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Motivation and Delegation

Boulden Management Consultants

Appreciating how to inspire employees and to delegate tasks in a motivational manner

Half Day Course

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  • Learn strategies for energising employees
  • Master the three key components of effective delegation
  • Overcome resistance to delegation


This half-day management intensive workshop will dramatically improve your motivation and delegation skills; enabling you to get the most from your people in a way that makes them feel valued and energised. Delegating tasks in a way that is tailored to the needs of the individual employees means that they learn new skills quickly and it allows the manager to focus on their strategic priorities. While adopting motivational techniques increases morale and staff retention thereby driving up productivity.

These are core competencies for any manager or business leader to master and they are covered in a practical, dynamic and accessible manner in this fast moving workshop.

Learning objectives

By attending this highly interactive half-day course you will:

  • Discover a simple, yet elegant, process for planning to delegate an activity
  • Master techniques for overcoming self imposed barriers to delegation
  • Acquire strategies for tailoring your delegation to the needs of the individual concerned
  • Learn how to set good quality goals that inspire people to take action
  • Grasp some methods to encourage enthusiasm within the work force

Who should attend?

This course is for all those new to management or leadership and who want to grasp the essential elements of motivation and delegation. It is also suitable for experienced managers who want to have a refresher on inspiring people to take action and setting compelling goals.


Motivation theory

Reviewing the theories and principles involved in motivating individuals and teams.

  • Why study motivation?
  • Understanding ‘motivators’ and ‘satisfiers’
  • Being aware of individual differences

Exercise: auditing your current approach to motivating staff

Smart Goals

People work well when they have clear goals and objectives that they can focus on achieving. Here we consider the importance of target setting in motivating employees.

  • Good quality goals and the ‘SMART’ criteria
  • Writing ‘SMART’ objectives
  • Developing action plans

Exercise: writing SMART goals

Delegation Strategies

Effective leaders and managers develop their people and create space for themselves to focus on high-level work by asking employees to take on assignments and projects on their behalf.

  • Why delegate?
  • Barriers to effective delegation
  • Understanding the different levels of delegation
  • Delegation strategies & your personal delegation style
  • Three key success factors in planning to delegate an assignment
  • How to run a delegation meeting
  • Dealing with resistance and disagreement

Exercise: role-playing a delegation meeting


Feedback is based upon peer review using Boulden assessment checklists. Completing the assessment checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given role play or case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up effective motivation and delegation strategies.

Remote Training

All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.


Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
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Tel: 0844 394 8877