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10 New Manager Training Courses

We’ve created a list of new manager training courses to help recently promoted managers ease into their new roles and develop the skills to do their jobs. These courses will equip them with the knowledge and competencies they need to effectively manage their teams and lead them to success.

New Manager Training Courses
Last published: 6th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) New Manager Training Course - Stepping into Team Leadership

1. Stepping into Team Leadership

High-performing teams aren’t built overnight and are created through good management and leadership. With SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Stepping into Team Leadership, new managers will be made aware of the expectations that come with their new role, which include supporting team members, building meaningful relationships, demonstrating accountability, and many more. When it comes to managing goals and objectives, there’s a lesson on how to define a clear scope of work to your team to avoid scope creep and for work to be done efficiently. It also discusses how to effectively communicate with your team and manage their time, along with best practices to follow.

This 4-part course leverages microlearning which aids in better knowledge retention and comprehension by presenting key concepts and relevant information in bite-sized chunks. It’s the perfect learning approach to avoid information overload for new managers who have to make big adjustments from their previous roles.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Expectations of a team leader
  • Defining work expectations
  • Team time management
  • Team communication

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) New Manager Training Course - Leadership and Coaching/Management Styles

2. Leadership and Coaching/Management Styles

This new manager training course is perfect for familiarizing learners with the different leadership styles they need to develop their skills. This can help new managers discover their strengths and weaknesses to develop their management approach and become the person their team members truly respect and genuinely want to follow. With this SC Training (formerly EdApp) course, team leaders will be able to explore the characteristics of the 6 most common leadership styles and, at the same time, identify in which category they fall as a leader. It also includes a quick guide on how leaders can apply each leadership style and identify the most effective approach in different work situations. For those who are still a little lost in the field and figuring out their way to successful leadership, this course provides a step-by-step guide on approaching this responsibility from the mindset of a coach.

As the course comes fully editable, feel free to use SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s rapid authoring tool to modify its content and edit its format. You can also put your organization's logo and branding format to build a more customized learning experience for your team leaders. 

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership theory
  • Implementing different leadership styles
  • Identifying effective leadership approaches
  • Developing leadership skills as a coach

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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FutureLearn New Manager Training Course - People Management Skills

3. People Management Skills

Some people are a natural at handling and managing people. However, it doesn’t mean that these skills can’t be learned by those who are aspiring to become managers or those who are just starting. In FutureLearn’s People Management Skills course, new managers will discover the fundamentals of people management, such as delegating, prioritizing, and developing trust. The various management styles will also be discussed so new managers can reflect on their management styles and develop an approach that best suits them. This course also tackles developing your team, managing their performance, and ensuring a healthy workforce.

Cost: Free


  • Fundamentals of people management
  • Management styles
  • Team development
  • Performance management

Created by FutureLearn

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edX New Manager Training Course - Becoming a Successful Leader (Inclusive Leadership Training)

4. Becoming a Successful Leader (Inclusive Leadership Training)

With edX’s Becoming a Successful Leader course, new managers will be equipped with 21st-century leadership skills, perfect for handling younger team members and adapting to the modern working landscape. Through the EACH framework, learners will uncover the concept of inclusive leadership, which is at the heart of this new manager training course. This framework then dives deeper into each skill it stands for which are Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility. In this course, learners will also know the importance of creating a personal leadership plan to guide them and track their progress. This course also allows learners to apply their newly-acquired skills through activities involving case studies and real-world scenarios.

Cost: Free


  • 21st-century leadership
  • EACH framework
  • Personal leadership plan

Created by edX

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) New Manager Training Course - Managing Difficult Conversations

5. Managing Difficult Conversations

Having difficult conversations can be tough when not handled well, especially if you’re not used to having them. However, these can be inevitable when managing a team that comes from different backgrounds and has varying characteristics. With SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Managing Difficult Conversations, new managers will learn all about the importance of going through difficult conversations and turning them around into something positive. It identifies common mistakes that people do when having difficult conversations and discusses how difficult conversations can be different when you’re a leader. As more teams have now been embracing remote work, it also teaches you how to prepare for it and handle them remotely. Other important topics also include giving negative feedback effectively and delivering an authentic apology to clients.

