  • Receive a tool kit with tools that you can use to manage for the short term ... and the long term.

Program Cost

  • $1,900
  • Includes workbook, pre-work materials and all surveys