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Taking on management responsibilities?

Kate Atkin

Kate Atkin

Have you considered a step to the next level at work? Perhaps a move or promotion was on your list of New Year resolutions… but the impetus might have faded or the prospect seems too daunting to act upon.

Why is it that “management” seems so responsible? So difficult? So daunting? Yet to others it can seem exciting, invigorating, challenging and inspiring.

Our speaker, Kate Atkin, took her first management position at the age of 30 and at the time became the youngest, and only female manager, at Barclays Bank in Bene’t Street Cambridge. She dealt with male chauvinism (to put it politely!), managing a difficult staff situation and had a fast learning curve in her specialist subject area of international trade. Since that job, Kate has gained a wealth of experience in training many managers and leaders and in 2008 wrote The Confident Manager based on her own and her course participants’ experiences over the years.

Attending this session will provide you with insights into what works, and what doesn’t, when managing people and will give you the courage and confidence to put yourself forward for the next step in your career.

Kate will cover areas such as delegation, giving feedback and why saying “no” is so vital. You will also pick up tips to develop your confidence and assertiveness levels – both important areas when managing others and dealing with your colleagues and superiors.

Booking for this event has now closed.  If you have any queries, please email

Find out more about Kate Atkin or visit

Tuesday 5th April, 8:00 – 10:00 pm, Wood-Legh Room, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.



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