Notion’s STAR® Manager is an award-winning online management skills training programme developed to improve the capability of anyone with line management responsibility for others, by enabling learners to incorporate coaching-related behaviours into their everyday management style, a skillset that has been shown repeatedly to increase employee engagement, productivity and the performance of teams.

The programme can be completed any time, any place, anywhere and on any device… as long as there’s an internet connection. The programme can be started immediately, can be completed it in as little as 5 months and learners can gain an (optional) Level 4 qualification in the process! There’s no onerous paperwork or assessments, and most of the learning can be easily integrated into the working day. 

If you already have a busy life then fear not, this programme can be completed in bite-sized chunks of just 2 x 30-minute sessions a week.

If you have time for a coffee you now have time for a management development programme!

The programme includes 20 online modules, each 20-45 minutes long.

  • The first 10 modules are focused on developing YOU and YOUR management style
  • The second 10 modules are focused on developing your skills to proactively develop and support OTHERS




5-6 Months


approx. 45-mins to 1-hour

(scheduled whenever it's convenient for you)



Learners have 12 months to complete the programme from registration date

STAR® Manager includes 20 modules covering 2 programmes: STAR® Coach (Modules 1 to 10) and STAR® Manager (Modules 11-20). 

STAR® Coach consists of 10 modules of blended learning content. Becoming a STAR® Coach is all about adopting new behaviours on the way to developing a more engaging style of management. By incorporating the principles of Operational Coaching®, managers begin to develop the situational awareness and the confidence to have great conversations with their team members every day and in the moment.

It's about YOU!

You’ll learn:

✦  About the different ‘helping styles’, where coaching fits and why it works

✦  Why asking questions delivers better, longer-term results than telling or advising

✦  About Notion’s STAR Coaching Model®

✦  How to use triggers to stop your habitual responses to situations

✦  How to ask more insightful and powerful questions

✦  How to listen actively, and intuitively

✦  How to gain commitment from others and to follow-up on the actions they agree 

The journey continues onto STAR® Manager, with a further 10 modules that focus on your skills to develop the capability and performance of others. This is all about taking learners’ skills to the next level enabling them to have more structured developmental conversations with their team members. Developing the confidence to encourage performance improvement in others is at the core of STAR® Manager and engaging with and being able to share accountability by enabling team members to carry more of the load is one key benefit for busy managers.

You’ll learn:

✦ How to empower and enable your direct reports to step-up

✦ About the importance of beliefs and values in affecting behaviour

✦ How to deliver more effective feedback

✦ How to take the challenge out of challenging conversations

✦ How to use a coaching approach to set goals and structure developmental conversations

✦ How to manage 1:1s with team members to ensure that positive progress is being made

It's about OTHERS!

Programme Features

This is not an average e-learning programme! Instead, it’s a fabulous, exciting and engaging experience that really increases management capabilities… and it’s also a lot of fun. One way this is achieved is by incorporating a wide range of activities across the blend. Click the buttons to learn more about each activity.

Interactive drama videos are built into the journey where the learner makes decisions to help some of the managers at a company called ‘Rocket’.

There are 18 different activities across the programme blend, here are just 10 examples. Click on each icon to learn more

What Do You Get With Your Investment?

STAR® Manager is a fully supported development programme and not bits of ad hoc e-learning stuck together. Therefore, in addition to the excellent content you’ll also get full programme management support with our dedicated Mission Control Team.

Their mission is your success.

Detailed below are the elements included within the programme.

20 modules of interactive content containing a blend of 18 different learning activity types

A number of different recorded Programme Assessments

Programme Success Tracker

Dedicated telephone and email support from the Mission Control Team during office hours (Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm UK)

Fortnightly Masterclasses with a Notion Tutor (attendance is optional)

Workplace Missions and Learning Log Reflection exercises

Programme PDF Toolkit

Level 4 Certificate in STAR® Operational Coaching® and Management

Next Steps...

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