(Now a virtual course – space is limited)

Who it’s for

First-time and established managers who want to learn the world’s most widely-taught leadership model.

Why this course

Logo: The Leadership Green Room, offering professional development, leadership development and soft skills training, is presented by Republic Bank FoundationYou want your newly promoted managers to be effective leaders and successful from the start. But most of the time, we find new managers struggling and their team morale declining. Soon enough, you start realizing that high-performing employees promoted into management lack the skills to be effective managers, which requires a different skillset.

Studies show that without proper training, 60% of all new managers underperform for their first two years. First-time managers who receive the necessary tools and training from the start are set up to become leaders who create engaged, productive teams, and drive greater results for your organization.

The only training of its kind, the First-Time Manager Experience builds on the secrets of the best-selling book, The New One Minute Manager®, to help with the exciting and challenging transition to management.

Learning Outcomes

In this newly developed first-time manager curriculum, Blanchard identifies four skills and conversations all managers must master. Participants will learn:

  • Manager Mindset – the mindset required to transition from individual contributor to manager
  • Four Conversations Model – a highly effective framework for understanding conversations needed to manage people and performance
  • Four Essential Skills – tools to have purposeful conversations that create positive, productive relationships

Plus Digital Learning for a Year

After the workshop, participants have access to the First-Time Manager Challenge, an online portal that guides learners through a set of tasks to practice skills back on the job. They also have access to the Blanchard app, workshop videos, and worksheets for a full year.


October 16, 2020 | Three, 2-hour virtual sessions + access to online learning portal, ($900)

SOLD OUT – Sign up for the waitlist
Leadership Louisville Center members receive $100 off – contact us for the discount code.
Become a Green Room package holder and receive discounts of up to 20%.

  • “Neil is one of the strongest facilitators we have ever worked with. He intently builds rapport with each group and draws every participant into the conversation. Neil is a valued business partner whose interest is always in the success of the client.”
    – Michael Kerrigan, Vice President of Human Resources, Aerotek Inc.

  • “Neil has a down-to-earth style, holds your attention, and expertly draws out the big issues that need addressing. He has helped us with internal team-building dynamics and with owner relations and interplay by giving us easily implemented road maps for improvements.”
    – Michael Cobelli, Chief Operating Officer, Skanska USA Civil

  • “Simple, yet incredibly powerful concepts that I can use immediately.”
    – Jon Moore, Chief of Staff, Assistant Director, Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness

  • “Enjoyed the presentation and the presenter, Neil Haveron. Educational and entertaining.”
    – Aimee Luis, Human Resources Manager, Franklin Bank & Trust Co.

  • “Tons of great, useful information. Well structured and easy to follow.”
    – David Carter, Vice President, Director of Client Operations, Republic Bank


Martha GilbertMartha Gilbert, a Consulting Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies®, offers more than 20 years of solid business experience in human resources, staff development, recruitment labor and union relations, recruitment, advertising, and branding. Able to effectively reach all levels of the organization, Marty is an experienced and energetic facilitator who looks to create a fun and safe environment for participants while ensuring they see the relevance of the message to their daily work.

Her clients include IKEA, The Coca-Cola Company, Lowe’s, CBS, Deloitte Development, and Prudential Financial, among others

Contact us

Need more information? Contact Zuri Johnson, Leadership Development Manager or call (502) 561-0458.