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Did you know that 60% of employees leave their jobs because of their direct manager?

Here's the reality: People get promoted because they are good at their jobs, not because they are good at managing people.

We hear it all the time from our clients: "We just promoted someone and she was great at her job, but it seems like she doesn't know how to effectively lead a team." We also hear things like "He just moved into a team lead position and we're getting reports from employees that he's not giving feedback in a way that's helpful to the employees." We also know that the employee experience is crucial to engagement and retention of employees. That's super important when there aren't enough people currently available to fill all the open positions in this country. According to Gallup, managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores across business units. Isn't it time you invested in giving your new managers the skills and competencies they need to be successful? We can help! Many small businesses and start-ups don't have enough people to host an on-site course or the budget to provide multi-day training. Our online learning experience solves both of these issues by getting your new managers trained on important skills and not breaking the bank. Our New Manager Bootcamp Training Experience helps teach the skills that new managers need to be effective.
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Great managers are the key to your organization's success, but you have to train them

Our course is based on our proprietary Elevate Framework that utilizes the KNOW-GROW-FLOW model.

  • Each module takes new managers step-by-step through a process to become a better people leader.

  • Your new managers will complete the program with more knowledge and confidence around their day-to-day management tasks and responsibilities.

  • This gives you peace of mind and less liability as an organization.

What we'll cover:

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Course overview and learner expectations
    • Welcome to New Manager Bootcamp!
    • About your instructor, Amanda Haddaway
    • Let's get to know you!
    • One question survey: What's your biggest management challenge today?
    • New Manager Readiness Profile
    • Group coaching calls (via Zoom)
  • 2

    Module 2: Magnify your mission

    • Module overview
    • Worksheets
    • Learning content: Magnify your mission
    • What is the difference between mission, vision and values statements?
    • Article: "17 Truly Inspiring Company Vision and Mission Statement Examples"
    • Departmental mission, vision and values
    • Slides
    • Take action: Share your departmental mission, vision and values with your team
  • 3

    Module 3: Supercharge your style

    • Module overview
    • Worksheets
    • Learning content: Supercharge your style
    • Management personality assessment
    • Discussion: Leadership perception
    • Management strengths and areas for improvement
    • Group coaching call this week! April 22 at 2 p.m. ET
    • Slides
  • 4

    Module 4: Lead with law

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Lead with law
    • Discussion: Limiting liability through positive employee relations
    • Cheat sheet: How to professionally handle uncomfortable/inappropriate workplace situations
    • Assignment: How would you handle these situations?
    • Slides
    • Mid-course check-in
  • 5

    Module 5: Power up performance

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Power up performance
    • Article: "Difficult conversations with employees: 9 crucial rules to remember"
    • Discussion: Difficult conversations
    • Exercise: What would you do?
    • Article: Your Employees Hate Your Performance Review
    • Article: 5 Tips for Providing Employee Feedback
    • Difficult conversation cheat sheet
    • Article: Resolving Workplace Conflict
    • Slides
    • Take action: Give positive feedback
  • 6

    Module 6: Empower employees

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Empower employees
    • Discussion: Team trust
    • Article: Empowering Employees
    • Report: Manager/Supervisor's Role in Change Management
    • Article: "10 Ways Project Managers Stay Organized"
    • Article: Make Your Meetings More Effective
    • Slides
  • 7

    Module 7: Transform time

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Transform time
    • Article and explainer video: "Introducing the Eisenhower Matrix"
    • Discussion: What's in your quadrants?
    • Podcast: How to better manage your time
    • Article: "6 Tips for Delegating Success"
    • Slides
    • Take action: Create an activity log for the week
  • 8

    Module 8: Revolutionize recruitment

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Revolutionize recruitment
    • Handout: Legal vs. illegal interview questions
    • Article: Is cultural fit a part of your recruiting process?
    • Handout: 25 sample interview questions
    • LinkedIn's Interview Question Generator
    • Group coaching call this week! May 29 at 2 p.m. ET
    • Slides
    • Take action: Draft interview questions for a position you're trying to fill
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    Module 9: Orient + onboard

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Orient + onboard
    • The three types of onboarding
    • Article: Employee orientation and onboarding: why it matters
    • Handout: Sample new hire checklist
    • Onboarding check-up worksheet
    • Slides
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    Module 10: Explode engagement

    • Module overview
    • Learning content: Explode engagement
    • Videos
    • Discussion: Free and low-cost ways to recognize employees
    • Article: "How to Engage Employees – A Complete Guide for Managers"
    • Stay interview worksheet
    • Handout: Reasons people leave and how to prevent them
    • eBook: The Definitive Guide to Employee Engagement [optional reading]
    • Slides
    • Worksheets
    • Take action: How will you implement what you've learned?
  • 11

