Effective Delegation

Delegation refers to the transfer of responsibility for specific tasks from one person to another.

From a management perspective, delegation occurs when a manager assigns specific tasks to their employees. By delegating those tasks to team members, managers free up time to focus on higher-value activities while also keeping employees engaged with greater autonomy.

In this topic we focus on how to delegate tasks the right way using a five step process (and free up your busy schedule to focus on more important activities).

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Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-ED

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for groups and teams

This course is focused on the important management skill of delegating effectively. You will have the opportunity to practice delegating one of your own tasks in a safe and supportive environment, following a comprehensive five-stage structure that covers: identifying tasks to delegate, who to delegate to and why, how to brief in a task monitoring progress and giving feedback upon completion. You will leave with a clear plan for delegating a specific task from your own to-do list to a named individual.

This course is suitable for people with management responsibility who would like to practice how to use effective delegation as a tool to facilitate their own time management and to develop and motivate others.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify tasks that can and can‘t be delegated
  • Select an appropriate person to delegate to, based on competence and commitment
  • Analyse the task and the individual to choose the right approach to delegation
  • Set a clear objective for a task to be delegated
  • Carry out an effective briefing conversation, using four simple steps
  • Implement an appropriate monitoring system
  • Deliver motivational and constructive feedback upon completion of a task

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

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$ 775.00 (+ VAT)

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Bitesize Sessions

Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Delegating for Results

Delegating for Results

Course Code: VILT-DR

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

Delegation is not just telling somebody to do something for you; it’s about sharing or transferring responsibility for a task (and its outcome) to a direct report or team member, while retaining the accountability for yourself.
Being able to delegate effectively boosts your efficiency by allowing you to allocate responsibility to somebody who may have better skills, knowledge, or experience; it may also provide you with a different perspective and a new approach.
Delegation also plays a key part in both motivation and development, giving people the opportunity to learn new skills or increase their knowledge at the same time as fulfilling an important task.
Although delegation is a critical leadership tool, it’s often underused because leaders frequently fear letting go or losing control. Don’t let this happen to you! On this workshop, you‘ll learn how to delegate effectively, not only improving your team’s productivity but also growing your ability to develop others and help them take on new and greater responsibilities. You’ll also create more time and space for yourself to work on the higher-order tasks that are vital for your success and the success of your organization.


  • Have you tried delegating before but did not get the results you needed to see?
  • Is there something stopping you from delegating more, but you’re not sure what it is or how to move past it?
  • Have you got people on your team with great skills and/or great potential, and you’d like to help them grow?
  • Would you like to free up some time so you can focus on higher-value and longer-term strategic projects?
  • Explain how delegation can benefit you and your team
  • Overcome the barriers that may stop you from delegating
  • Hold effective delegation briefing and debriefing conversations
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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.



Core content

  • Delegation Infographic
  • Effective Delegation Fluidbook
  • Making Delegation Work Podcast
  • I need to delegate more - Thrive in five
  • Delegation Quiz
  • Delegation Scenario Cards
  • Applying what you have learned about Delegation
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See our engaging content in action

Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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Use our building blocks approach to create a customized program to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need.
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Step 1

Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)


Step 2

Consider what blocks you want to customize (to make it your own)


Step 3

Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)


Step 4

We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customize what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
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  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning program; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform license
Personalisation for live events:
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  • Tailored
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  • Fully customized
Bespoke content creation:
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  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
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  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

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