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Manager Acceleration Programme (MAP)

Our Management Acceleration Programme (MAP) activates manager thinking, grows manager knowledge and builds manager competence. Suitable for new to middle managers, it provides a solid foundation on which to build a strong management career. 

Who is MAP for?

This programme is run for groups of managers and is not an individual programme.

The MAP programme is in demand for cohorts of managers from a single company: we customise the content to the industry and environment of the company. Each candidate undergoes a full 360-degree analysis with written report. MAP is no longer offered as an open, public programme.

Previous participant testimonials

"I found all sessions very helpful and useful. They all align with my current role and responsibilities."

"Thoroughly enjoyed the programme content, objectives and learning outcomes. The course helped practically solve some real issues throughout the year."

"The programme also gave me a more thorough knowledge of different aspects of management. Techniques on these invaluable!"

Employees of the Waste Management team group


  • Identify your key customers and learn how to engage them
  • Convert customers into advocates
  • Understand how to interpret the company’s “story” through its accounts
  • Identify business problems by studying the balance sheet
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to a range of audiences
  • Learn how to initiate, plan, deliver and complete projects effectively
  • Map, analyse and find ways to improve the business processes in your company
  • Master the operations management of your company and identify problem areas
  • Learn to understand yourself and other people use your knowledge to build a strong team
  • Understand what leadership means and how to motivate a team

Duration, location and dates

The MAP programme is designed around your business needs. The programme is run in-house for companies and the content is adjusted to meet your business circumstances. The selection and content of the modules is negotiated with you and the format and frequency of the delivery is agreed with you. If you would prefer the course to be delivered away from your premises, we have a wide range of venues across the country to choose from.

More detail on course modules

From leadership skills and customer engagement to effective communication and improving business processes the Management Acceleration Programme modules will give you the management knowledge and skills to activate your career.

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Case Study

Waste Management takes the lead in developing managers

Waste Management management groupWaste Management leaders Patrick Clancy, Anna Barrett and Jitesh Singh were enthusiastic participants in the MAP programme devised and delivered by Massey’s Business School.

Waste Management, a leader in waste technology, is also setting the pace when it comes to developing its managers.

For the last four years, the company’s most talented managers have been selected for the Management Activation Programme (MAP) developed for Waste Management by Massey’s Business School. The programme is delivered by Massey in cohort format on various Waste Management sites across the country.

Participants in the year-long programme are given workplace-specific modules which cover finance, leadership, communication, design thinking and project management among others. The outcomes for the business have been significant.

“Managers who have attended our customised MAP programme have found it invaluable. They have appreciated the quality and the calibre of the lecturers and the relevance of the material to their roles,” says Sharon Scott, National Corporate Services and HR manager for Waste management.

The MAP programme is offered as an in-house option and has a very wide range of modules from which a company can choose. These modules are further customised to the industry and the particular processes or problems faced by the company.

One participant stated, “I thoroughly enjoyed the programme content, objectives and learning outcomes. The course helped practically solve some real issues throughout the year."

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