Effective Delegation Skills

A concise one-day seminar about the key principles of delegation, its link to motivation and impact on productivity.

5 Jul 2019

GBP 599 499 *
EUR 839 699 *
USD 934 778 *
* When you book before 31 May

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Course overview

Effective delegation can be a valuable skill to master, as it can not only help increase your productivity but also help develop and motivate your team. This interactive course will examine the key principles of effective delegation and provide you with the essential tools you need to delegate well.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Understand what delegation means and why it can be difficult
  • Learn how to delegate efficiently using a planned approach
  • What is the link between delegation and motivation?
  • Examine the difference between delegation and empowerment
  • Post-delegation analysis – how to give effective feedback after a task has been completed

This course is also available in-house and can be tailored to your specific needs. Our experts come to you saving you time and money.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for managers, supervisors and team leaders who wish to refresh or update their delegation skills and gain a better understanding of how and when to delegate effectively.


Identify your own learning objectives for the course

What does delegation mean? u Why should we delegate?

Why is delegation often linked with motivation?

  • Discuss the top four main motivating factors, according to Herzberg and McGregor, and how to achieve these through delegation

- Job interest
- Recognition
- Responsibility
- Sense of achievement

Examine the difference between delegation and empowerment

  • What are the key differences between delegating and empowering?
  • Do you want to ‘empower’ or delegate more effectively?
  • Explore the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches

Guidelines for delegation

  • How to plan your approach to ensure effective delegation of a task
  • What questions will help form your delegation process?

Practical case study work – guided role play on delegating a task. Areas to be covered include:

  • Delegating to different team members
  • Planning a delegation
  • Appraising the completed task
  • Post-delegation analysis – effective feedback for when tasks go well and for when they don’t

Key learning points to take back to the workplace

Post-course action plan


Geoff Marsh

Geoff Marsh is the Managing Director of Dansam Ltd, a training company that began in September 1999. As a trainer and presenter, Geoff has been involved with conferences, seminars and roadshows for organisations such as Air Miles, Regus, Robert Bosch Ltd, Wessex Water, Sun Microsystems, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, London Underground, Forte Hotels, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils (EPSRC), The Zoological Society Of London, Interserve Project Services Ltd, He has published several books including ‘A Sixty Minute Guide To Powerful Presentations’.

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5 Jul 2019
5 Jul 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
GBP 499.00
EUR 699.00
USD 778.00
Until 31 May*
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* Note the early booking discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotional code

Previous customers include...

  • Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
  • Fluorocarbon Group Ltd
  • MMD GPHC Ltd
  • Sanquin Plasma Products B.V.
  • Syngenta