SkillSoft Topic of the Month: First Time Manager Essentials

This set of modules is for anyone who is new to a supervisory role. The three one-hour modules below will give you success strategies for the various facets of management. The first module addresses myths and truths of management, recognizes constraints and offers strategies for dealing with common mistakes. The second module gives you insights on how to establish credibility, offers new management success techniques and teaches you how to bring techniques that worked with coworkers into this new role as manager. The third module helps you how to meet organizational expectations and how to create a strong relationship with your boss. The fourth module is a 20-minute challenge video course that explores how to create a transition strategy for moving into management. Taking all four will help ensure you are ready for your role as a new manager.

  • Understanding a Manager’s Role – Course Number: mgmt_16_a01_bs_enus
  • Challenges – Course Number: mgmt_16_a02_bs_enus
  • Meeting Expectations-Course Number: mgmt_16_a03_bs_enus
  • Making the Move Into Management – Course Number: _pc_ch_lach029

Visit the UMBC SkillSoft website for a quick start Guide, FAQs and the link to log in to SkillPort.

For more information about the Business Exploration Series courseware, click here.

To schedule a department presentation about using SkillSoft for professional development, call ext. 5-6262 or email

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