Line Management: Where to start, how to get it right and what to do if it’s going wrong…

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Laura Williams, SBL Coach & Trainer, L J Business Consultancy

Drawing on her experience as a school leadership coach and trainer and as a former COO, CFO and Business Manager with CIPD and specialist CIPFA qualifications, Laura brings you this workshop that offers practical strategies to allow you to better get to grips with people management. We’re talking systems, processes and strategies!


In this seminar Laura Williams will explore:


  • The nuts and bolts of an effective line management system
  • How to develop and adapt your leadership style
  • Strategies to help you deal with difficult staff and have those difficult conversations

Take home points:

  • Develop your leadership skills to help you manage your team confidently
  • Practical tips and advice

This session is for:

Those new to line management or those who find it a particularly challenging part of the job.


This session runs at our Edexec LIVE North event

About the speaker:

With over 15 years leadership experience in the education sector, Laura is a school leadership coach and trainer working with SBLs, Headteachers and CEOs. She also hosts the School Business Leadership podcast and writes blogs whilst eating chocolate. A former COO, CFO and Business Manager with CIPD and specialist CIPFA qualifications, she is a school business leadership expert and champion of SBLs everywhere. In her spare time she enjoys watching questionable TV shows and making lists.

What are you waiting for?

EdExec Live offers delegates the opportunity to select specific seminar topics relevant to them, ensuring your day is filled with information and learning that will be directly relevant to you and your school’s current requirements.


It’s always difficult to take a day out of the office, but the question is: can you afford to miss out on this event?

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What they say​

Fab as always - very informative - great to meet new people in the same boat. Gave me the information and renewed incentive to make a difference in my organisation by using/improving my skills.
Edwina Hurst
Thurstonland Endowed (VC) First School