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Motivation and Delegation skills

A practical, interactive workshop exploring how to delegate effectively and empower and motivate others to perform to the best of their abilities.

Course overview

2021/22 Semester 1 courses: These virtual workshops will run in November and January.

The ability to motivate and empower teams and to delegate effectively and appropriately is key to any successful people management role. Understanding what motivates and drives those we lead and how we as managers can unlock those drivers to support people in delivering their very best work is a crucial skill.

This interactive two-part workshop, will provide you with the opportunity to take a close look at the art and science of delegation. Through a series of interactive exercises, you will explore your default delegation patterns and your own intrinsic drivers.

We consider what really makes people ‘tick’ and explore the options available to us as managers to delegate clearly and effectively to achieve the best results we can. You will be encouraged to create actionable roadmaps in order to apply the principles of motivation and delegation to your own workplace contexts and to use practical skills and models to develop empowered and motivated teams

During the session you will explore:

  • the benefits of effective delegation, empowerment and motivation
  • key theories of motivation and how to use them in practice
  • how to delegate effectively to feel more resourced as a manager, and when not to.

Course structure

This course has 2 x 120 minute sessions, approximately 2 weeks apart. There is a requirement to complete pre-work in advance and work with colleagues in between the 2 sessions. You must be able to commit to both sessions and all the required work.

Please ensure before booking your place on session 1 that you are available to attend session 2 of this two-part course.

Who should attend

Anyone with responsibility for managing teams and/or individuals

Presenters: Beth Hood, Doron Davidson and Viv Bowra, Verosa Ltd


Review and complete pre-work for this course.

This online course uses blended learning to make the most of your time, focusing the live sessions on interaction, knowledge sharing and practice, and ensuring you have plenty of opportunities to embed learning on the job. Please note that you will need to complete all accompanying work and come to the session prepared and ready to engage with your colleagues.

The pre-work for this course will be available on Moodle approximately 2 weeks before the course date and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Please log-in and self-enrol on Moodle, search for the course section named 'Supporting work for Management Curriculum courses (Workforce Development)'. Please scroll down the list of courses to find the title of the course. Click on the 'course name' to access all course materials you will need in advance of attending this course.

To view the full details in Moodle and any downloadable documents click on the main topic title (otherwise you may see an extract and documents may appear hidden).

Intended learning outcomes

Check whether this course meets your development needs.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of effective delegation and motivation
  • Understand what motivates you and the people around you
  • Frame what you are asking of other people in a way that promotes buy in and commitment
  • Use tools to support effective delegation that results in increased results
  • Build motivational drivers into everyday task setting and create a culture where understanding individual motivators is truly valued

Key management behaviours

Review how this course will help you to develop skills and knowledge.

  • Builds a strong, cohesive and balanced team
  • Delegates effectively with clear objectives and empowers decision making

Related online learning and resources

Access online tools and support on-demand.

Book or cancel your place using ESS

Find out how to book or cancel your place, plus read guidance on required timescales and discussions with your managers.

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

You must book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Places will be available to book on self-service up to 24 hours before the course, to allow for participants to complete the required pre-work. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

The session will be delivered online. You will receive the 'zoom link' to the session within an automated email reminder, provided 1 week before the course date. If you have not used zoom previously, you are required to register. Information can be found here.

Please ensure you are set up ready for the virtual session '5 minutes before the course start time' and that you have switched your camera 'on' before joining the interactive session.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Course dates

November course

  • Thursday 25 November 2021, 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Thursday 9 December 2021, 9:30am to 11:30am

January course

  • Wednesday 12 January 2022, 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 26 January 2022, 2pm to 4pm

When you book your place on session 1, you will be automatically booked to attend the final session of the virtual workshop.

Booking details

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If you have any questions, please contact us.