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Download the Official Toolkit to make the most of National Management Training Week.

The toolkit includes information about the annual event, ideas regarding how your organization can participate and additional resources to make your week a huge success. 

Why National Management Training Week

Workplace statistics regarding the lack of management development in the workplace and their result on employee retention continue to go unaddressed and therefore unchanged.  There is a critical need for consistent, effective Management Training particularly related to soft-skills for managing the HUMAN element focusing on Transforming the Human in Human Resources®.

National Management Training week was founded in 2020, by Lisa I. Perez, President of HBL Resources, Inc., to bring national awareness to the need for better management training and preparedness in the workplace. She's made it her mission to provide all the elements necessary for managers to have the skills necessary to ensure, "Every Employee Walks out of their office with their dignity intact".

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Management Training Week on July 16, 2020, to be observed annually during the third full week in August to queue up organizational awareness of the training and development processes that are required to address the global need for Management Training.

"Our company has enrolled several of our managers in Lisa’s Complete Manager Makeover. Our Team Members that completed the program have nothing but great things to report about it. They’ve all benefited both personally and professionally from the training material that was presented by Lisa during her courses. I strongly recommend enrolling your company’s managerial Team in Lisa’s Complete Manager Makeover."

Robert Sanchez

Robert E. Sanchez

Regional Operations Manager, United Screening services

The week invests in the knowledge and talents of the people businesses entrust with the role of manager. Every organization, from small businesses to non-profits and civic groups, promote employees internally. Many managers often find themselves in leadership roles because they were performing well in their entry-level position (or line-level job).

According to Bloomleaders, 77% of corporations experienced leadership gaps in 2019. Employees typically seek jobs at companies that have leadership development, statistics show. But employers seek candidates that already have some form of leadership skills. This is because management doesn't want to spend the time or money to train employees to develop their leadership skills. Because of this never-ending (not to mention vicious!) cycle, the stats just keep on getting worse and worse. Therefore the primary goal of the week is to help businesses place management skills before leadership. By giving managers the tools and skills to be managers and supervisors, they will lead their teams to success.

Another key goal behind the week is Transforming the Human in Human Resources®. Lisa I. Perez, our founder, says no matter how tough the conversation, she wants "every employee to walk out of their manager's office with their dignity intact." 

National Management Training Week hopes to create productive conversations in our workforce that lead to improved management training practices and the development of excellent managers.

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Businesses, organizations, and employees are invited to join the celebration. Review your current internal promotion process and consider how it can be improved. Other ways to take part in the week include:

Launching an internal succession planning process
Creating a mentor/protégée program
Sharing a gentle reminder of internal training programs your business offers
Create an annual training schedule
Assign managers in development to special projects
Launch a job shadow process within your organization

Official Dates

2024 August 18-24
2025 August 24-30
2026 August 16-22
2027 August 15-21
2028 August 20-26
2029 August 19-25
2030 August 18-24
2031 August 17-23

Employers and employees can boost their potential and resources by taking proactive actions to improve their business' management outlook.

Share your experiences, learning, training, and participation by using #NationalManagementTrainingWeek or #NMTW24 on social media too.

Lisa I. Perez

About Lisa I. Perez

Lisa I. Perez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the founder of National Management Training Week, and HBL Resources, Inc., a full service HR consulting firm and the parent company of The Complete Manager Makeover®.  consulting firm. She brings over 30 years of HR experience and serves as a trusted advisor, trainer, or consultant to a broad range of organizations. Her mission is Transforming the Human in Human Resources® through The Complete Manager Makeover® management training system and its memberships. 

Her commitment to growth and development emerged early in her career, when she started in hospitality as a front desk clerk, progressed within the HR discipline, and accomplished the role of Corporate Director of Recruitment and Succession Planning within 10 years. The founder also believes in giving back; therefore, proceeds from The Complete Manager Makeover products and services are donated towards installing clean water filters in Kenya and Uganda, Africa.

Lisa has been named the winner of two Silver Stevie® Awards, in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in The 18th Annual American Business Awards® and Human Resources Professional of the Year in The 2020 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.  The firm focuses on HR Consultation, HR Administration, and its founder's true passion, Training, and Development. HBL Resources is designated as an approved provider of recertification credit programs from both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Engage With Us to Join the Movement

The Complete Manager Makeover® community, memberships and courses are based on its core curriculum and the author’s almost 30 years of experience. They offer management and leadership development training that provides relevant, practical and essential support to strengthen managerial skills used at every stage of the employee life cycle including:  recruitment, interviewing, onboarding, development, retention, separation and so much more!