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Management Development Programme

Are you looking to improve your management skills?


 Do you wish you had the tools and techniques to deal with challenging people situations?


 Do you want to know how to drive performance at the same time as engaging your team?


Come and join our Management Development Programme:

Interactive classroom based sessions, one day a month for eight months, in which you will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to effectively manage yourself and your team - the perfect solution for leadership and management skills development. 


  • Your management style
  • Managing performance
  • Leading and managing change
  •  Effective communication
  •  Employment law
  •  Group learning day
  •  Leading teams
  •  Personal organisation





The eighth module is a group learning day in which you and fellow delegates will share insights, experiences and successes gained in using the tools learnt throughout the programme. This is an opportunity to demonstrate the measurable impact you feel the programme has had on you as individuals, your team and the business; an opportunity to reflect on your new found leadership and management capabilities.

We have created our Management Development Programme to ensure that you feel supported and engaged during modules while developing leadership and management skills. This is done through discussion via a private chat group allowing you to stay connected with your trainer and fellow delegates throughout the programme and beyond.


 Price: £3,495 +VAT 

Location and dates:

Our Management Development Programme classroom training sessions are held in a Central Kent location near Ashford, (venue details to be confirmed shortly).

The next programme will start in March 2024 and will run on the following dates:

13th March 2024          29th May 2024       
27th March 2024 19th June 2024
17th April 2024 10th July 2024
8th May 2024 31st July 2024

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

If you are interested in attending this programme to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills, or would like to know more about running this in-house for your organisation, please contact us today to register your interest.   

 Still not convinced?

Read what participants say about the programme

I really enjoyed my training programme by Dakota Blue. The course was informative and even though I feel I am an experienced manager, I gained a lot of new knowledge. Jackie was an excellent trainer and she made the course a lot of fun. She was patient and able to answer the questions from myself and my colleagues. I have now put my training into practice at work and can see beneficial results already. I will continue to build on the knowledge I gained to become the best manager I can be.

Visitor Operations Manager, Leeds Castle


I highly recommend the management development programme delivered by Dakota Blue. Jackie is professional, knowledgeable and engaging. This program has given me the tools and skills to be a confident manager. Thank you Jackie!

Events Manager, Leeds Castle

I found the MDP program delivered by Dakota Blue Consulting invaluable in helping me understand the many factors and ingredients in managing both employees and myself. The course has a wealth of information and material, the modules are very interactive and I enjoyed the free discussions and listening to other participants (and realising the challenges are the same regardless of industry). I will be implementing our key takeaways from the course and we have requested a ‘team’ follow-up meeting with Dakota Blue to ensure we keep on track! I would thoroughly recommend any business to use this course to advance their Management teams' performance in handling staff.

Director, IT Support Services Provider


The Dakota Blue Management Development Programme goes beyond the standard off the shelf training course. The programme was centred around a well-structured syllabus with the added flexibility to respond to my own managerial needs and the practical challenges I was facing, and also those of the other course delegates from which I was able to learn.

By running the programme over multiple session, there were many opportunities to reflect on the new skills and assess how well they were working in real-life scenarios, adding even more value to the course take-aways. My particular training cohort gave a good mix of personalities and viewpoints, and it was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the programme.

Client Services Director, Accounting Software Provider


I am fortunate to be a member of the current group undertaking the Dakota Blue Consulting management development programme. I have learnt about  the strengths and weaknesses of my style and approach to management, and how I can approach situations in a more versatile manner to influence change. The biggest take away is the additional confidence the programme has given me.

Jackie Brooker from Dakota Blue Consulting just has the knack of knowing how to deliver a balanced training session.  I was naturally apprehensive about attending, wondering; is this going to be a benefit to me, my company? Who else would be in the room?  My apprehension was quickly dispelled.

The programme has an abundance of theory on the specific topic in handouts which form part of the discussion, with slide presentations and video content to expand the subject further. An extremely important element of the programme for me is the time allowed for the cohort to bring into the room, real world experience and questions. This collaboration has been a valuable tool to help us bond as a group, and as a result  there is a lot of respect and openness which brings an additional dimension to the learning environment. 

I feel it would be wrong not to mention the food! The quality of all the food is amazing, the cake in the afternoon session is to die for!

Operations Director, IT Services Company

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