Best Free Manager Training Courses

Find the best online Free Manager Training Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

The Manager’s Guide to Effective One on One Meetings

Frameworks and strategies to hold effective 1:1 meetings to help you grow and develop your employees

Created by Shelley Osborne - Learning & Development Expert, Ed Tech Evangelist

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Students: 20861, Price: Free

One on one meetings don't have the best reputation. They're rarely structured and often don't feel very productive or rewarding.  As a result, many managers end up dreading their one on one meetings, or not holding them at all.  Yet one on ones are crucial to making your employees feel valued, giving them a space work through problems with their manager, give and receive feedback, and grow and develop their career.  As a manager, you might be wondering how you can make your one on ones more productive, more structured, and more rewarding, for both yourself and your employees, but don't know where to start.

In this course, the Udemy Learning and Development team shares frameworks and strategies, as well as tools and resources you can use to make your one on ones not only effective, but excellent. 

In "The Manager's Guide to Effective One on One Meetings," you will gain: 

  • An understanding of the different types of one on ones and their purpose.
  • Concrete tools and tips that you can implement in your one on ones today.
  • Worksheets that you can use with your direct reports to help them with their day-to-day projects and career development.
  • Frameworks to make it easier to give feedback to your employees.

Holding effective one on ones is a crucial management skill that makes your team more productive in reaching company goals, and each of your team members more happy in their day-to-day work.

In this course, you will not only hear best practices for holding one on ones from Udemy's Head of Learning & Development, Shelley Osborne, but also get tactical tips from some of Udemy's best managers. 

We're thrilled to invite you to be a part of this engaging online training! 

Management and Leadership – Modern Leaders Training

Tools and practical skills for the modern leader

Created by KG Butler - Leadership Consultant and Author

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Students: 12394, Price: Free

This is NOT your parents' leadership course. This is a course specifically created to tackle what it takes to be a leader in a rapidly changing world. Today, being a leader is no longer about your job title or your years of experience. Today’s top modern leaders have learned to inspire others to create, be more competitive and to innovate -- with or without the job title. We explore the concept of the modern leader, and how true leadership can stem from all areas of society, no matter your background, education, gender, or ethnicity.

What is a Leader? This is the central question within this course. We’ll help you to answer this question by getting to the heart of where you are in your personal leadership journey. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, looking to step up to the next level in your career or just starting your leadership journey, this course will get you there. We help you to understand who you are as a leader today (even if you don’t feel like you are a leader yet). We’ll also give you the critical tools to recognize and seize leadership moments in your life.

By taking control of your future and joining this engaging online workshop, you will:

  • Learn modern leadership approaches and how to apply them to your own leadership journey.

  • Learn to effectively lead others by understanding the purpose for you and those around you.

  • Perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn how to kickstart your leadership journey, while creating the balance between career and the other important aspects of your life

The course is built around understanding what it takes to lead in a global economy, where many of the ‘old rules’ of leadership no longer apply. Through a series of engaging videos and conversations, we will introduce you to ideas that will help you lead people and yourself through any challenge or change.

This course is a balance of self-exploration and practical tools. You should be prepared to roll up your sleeves to put in the work for controlling your own destiny. If you are looking for a course to tell you what to say (verbatim), this course is probably not for you. But if you are looking for the keys to solving today’s leadership challenges with practical tools that will work for you now and well into the future, this course is for you. Let’s get started!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in leading, influencing or inspiring others

  • Anyone looking to learn the modern tools and techniques for leading in today’s evolving work environment

  • This is not a course for people seeking an easy path, quick fix or overnight success

What this course offers

  • Modern leadership principles that are critical to stepping up as a leader.

  • Tools that allow you to adjust your approach to handle any leadership situation

  • Ways you can take concrete steps to become a better leader, regardless of your current experience or title with an organization

Comments By Students.

“This course has opened my mind to being a great leader both in my community, career and family.”

“I enjoyed every bit of the class. The instructor was very articulate in its delivery and the use of simple analogies has made the course easily understandable.”

“This is an excellent course for managers, leaders and everyone else striving to be a leader!”

Better management through understanding yourself

Learn how to manage and lead a team through first knowing and understanding yourself as a manager.

Created by Christa Van Greuning - Marketing Consult & Enthusiast, Instructor at Udemy, Writer

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Students: 11602, Price: Free

One of the most complicated and challenging tasks facing any manager, new or experienced, is managing people.   Getting a team of distinctly diverse employees to come together and deliver superior work is hard.  The workplace is complex and diverse.  It is always changing and being able to adapt to these changes is crucial to being a successful manager. Be a better manager: Better management through understanding yourself provides the skills and understanding that will enable you to develop high-performing and effective teams of satisfied and productive people by first getting to know yourself, your beliefs and your values.  

