Wednesday 15 June 2016

Introduction to People Management for Publishing

This course will be running again in 2017. Please contact Melissa Marshall for dates. For in-house enquiries (members only), please contact Amanda Whiting


The first step in people management is often reported as the most challenging. This course aims to give newly appointed managers and those in their first year of managing one or two staff the core knowledge and basic tools to make it a truly rewarding experience. The course will be highly interactive and give participants the opportunity to share experience with peers. Case studies, based on real publishing situations, will be used to develop understanding and skills in applying the tools that are introduced. Participants will also gain an insight into their own personal development priorities and how to achieve them. 


  • What is effective people management and why can the first step be so challenging?
  • Top 10 common challenges in the first 90 days and the skills first time leaders need to develop fast
  • Developing high performance from anyone – what is self-leadership?
  • Understanding the individual journey to high performance (and key issues)
  • Why leadership and management is changing (rapidly) and what it means to you
  • Appropriate management approach and style for your people, today
  • Why is the job description a top tool, but often overlooked?
  • Engaging your people in achieving your publishing plans
  • Outcomes versus activities – the important difference in setting objectives
  • Effective delegation and where it starts
  • Effective reporting, monitoring and support
  • Challenging effectively
  • Your development and achieving success in the first year.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to

Use a framework to develop and maintain the performance of your people; understand your own management style and flexibility; understand how to develop and maintain motivation; use and develop the job description to drive job achievement; set better objectives with your people; manage your time effectively; understand some of the current and future management challenges in publishing; and identify your own next development priorities.

Who should attend (Level 1 course)

This is a one-day course for first-time managers in publishing with one to three staff. Ideally suited for those who are newly appointed or in the first year of managing, although those with greater experience who want to refresh the basics will also benefit.

Delegate Comments

I now have a better understanding of the role and appraisal process. The information will make me more confident going forward.

Laura Taylor, Public Library of Science

“This was an excellent course, it covered a huge amount.” Susan Hezlet, London Mathematical Society


Kate Pearson, BioscientificaKate Pearson

Kate worked for a number of years at both Taylor & Francis and IOP Publishing in editorial roles managing, launching, acquiring and developing STM journals. Having completed an MA in Human Resources Management, she joined the publishing division of Bioscientifica in 2012 where she is responsible for business development, including new product launches and acquisitions, as well as editorial policy.

Rob Goode, Insight 2 Success LtdRob Goode

Rob is a highly experienced consultant with deep insights into strategic performance management and transformation. He is sought for his knowledge and skills in delivering change through performance management, leadership development, employee engagement and team development. His recent experience includes six years as a senior manager leading organization change, and learning and development at IOP Publishing. Now an independent consultant, Rob continues to use his insights and skills to develop outstanding results across a number of organizations and sectors.

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00
Members           £365.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £530.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Venue: 41 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QH, T: +44 (0)20 3176 2182 (Map)
Contact: Melissa Marshall  T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 15 Jun 2016
  • Wed 15 Jun 2016
  • 41 Portland Place, Academy of Medical Sciences, London