Management Essentials Training

  • 50 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 and leaves of absence to performance management and providing effective feedback.

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.

Why is this training important?

Proper training for people managers is essential for cultivating effective leadership and fostering a productive and positive workplace culture. Well-trained managers possess the skills necessary to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics, resolve conflicts, and motivate their teams, leading to higher employee engagement and satisfaction. They’re also equipped to provide constructive feedback, support professional development, and ensure that performance standards are met, which collectively enhance overall organizational performance.

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Flexible integrations and training delivery

Deliver training exactly where you want with hundreds of integrations.

  • Host Ethena training on our LMS or yours
  • HRIS integrations for seamless employee management
  • Email, Slack and ZoomChat training notifications


Easy and accurate reporting tools

Our analytics dashboards track training completion and provide in-depth reports.

  • Slice metrics by department, location or role
  • Export reports for regulators or third parties
  • Dive deeper with custom analytics


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)