LSE Manager

Developing LSE for everyone

The School is committed to supporting the development of all our staff, strengthening and enhancing the supporting services and infrastructure across the School to enable the whole LSE community to thrive and perform at their best, and ensuring we continue to attract the highest quality researchers, educators and professional services staff from around the world.

The LSE Manager is designed to support Professional Services Staff (PSS) to be as effective as possible in the people management part of their role.  The programme is designed for all new PSS people managers who have either: 

  • been promoted into a people management role at LSE for the first time (within the last six months) or
  • been appointed externally to the School to a people management role (within the last six months)

All the information is below, but if you have any further questions or comments, please contact us at

Programme overview

This is a 9-12 month guided and blended development programme which includes a number of core elements designed to support individuals in developing themselves into their management role. Delivery is through a combination of lunch time workshops, personal reading, online modules and suggested training courses.

The programme covers:

  • the role of the Professional Services people manager at LSE
  • the style of people management at LSE
  • the key behaviours of an LSE people manager
  • an understanding of key people policies and procedures
  • an understanding of other key relevant policies and procedures
  • managing performance effectively
  • how to ensure you are managing safely and sustainably
  • developing a personal and professional development plan for your role

Further information on each module is provided within the course brochure, available here.

How to book

The first cohort for this programme is now full, however due to high demand, we are now taking bookings for a second cohort due to launch in May 2019.  Colleagues interested in joining cohort two should speak to their line manager and ensure they are available to attend workshops on the following dates:

  • 23 May 2019
  • 21 August 2019
  • 28 January 2020

Expressions of interest should then be placed here by Wednesday 17 April 2019.

Key documents

View the course brochure here.

A checklist is also available here.

Our guide to creating your Personal Development Plan is also available here.