An organization cannot reach its goals and objectives without effective, efficient and productive people.  Building strong successful teams is therefore of great importance.  Great teams of employees are created through exceptional leadership and management.  Being an exceptional manager and leader starts with understanding and managing yourself.  

During this course you will learn:

  • How to develop self-awareness 
  • How to develop and use emotional intelligence
  • How to develop and apply assertiveness
  • How to examine and adjust your limiting assumptions
  • How to develop you personal and professional values
  • How to develop your professional mission statement and managerial goals

Interview Training for Hiring Managers and Teams

Create a world-class candidate experience, master the art of the interview, and find the right people for your team.

Created by Elizabeth Shober - Head of Talent, Udemy

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Students: 6873, Price: Free

Have you ever been asked to interview candidates for a role on your team, but didn't really know where to start? Were you unclear about how to review a resume or what questions you should ask?

Many employees are asked to be part of a hiring panel with little to no training on how to actually prepare for and conduct interviews, or how to adequately assess candidates. This course is built for both hiring team members and hiring managers who need an efficient yet effective primer on the interview process and tactical tips for conducting interviews and evaluating candidates.

In my 20 years of recruiting, I've conducted thousands of interviews, worked with hundreds of candidates, and helped dozens of teams find the right people for the job. In my current role as Head of Recruiting at Udemy, I oversee a team of recruiters, sourcers, and coordinators and teach the larger organization about interviewing best practices. I'm excited to share my knowledge and experience with you!

In this course, you will:

  • Discover how you can create a 5-star candidate experience

  • Determine your company's Employer Value Proposition (EVP) and how to use it to attract talent

  • Review the most relevant steps of the hiring process and your role/responsibility during each

  • Learn a strategy for reviewing resumes and developing interview questions from them

  • Identify when to use technical, cultural, and behavioral questions to get the information you need

  • Dive deep into the on-site interview, with tips for what to do before, during, and after

  • Assess a candidate's fit by considering the evidence you have and evaluating competencies

  • Reliably interview within the law by determining what you can and can't ask

Finding a good fit for a position is important to ensure your team can do its best work with the best people. If you are part of the interview panel, you play a large role in making sure both you and the candidate get what they need out of the interview experience. Having a game plan for your interviews will prepare you to serve this role, and this course will provide you with the knowledge you need to help your team find that perfect fit.

Throughout this course, you'll apply the skills you'll need to successfully interview. You'll practice reading resumes to glean the information you'll need to prepare for your interview. You'll dive into some role play scenarios to see behavioral interviewing in action. I've provided resources you can download to help prepare for your interviews. I've also gotten some of my best recruiters to share insights on their interviewing techniques.

If you're ready to nail your upcoming interviews and help your team find the right people, join me in this course!

How to be a People Manager : The Best Boss ever

Learn the essential skills to manage People and Team, Managing with Empathy and Situational Awareness or Leadership

Created by Abhisek Gupta - HR Leader, Author, Leadership & Management Coach, PM and OD

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Students: 1973, Price: Free

How to be a People Manager: Learn the essential skills to manage People and Team, managing with Empathy and Situational Awareness or Leadership

This course offers a full understanding of the essential skills required to be a People Manager, Managing the Team, Individuals, Mastering the skill of structured communication focused to People Management, Managing with Empathy and Situational Leadership or awareness. There is a engaging quiz to understand the effectiveness of the course and assignment of identification of skill required to manage different workplace situation, self assessment of situational leadership. You can download the complete guide to manage and engage your workforce with empathy.

At the end of the course you will not only learn the skills required to be a successful People Manage but also will be able to access the current level of understanding and self leadership behavioral traits.

Section 1 : Introduction

  1. Introduction

  2. Skills of a People Manager

Section 2 : Managing Team, People and Mentoring

  1. Managing Team and Teamwork

  2. Managing Team Members

  3. Communicate and Listen to Manage

Section 3 : Managing with Empathy and Situational Awareness

  1. Managing with Empathy

  2. Situational Awareness and Leadership

Section 4 : Coursework

  1. People Management Awareness Quizz

  2. Assignment for People Management Skill

  3. Ways to Develop Empathy as a People Manager

  4. Self Assessment for Situational Leadership