Metro DC Chapter ATD: First-Time Managers Series Webinar 1 - First-Time Managers Need to Practice Leadership Conversations

  • 17 Jun 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 14

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We are delighted to share a set of webinars that focus on the First-Time Manager.  Please join us once a month, starting on June 17th as we provide the opportunity to experience a series of six webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to enhance the expertise of Learning Development professionals on modern leadership training strategies. Upcoming webinars in the series are listed below.

First-Time Managers Need to Practice Leadership Conversations

The journey from individual contributor to newly appointed manager is tough.

It brings excitement and anxiety as emerging leaders move from focusing on accomplishing their own tasks to helping others accomplish their own tasks.

It requires new skills that they normally did not practice enough.

Why should high potential, emerging leaders and newly appointed managers practice on leadership conversations?

The shift in their role implies new responsibilities and new or, at least, improved communication skills, such as:

• Listening actively;

• Delegating;

• Focusing on People instead on tasks;

• Learning from others; and

• Managing a team.

Supporting young managers and developing their leadership skills is one of the main challenges of L&D, since they need to acquire the ability of managing a new set of critical conversations where high stakes, emotions and divergent opinions are very common and part of the daily experience.

In this webcast, we will discuss how a well-designed Digital experiential (learning-by-doing, if you prefer) approach, powered by Artificial Intelligence and deeply rooted into a human-centric methodology, can support this behavioral shift through an actionable critical conversational upskilling.

We will share more about our researches, case studies and direct experiences “on the field” dealing with this topic.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

• Why it is so important for new leaders to master leadership conversations

• What types of conversations really make the difference in the early days

• How you can integrate efficient practice-based training into your next leadership program.

Presenters:   Andrea Laus and Matteo Malatesta

Andrea Laus, CEO, SkillGym

Andrea has 20 years experience in the industry of digital learning. For over 10 years he has designed and developed interactive simulations featuring video and AI to bring immersive and authentic digital experiences to leadership coaches worldwide.

Matteo Malatesta, Head of Business Design, SkillGym

Matteo is head of business design at Lifelike. He supports the product design teams, bringing the voice of stakeholders to the discussion thanks to his international experience in the learning and development industry and his human-centered approach.


Zoom credentials will be provided in the Confirmation and Reminder emails.

Upcoming webinars in the series are:

2 - AI-Driven Role Play for Making First-Time Managers Practice Leadership Conversations

3 - Four Best Practices to Improve Digital Learning Traffic and First-Time Manager Engagement

4 - Six Best Practices for Faster First-Time Manager Upskilling

5 - Developing First-Time Managers' Self-Awareness Through AI-Based Role Play

6 - Retaining Talents Through Development of Leadership Conversation Skills


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