Management Essentials Training

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People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers. Managers play a key role in building your team’s culture, so having solid manager training is crucial to nurturing and retaining high performers. Whether your managers are brand new or seasoned experts, the essentials never go out of style.

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What’s covered in Ethena’s Management Essentials training?

This course covers how managers can set their reports up for success, what effective feedback looks like, mitigating harassment in the workplace, performance management skills, reasonable accommodations, and how to manage leaves of absence and terminations.

  • 40 minutes
  • 9 training modules
  • Additional languages available
  • Customize content
  • Created with tech companies and managers of all experience levels in mind
  • Deliver via Ethena’s LMS or your LMS solution

Topics Included

  • Mitigating Harassment in the Workplace
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Reviews
  • Reasonable Accommodation & Disabilities
  • Terminations
  • Leaves of Absence

California-Specific Topics

  • Leaves of Absence in California
  • Wage and Hour Basics in California

Available Mini-Courses

  • Expectations Setting
  • Solution-Oriented Coaching
  • Effective Feedback
  • Navigating Difficult Times (coming soon)
  • Micromanagement (coming soon)
  • Managing Hybrid Teams (coming soon)
  • Inclusive Leadership (coming soon)

Skills learned

  • Learners will come away with actionable tips and tools to hone their soft skills, from how to deliver difficult feedback to how to handle leaves of absence and terminations.
  • This course prepares managers for their legal obligations, such as reporting or making reasonable accommodations.
  • Using real-world examples and inclusive scenarios, managers will understand how their role can make an impact on both their direct reports and your company’s bottom line.
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Why train your teams on Management Essentials?

Your managers are your company’s bedrock. They have a huge impact on team productivity and morale, but many have never received any formal training. Our Management Essentials training educates your managers both on their legal obligations and on key skills like performance management to get them ready for primetime.


Real skills for managers

From performance management to giving effective feedback, this course helps people managers sharpen the fundamental skills needed to be their best.


Keep the law in mind

It’s not just soft skills, this course also covers the essential legal landscape around leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, and harassment.


Invest in your people

Effective leaders are good for business–people like working for great managers! Providing Management Essentials training is an investment in your organization’s future success.

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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)

Workplace training that gets done
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