Managing & Leading your Workforce during an Economic Downturn

An Intensive 3-day Training Course

Managing & Leading your Workforce
during an Economic Downturn

Managing & Leading your Workforce during an Economic Downturn

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The global economy is experiencing an economic downturn that is having a major impact on all industries and all organisations. This has also had significant impact or potential impact on the workforce. This impact can be both practical and psychological. Possible impacts can range from employee turnover (with your best people leaving), increased absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’, more accidents and safety violations, poor performance, workplace bullying, stress and mental health issues, ethical violations and other serious issues.

This dynamic and contemporary course will focus on the practical solutions and application of best practices for managing and leading your workforce during the present economic downturn, but it will also focus on skills and practices applicable to all future crisis and major changes. This course is suitable for all managers and leaders at all levels.

This training course will highlight:

  • Practical solutions and application of best practices for managing and leading your workforce during the present economic downturn
  • Developing appropriate services and strategies to retain valuable employees
  • The importance of good leadership and management in times of change

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the potential impact of the economic downturn on your workforce
  • Analyze the best strategies to deal with this impact in a proactive and constructive way
  • Develop an action plan to implement programs and interventions to improve retention, employee health and welfare and performance during the economic downturn

Who is this Training Course for?

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • All Leaders, Managers and Supervisors
  • Anyone moving into a leadership role
  • People who want the latest information on leadership and management related to the economic downturn
  • Those interested in developing their career in leadership and management

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course will utilize a variety of adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding and retention of the information presented. This will include group and individual activities, case studies and practical exercises. This will be facilitated through direct input, discussion and encouragement to critically appraise the ideas presented. Delegates will be encouraged to interact and engage with the course by exploring, discussing and debating the findings and conclusions of group activities using their own work related experiences.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Leadership in a Time of Crisis and Transformation
  • An overview of the causes and impacts of the economic downturn
  • The importance of transformational leadership
  • Leadership and management – how they differ and why it matters
  • Is empowerment & engagement possible during economic downturn
  • Ethical violations and how to prevent them
  • Why change leadership is essential
Day Two: Managing Employee Problem & Issues
  • Absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’
  • Essential human factors in occupational health & safety issues
  • Poor performance and its link to change
  • Preventing workplace bullying
  • Stress and wellbeing
  • Mental health issues in the workplace
Day Three: Developing Services and Strategies to Retain Valuable Employees
  • Why do good people leave?
  • Effective retention strategies
  • What level of turnover is ‘good’?
  • Talent management & succession planning essentials
  • Supporting employees with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Personal action planning


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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