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course: effective management
(walking the tightrope)
How to handle the challenges you face as a manager

Sunday 7 - Friday 12 January 2007 Beaulieu Hotel, Hampshire

effective management
(walking the tightrope)

Being a manager can be very challenging. You can sometimes find yourself in a position of responsibility where success can only be achieved through the management of other people. Specifically designed for those working in the arts, Effective Management will give you an introduction to all the tools you will need to ensure that you have the confidence to manage effectively.
On this week long course places are deliberately kept low to ensure that you receive maximum personal support and are able to learn at your own pace. By taking time away from your day to day work, you are able to concentrate on the issues of management. Not only will you benefit from expert teaching, but you will also have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others in the group. The course is presented in a way that is accessible, friendly and a lot of fun. Each day is allocated to a combination of group and individual activities, following a specific themes. Effective Management is an excellent introduction to the essentials of management that will allow you to manage successfully and effectively

Effective management What you will learn:

Manage yourself and others Influence where you have no formal authority Planning with people Leadership skills Team working Handling change Decision making and problem solving Action planning

The teaching team
The team is made up of specialists with a wide experience of training, education, management and the arts. Jean Kellie BA (hons) MSC PGCE MISM Jean is a Senior Lecturer in Management Development at the University of Hull. Her subject interests are in the areas of Managing Self and Others, Employee Relations and Research Methods. She has recently published a paper on personal development and has researched into ‘gender in management’. Brian Milsom MSc DMS MIPD FISM Brian is the Director for External Business at the University of Hull. His subject interests are in the areas of Employee Relations, Management Development and Human Resource Strategy. He is the Course Leader for the International MSc (HRM) and has extensive external consultancy and training interests.

Peter Mitchell Peter is a training and development consultant with Peak Performance Consultancy. Over the last twenty years he has worked with companies as diverse as Marks & Spencer, the National Health Service and numerous arts organisations. Peter has designed and delivered training on management and leadership styles, developing personal, interpersonal and influencing skills. Course Director: Ruth Eastwood Ruth has worked in the Arts for twenty years and is Chief Executive of Leicester Theatres Trust. She has worked for touring and presenting theatres across all art forms and has successfully completed two capital Lottery projects. Her main area of interest lies in the management of change. In addition a number of special guest speakers from world of arts and management will be on hand throughout the week giving their own unique insight and to address specific areas of interest to participants.

The cost
TMA and SOLT members £995 plus VAT Non-TMA members £1100 plus VAT This includes 5 nights full board in a single occupancy, ensuite bedroom at Beaulieu Hotel (see back page) and all teaching materials.

How to apply
By application, forms are available to download from or by contacting Justine Forrest on 020 7557 6700 or email The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 November 2006.

Druidstone paid for itself within a month of her return we make more many thanks to her experience of the course

The venue
Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, Hampshire. Tel: 0208 283677. Fax: 0208 282940. Nestling in the heart of the New Forest, this country house hotel, set midway between Lyndhurst and Beaulieu, is known throughout Hampshire for its unique setting. Many of the bedrooms enjoy views across open forest. The restaurant has a rosette for its selection of traditional English cuisine. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool and steam room. All rooms are ensuite.

TMA 32 Rose Street, London WC2E 9ET Tel: 0207 557 6700. Website:
Theatrical Management Association is one of the most highly regarded and influential associations in theatre and the performing arts. It was founded in 1894 and is the major trade association for organisations and individuals involved professionally in the production and presentation of theatre and the performing arts in the UK. Members of the Association include repertory and producing theatres, arts centres and presenting venues, opera and dance companies, commercial producers, associated individuals and businesses. Benefits include legal and industrial briefings, training and continual professional development courses, networking and the promotion of best practice within the industry. For more information about becoming a TMA member please contact Seamus McGibbon on 020 7557 6734 or email or visit Effective Management is devised and delivered by the Theatrical Management Association. The TMA reserves the right to cancel the course at a minimum of one week’s notice. A full refund will be given.

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