Who it’s for

First-time and established managers, and those considering a transition into management. 

Why this course?

Logo: The Leadership Green Room, offering professional development, leadership development and soft skills training, is presented by Republic Bank FoundationWithout 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.

You want your newly-promoted managers to be successful, effective leaders from the start. But most of the time, new managers struggle and team morale declines. Soon enough, you realize high-performing employees promoted into management lack the skills to be effective managers, which requires a different skill set.

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®. We know what an exciting but also challenging transition it is to become a manager for the first time. For nearly 40 years, The Ken Blanchard Companies have been training the best managers in the world and created this program specifically for first-time managers.

Learning Outcomes

In a newly developed first-time manager curriculum, Blanchard identifies four skills and four conversations all managers need to master. Participants will also learn:

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


August 10, 2018 | full day ($900)

Leadership Louisville Center members receive $100 off – contact us for 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


Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved this workshop for re-certification credit hours, with the exact number of hours TBA. This program is also valid for PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Learn more about Continuing Education Units for Leadership Green Room courses

Neil Haveron, a Senior Consulting Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies®, has tremendous success year after year with clients who demand a high degree of business impact. He is consistently one of our most highly sought-after consultants and trainers, because he balances a special blend of humor and business perspective that spans generations, cultures, and industries. Neil never fails to make an impact on his clients by providing flexible, personalized solutions that work.

Neil has successfully partnered with a wide range of mid- to large-size organizations throughout the world in industries such as health care, finance, insurance, manufacturing, retail, technology, government, and national defense.

Contact us

Need more information? Contact Katlyn Gibson, or call (502) 561-0458.