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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.

This course builds on the secrets of the best-selling book,  The New One Minute Manager®, to help with the exciting and challenging transition to management.

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

Online Learning

After the workshop, participants have access to the First-Time Manager Challenge, an online portal which 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.


August 22, 2019 | 1 day + online learning, ($900)

This course is 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


Neil Haveron
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 flexibility and business impact. He is consistently one of Blanchard’s 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 in
today’s business environment.

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.


The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved this workshop for re-certification 5.5 credit hours. 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

Contact us

Need more information? Contact Lisa Zangari, Vice President, or call (502) 561-0458.