Management Gym

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
  • Presenteeism (improving attendance at work)
  • 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

Management Gym – 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: Assessment Centre Experience

The Motiv8 Assessment Centre Experience course is a one day learning and development experience that will help you gain an understanding of the content and workings of recruitment assessment centres. This will help you prepare for these events ensuring that you are in a position to maximise future opportunities.

Overview of an Assesment Centre

An Assessment Centre is an approach to assessing candidates. It is based on using a number of assessment tools and activities, usually including such things as work-sample tests, group discussions and simulations, in which candidate performance is observed and rated by a team of assessors.

Some companies run a series of extended selection procedures, called assessment centres, each lasting one or two days or sometimes longer. Usually, these are after the first round of interviews and before the final selection, but they may also be used as an initial selection process. They are commonly held either on employers’ premises or in a hotel and are considered by many organisations to be the most objective and accurate method of selection. This is because a number of different assessors get to see you over a longer period of time and have the chance to see what you can do, rather than what you say you can do, in a variety of situations.

Learning and Development Objectives

At the end of this course participants will have;

  • An overview of assessment centre content
  • Increased self awareness, including how communicate with others, own impact on others, how to “read” others
  • Experience of a group exercise with resulting feedback offered
  • Knowledge on how to give and receive feedback
  • Experience of verbal and numerical reasoning assessments with explanations
  • Presentation tips and techniques

Management Gym: Managing Change

This course is designed for those poised on the verge of organisational change that need to acknowledge, understand and embrace the changes confronting them and prepare for the future. 

The training will review the key concepts important to understanding the change process and issues and individual responses that are a part of this group’s current workforce reality. 

Tools and techniques for accepting and effectively handling these situations will be demonstrated and we will practice how to use them when the ambiguities and stress that accompany change and transition are encountered.


Course Objectives

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

  • Recognise the personal challenges of a changing environment
  • Understand how this impacts us as individuals and colleagues
  • Assist with preparing for the journey ahead

Book on to our LIVE Change & Advance 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.