The Motiv8 Development Management Gym is a one day learning and development experience that serves as a “taster” for a variety of learning exercises in a fast paced, high energy programme of short sessions based around a common theme.

Although the Management Gym portfolio will expand in response to current issues and development opportunities, it is currently offered in 4 core areas;

  • Effective Communication
  • Assessment Centre Experience
  • Managing Change
  • Creating Profitable Relationships

A bespoke Management Gym can also be created based around any of the extensive range of subjects featured in our Off the Shelf range

Management Gym – Effective Communication

Effective Communication is designed for everyone! Especially those in positions of leadership, management or supervising others.

The definition of communication is an exchange of feelings, ideas and information by speaking, writing, signals, or behaviours. Effective communication is creating a common understanding, changing behaviours and acquiring information.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course participants will have the knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

  • Understand how to deliver feedback effectively
  • Recognise the emotional responses felt when constructive feedback is received
  • Understand your own preferences when communicating with others
  • Recognise what causes conflict and how you respond to it
  • Know what motivates you
  • Identify what may motivate your staff and create the right environment for them to feel motivated
  • Follow a structured approach to Coaching
  • An awareness of different Coaching styles

Book on to our LIVE Effective Communication Workshops at a venue near you

Management Gym: Presenteeism

The Assessment Centre Experience is suited to anyone looking to start work or move to another company or organisation and provides participants with an awareness of the contents and structure of an assessment centre. This helps to reduce potential uncertainty, fear and anxiety participants may currently have towards attending an assessment centre.

The Motiv8 Development Assessment Centre Experience helps “myth” become fact and allows people the opportunity to confidently prepare for an assessment centre, placing themselves in the strongest possible position to take advantage of future career opportunities.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course participants will have the knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

  • Successfully prepare to attend an Assessment Centre
  • Understand what is being assessed/measured through Assessment Centres
  • Be aware of own transferable skills
  • Understand your own personality traits and the impacts this may have on others
  • Implement strategies to improve your own influencing styles as a result of increasing personal awareness
  • Understand and practice verbal and numerical reasoning tests
  • Experience a group exercise and receive relevant feedback
  • Obtain 6 key questions to ask yourself when preparing a presentation



Book on to our LIVE Effective Communication Workshops at a venue near you


Creating Profitable Relationships

How well do you know yourself and others?
Why do you get on well with some people but not others?
Why do other people seem abrupt or aggressive towards you for apparently no reason?
How can you build rapport with people that you currently find it hard to get on with?

To be successful in your communications, you first need to understand your own personality style and how you impact on others.

There are no right or wrong, good or bad personality profiles. It’s all about your individual preferences which are normally acquired by the time you are seven years old.

Psychological Type Indicator (PTI) increases our understanding of the way we interact with others. Its practical value lies in promoting effective interpersonal relations as it underpins all the skills we use to communicate, both formally and informally with our peers, managers, clients and even our friends and family!

This session is very interactive and fun.  The facilitator(s) will help you explore your preferences for communicating with people and what you can do to improve your future relationships. You will also receive your own profile to act as a reminder and for personal reflection after the event.

Improving communication

The session will help you understand how to communicate more beneficially with different people and is a basis for techniques that can be used to listen, influence and persuade more successfully. It will help you;

  • Get the best out of individuals and teams
  • Explain yourself clearly to others
  • Understand why people behave as they do
  • Predict how people will behave
  • Influence and persuade others
  • Gain their commitment
  • Delegate and motivate effectively


During the session, you’ll complete a confidential, non-judgmental, personal profile which will provide you with an outline of;

  • where you prefer to get and focus your energy or attention
  • how you prefer to gather information
  • the process you prefer to use in coming to decision
  • how you prefer to deal with the world around your lifestyle

Time is then spent explaining the generic areas of the profile to provide insights into the various ways in which different personalities approach each of the above areas.

The session will promote a positive approach to individual differences, demonstrating that different working styles can be complementary, rather than a source of friction and that by understanding your own style and those of others you can develop relevant skills to analyse successful and not so successful interactions and be flexible.

Once you have your profile and understand the implications of this, you’ll have the choice to adapt your current approach to the interactions you have with people and to make a difference to the results you’re currently seeing.