One notable feature from SC Training (formerly EdApp) that trainers can take advantage of is the in-lesson Discussion feature, which allows users to start a forum-like conversation to encourage peer learning and learners' reflection. Admins can create a discussion on a specific topic and learners can post and comment on others' posts.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users), paid features


  • Common mistakes in difficult conversations
  • Handling difficult conversations as a leader
  • Remote approach in difficult conversations
  • Delivering negative feedback
  • Client apology

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Google New Manager Training Course - Plan Effective Meetings

6. Plan Effective Meetings

According to a survey conducted by SurveyMonkey, 32% of people find themselves thinking, “this meeting could have been an email” all or most of the time. Meetings take a big chunk of time out of our busy days, even when they’re held online. That’s why it’s important that there’s always a clear purpose and that time is used efficiently. To help new managers ensure that they conduct productive meetings, Google has developed the Plan Effective Meetings course. Here, learners will know how to prepare and plan for a meeting by drafting an agenda template that can be reused. They’ll also learn about the elements of an effective meeting, such as defining the start and end time and setting expectations for attendees. This course takes only an hour to complete and learners will also gain additional skills by answering virtual training activities in Google Docs, Hangouts, Forms, Sheets, and Slides.

Cost: Free


  • Creating a meeting agenda
  • Elements of an effective meeting
  • Conducting meetings online

Created by Google

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) New Manager Training Course - Expectations Setting

7. Expectations Setting

For your teams to achieve optimum performance, they should be aware of what is expected of them beyond their job description. In SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Expectations Setting course, new managers will learn what comprises performance expectations and how to match expectations based on an informal, individual, and high level. It also helps them avoid the pitfalls of setting unrealistic expectations, which often lead to disappointments. Aside from providing expectations to team members, it’s also important that managers ask what their team members expect of their leaders and eventually collaborate in setting mutual goals.

When learning work-related information feels more like a game than a chore, employees tend to be more engaged and receptive to learning. SC Training (formerly EdApp) leverages gamification in its courses and uses gaming elements like drag-and-drop, sequencing, matching, and many more to make the learning experience interactive and enjoyable for your learners.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Elements of performance expectations
  • Performance management
  • Avoiding unrealistic expectations
  • Knowing your team’s expectations

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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American Management Association New Manager Training Course - Management Skills for New Managers

8. Management Skills for New Managers

The American Management Association has created this course so that new managers can easily gain the core skills needed to thrive in their jobs. In this course, new managers will learn about the qualities and abilities required for effective management, determine roles and responsibilities managers perform, and learn about the current challenges that managers face today. To help bring out the best in their team members, lessons in this course will discuss the art of influencing others, building a motivational climate, coaching for performance, and delegating for growth and development. 

This course can be taken online, however, it comes at a steep price and you can only choose from the schedules they provide.

Cost: US $2645 (non-AMA members), US $2395 (AMA members)


  • Qualities for effective management
  • Roles and responsibilities of managers
  • Performance management
  • Team delegation

Created by American Management Association

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The Knowledge Academy New Manager Training Course - Management Training For New Managers

9. Management Training For New Managers

The Knowledge Academy’s new manager training course is ideal for newly-promoted managers but also for anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of management. Learners can reap the benefits of online learning as this course can be taken either self-paced or instructor-led. This 14-module course starts by teaching learners about the different roles of a manager and how to apply action-centered leadership. To maximize team efficiency, it also discusses team briefing, time management, and delegation. As it’s inevitable to encounter underperformance in your team, this course also covers how to recognize it in the early stages and address underperforming team members.

Cost: Starts at £199


  • Manager roles
  • Action centered leadership
  • Time management
  • Team briefing
  • Team delegation

Created by The Knowledge Academy

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) New Manager Training Course - Leadership Theory: Leader-member Exchange (LMX)

10. Leadership Theory: Leader-member Exchange (LMX)

Not all employees are treated the same way by their managers, which is what the leader-member exchange theory (LMX) is all about. As a new manager, it’s essential to learn about this theory so that you can be aware of how you interact with your team members and form relationships accordingly. This course starts by defining what LMX is and providing a brief history. It then differentiates it from other leadership theories and identifies the stages that leaders and members go through, such as role-taking, role-making, and role-routinization. It also highlights the importance of recognizing the in-group and out-group that is usually formed during the role-making phase and discusses the various pros and cons they come with. It then ends with a lesson on eliminating in-group bias and using their strengths instead to avoid workplace conflicts.

Since SC Training (formerly EdApp) is a mobile learning solution, courses can be accessed by learners anywhere and anytime from their mobile devices. This is a big time saver as they can go through their lessons during downtimes or even in their daily commute.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Introduction to LMX
  • In-group and out-group
  • Avoiding in-group bias

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Transition into a leadership role with ease with new manager training

It can be daunting to become a new manager, especially when it’s your first time and you’re coming from an individual contributor role. After all, it’s not an easy task to manage people. Taking new manager training courses will help develop a leadership mindset and equip you with the knowledge you need so you can guide your team to success. Going through training will also help identify and fill skill gaps so you can create a high-performing team that benefits you and your organization. 

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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