    Continue the conversation

    • You're invited to our New Manager Playground Facebook group!
    • Course feedback

What people are saying

The reviews are in and our clients and participants love the results their managers are getting with our program

Former New Manager Bootcamp student

Key takeaways from the program

Former New Manager Bootcamp student

"My biggest takeaways include how to get employees empowered/engaged more as well as ways to resolve workplace conflict. Thank you for always being available for any questions!”
Former student

Former student

“Trainer was extremely knowledgeable. I want to grow up and be just like her. She did a fantastic job and kept the group engaged.”
Tania Salgado-Nealous, VP HR & Operations, Vectorworks, Inc.

Very engaging delivery

Tania Salgado-Nealous, VP HR & Operations, Vectorworks, Inc.

"I've worked with Amanda for over three years on delivering various training topics to our team of over 200 employees. Each opportunity we have to work with her has been a great experience. Amanda is willing to customize the training content to meet our needs and is very engaging in her delivery.”
Former training participant

5 stars!

Former training participant

“Amanda Haddaway was the best trainer any of us could have asked for. She encouraged everyone to tell their own stories, gave advice and presented the material very well. 5 STARS FOR HER!!!!! JUST AN AMAZING JOB. I came back and told everyone in my office how great she was. She is one of the main reasons I would recommend the training to others in my organization and outside of my organization. Thank you!”
Kathaleen Lucey, Office Manager, LSWG CPAs

Kathaleen Lucey, Office Manager, LSWG CPAs

“Amanda's personality combined with her knowledge, background and communication skills make her an ideal consultant, teacher and coach. I absolutely would tap her first for any HR consulting or training needs.”

About your instructor

Learn from an award-winning trainer and consultant

Amanda Haddaway

Amanda Haddaway

Amanda Haddaway is an award-winning HR consultant and corporate trainer. In her role as the managing director of HR Answerbox, she serves small businesses and start-ups as a talent optimization expert. She has more than 40,000 hours of experience in HR and holds the two highest professional certifications, SPHR and SHRM-SCP, as well as a Master of Jurisprudence degree in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School, a Master’s degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. She has been recognized as the Most Influential Woman in HR Training - USA by Acquisition International and the Gamechanger of the Year (US-East Coast) by ACQ Global Awards. She is also the creator of New Manager Bootcamp and the author of two books.


  • What is the format of the training?

    The training is delivered online via our private classroom platform, which includes course content led by the instructor through recorded video and audio over PowerPoint files, discussion boards, knowledge check questions, exercises and worksheets for maximum student learning.

  • How is training delivered?

    The training is online and asynchronous. Participants receive an email each week alerting them that new content has been released. They are encouraged to complete the module in the week that it becomes available to enhance their overall learning experience and stay on track with their fellow participants.

  • How long is the training?

    Each module will take approximately two hours to complete.

  • How do I know my managers are participating in the online course?

    Managers must complete the current module before they can move on to the next module. At the completion of all 10 modules, a certificate is generated for participants who complete the entire program. We are also happy to email you along the way to alert you of any progress concerns.

  • How will managers be engaged in the learning process?

    The instructor will be a participant in the discussion boards to ensure that questions are answered and there’s a good flow to the discussion. The instructor is also always available via email for individual participant questions.

  • Are participants able to complete the training on their own time?

    Yes, all modules are opened on Mondays and available until the person completes the program. However, we recommend that employers give their managers time to complete the modules during work hours. It’s also helpful to set the expectation internally that managers should complete the training in 10 weeks, and they will need approximately two hours each week to work through content and exercises.

  • What is the investment per participant?

    We have three different pricing options: accelerated, flagship and premium. The three options are detailed below. If this program was offered onsite, we would charge $10,000 per day, or $30,000 for the entire three-day program. In other words, this online version is a bargain for the same content and a very similar learning experience.

  • I still have questions. Who can assist me?

    We are happy to set-up a discovery call to learn more about your organization and your new manager training needs. Please email for more information and to schedule a call.

Pricing options

Our flagship bootcamp is offered 3-4 times each year and runs as a 10-week cohort, where new content is released each Monday. Participants will also be invited to participate in two group coaching calls during the program. This allows them to have real-time interaction with the instructor and other participants. Our premium bootcamp includes all of the benefits of our flagship program plus a printed workbook that's mailed to you, a bonus management book for your new manager library (also mailed to you), and two one-on-one coaching calls (up to 45 minutes each) during or immediately after the program.