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What is STAR® Manager?

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.

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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


3 - 5 Months


1 or 2 hours

(e.g. 2 x 30 mins)

Learners have 12 months to complete the programme from registration date

The programme starts with 10 modules of blended learning content to develop your day-to-day management skills and your ability to coach others, naturally, ‘in the moment’

STAR Coach

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 programme continues with a further 10 modules that focus on your skills to develop the capability and performance of others

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

STAR Manager

It's about OTHERS!     

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Programme Features

This is not your average e-learning programme! Instead, it's a fabulous, exciting and engaging experience that really increases your 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.

There is a quiz every 3-4 modules to check understanding and provide some guidance ahead of each assessment.

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

Reflection is a key part of learning and critical to any behavioural change, yet most virtual learning programmes completely miss this aspect. STAR® Manager has reflection integrated into every module.

The Learning Log is a highly innovative part of the programme to embed new skills via guided learning exercises that build into a detailed private journal.

Each module has a range of different interactive e-learning exercises to keep the learner engaged and actively participating.

In addition to several self-assessment exercises, at the end of each set of 10 modules, there is a formal assessment. You need to achieve a 70% pass mark to continue through the programme.

Learning Circles are an optional part of the programme and a unique opportunity to work directly with a world-class tutor and a small group of 2-3 fellow learners in a live virtual classroom.

After every module, the learner is set a work-based mission to incorporate into their role and practise the skills they have just learned.

Learners can participate in the forum to share learnings, best practice and engage with colleagues who are also on the programme.

Key concepts, models, exercises and tools can all be downloaded as PDFs and turned into a fantastic toolkit and ongoing resource bank.

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 Client Success 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


Fortnightly Masterclasses with a Notion Tutor (attendance is optional)


A number of different recorded Programme Assessments


Workplace Missions and Learning Log Reflection exercises


Programme Success Tracker


Programme PDF Toolkit


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

Level 4 Certificate

Optional Level 4 Certificate in STAR Operational Coaching and Management

Next Steps...

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