Waitrose Foundation At Work

Training Programmes: ‘People Management for Line Managers in Agriculture’

August 2022

On 30 and 31 August we hosted a two day training course at Goudini Spa, near Rawsonville, presented by Waitrose Foundation CEO, Kobus Visagie. This is a programme rolled out in various regions across Southern Africa, for the benefit of our grower partners and specifically focused on management skills for line managers.

We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with each participant and hearing their unique contributions during the sessions. Their insightful comments and questions demonstrated that they were deeply engaged with the content. From the feedback received after the two days’ training concluded, it was clear that the attendees derived a lot of value from the training and were looking forward to the practical application on return to work.

The programme content includes: The Line Managers’ role in People Management; Line Managers and their Worker Communities; developing one’s own Management Style; Motivation; Productivity; Job Design; Managing the Job Environment of Subordinates; Managing their Job Content; Management by Objective; Job Satisfaction; Performance Management; Management of Underperformance; and Leadership vs Management.