Axio Development

Delegation Skills Training Course

Course Overview

This practical delegation skills training course equips participants with the skills and a comprehensive range of tools that enable them to be more effective when delegating and to effectively assign accountability and authority to others. They will learn how to do this whilst understanding that they must still retain overall responsibility, whilst ensuring that the people they delegate to are in no doubt as to what is expected of them.

This delegation skills training course gives participants the ability to effectively assign task, responsibility and authority to others in their team. They will learn all of the steps in delegation and the ability to get things done by using the work and time of other people.

Effective delegation is a critical skill for directors, managers and supervisors. If you or your team members are guilty of not delegating effectively, keeping too many tasks to yourself either through not knowing how to delegate or wanting to control every aspect of your role, then you are possibly ineffective as a manger and are not getting the best from the resources around you – your people.

This delegation skills training course will enable to you change the way you operate, be more effective as a manger and deliver better, faster results.

Defining delegation

  • Why managers don’t delegate
  • Challenges with delegation
  • The benefits of delegation

Distinguishing effective and ineffective delegation

  • Managers past experiences of delegation
  • How not to delegate
  • Learning from this exercise
  • Preparing a  pre-delegation checklist

The steps to effective delegation

  • Six steps to effective delegation
  • Selecting the right person to delegate to
  • Assigning tasks for delegation
  • The delegation meeting/conversation
  • Results vs task – understanding the difference
  • Developing action plans for the delegated task
  • Follow up and accountability
  • Developing all team members through delegation

Monitoring progress and giving feedback

  • Questions for reviewing progress
  • Reviewing performance
  • Giving feedback and recognition

Applying the learning

  • Identifying your team’s skills using a skills matrix
  • Identifying tasks for delegation

Reviewing the learning and next steps

  • Review of course learning 
  • Planning for future delegation
  • Course feedback


This course is suitable for:

  • Delegation skills training is ideal for all colleagues above first level roles wanting to enhance their own and their teams productivity and focus on crucial goals and targets. It is also for those who want to develop skills in their team members and see a better return on the investment the business has made

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Questions about the Delegation Skills Course

Learning to delegate effectively frees you up for the more important tasks, and empowers your people. Delegating work to your team is a key element of getting things done. 

  1. Decide which tasks you are ready and able to delegate. 
  2. Select the best person to delegate to based around skill development and ability.
  3. Prepare a delegation plan.
  4. Decide which is most important – method or outcome.
  5. Give clear assignments and instructions. 
  6. Set a definite completion date.
  7. Follow-up regularly to ensure progress. 
  8. Give credit and feedback when results are achieved.
  9. Delegate responsibility and authority, not just the task.

After completing this course, participants will have:

  • Defined delegation and understood what are the barriers which stop managers from delegating
  • Articulate the benefits of effective delegation and describe the effects of good delegation
  • Identified tasks that can be delegated and whether the method or the outcome is the most important
  • Practiced how to select the right person for the task
  • Practiced delegation in a variety of differing scenarios
  • Developed a process to review progress and give effective, motivational feedback

If you need to get more from your people and yourself and concentrate on the important tasks for your role instead of doing the work that others should and could be doing, then this course will support you in this and give you the tools to become a better manager and leader.

This is a half day course.

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Cities We've Trained People In

With over 18 years in business, Axio Development has been developing people’s delegation skills in, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, London and many more locations 

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