New Managers

Social sciences tell us that leadership is a set of skills. In order to prepare you for what is to come, please know that the technical and functional job skills that earned you past accolades and positive attention are not necessarily the same skills that will enable you to be a successful leader of a team. Leadership is a series of people-related skills that help you facilitate the work of others, it is not doing the work yourself.

Your new job is to help facilitate structure and plan the work of others. Your goal is to get focused on being the best leader you can be. As a manager, you have the power to facilitate a team’s journey from good to great. Great leaders have the power to transform. Let’s begin your leadership journey by focusing on the essential skills of management.

Purdue managers have 24-hour access to online management training videos and online book summaries. Listed below are some of our frequently requested training courses for new managers. Click on any of the links below and begin your online learning. Please review our HR workshop link to view upcoming training offerings. Purdue’s leadership and organizational development team specializes in creating development plans for new managers. To schedule your one-on-one development planning session, or if you have questions or recommendations concerning our programming, please send an email to and a member of our team will respond to you directly.

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