California Management Essentials Training

  • 60 minutes
  • 8 training modules
  • Customize training content
  • Additional languages available
  • Meets accessibility standards
  • Auto-save training, mobile-friendly
  • Deliver on Ethena or your LMS (SCORM)

Course Summary

You’ve probably heard it before: People don’t quit jobs; they quit managers. Managers play a key role in building your team’s culture, so having solid training for your frontline management team is crucial to nurturing and retaining high performers.

Ethena’s Management Essentials course is one of the few on the market that covers both soft skills and the law, spanning topics from reasonable accommodations to performance management to providing effective feedback. This course also includes manager topics specifically related to California, including state-specific leaves of absence, plus wage and hour information.

Included Modules:

Introduction to Management Essentials

An introduction to the Management Essentials course, including why it’s important and what we’ll cover.

Performance Management

Performance management is a vital piece of any manager’s responsibilities, so this module will explore best practices to get the most out of your team.

Performance Reviews

A guide to preparing equitable and accurate performance reviews. Tips for both written assessments and performance improvement meetings.

Reporting Harassment as a Manager

Managers play a vital role in helping to prevent harassment as well as reporting incidents. This module outlines ways to mitigate harassment and best practices.

Reasonable Accommodations and Disabilities

Explore reasonable accommodations for employees and job applicants with disabilities according to ADA standards.


Defining “at-will” employment as it applies to U.S. workplaces as well as the most common reasons and best practices around the process of termination.

Leaves of Absence

A guide to preparing equitable and accurate performance reviews, with tips for both written assessments and performance improvement meetings.


A supplementary guide for managers of California-based employees on the California labor laws they should know and follow: regarding leaves of absence, wages and working hours, and overtime pay.

Why is this training important?

Management training is crucial in California due to the state’s dynamic and diverse economy, which includes leading industries such as technology, entertainment, and agriculture. Effective management training equips leaders with the skills necessary to navigate the complexities of these sectors, fostering innovation and competitiveness.

Additionally, the state’s diverse workforce requires managers to be adept in cultural competency and inclusive leadership, ensuring that all employees are motivated and engaged. California’s regulatory environment, including stringent labor laws and environmental standards, further underscores the need for well-trained managers who can ensure compliance and drive sustainable business practices.

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Enhanced hotline and case management suite

Give your team the tools to navigate tricky situations at work.

  • Encourage employees to speak up with misconduct reporting
  • Track and respond to concerns with case management
  • Meet whistleblower hotline requirements (SOX, SOC II, EU Whistleblower Directive)