Training: First Time Managers – How to be Successful Leaders in an International Company

April 13, 2017


This workshop is designed for young professionals accessing for the first time a management position with team responsibility within an international company. The first part is an introduction to the topic aimed at getting participants quickly to the job. The second workshop will focus on assessing progress and deepening the knowledge.

The originality of the program lies in the fact that while rooted in the Chinese culture and applying western leadership as well as management theories, it will also use other practical breathing and movement-based techniques to heighten effectiveness. It will be facilitated in a coaching mode.

Participants will learn how to adopt the right posture when leading their new team as well as when interacting with top managers. They will discover how to lead their members towards performance, they will also practice to unleash their own potential. Participants will design their own action plan at the end of each module.


Workshop objectives:


  • Developing crediblity when interacting with top managers
  • Further developing personal leadership
  • Improving communication skills to increase impact and motivation
  • Learning and applying team dynamics with focus on results


Facilitation style:


  • Highly engaging with many practical exercices followed by a debriefing session
  • Facilitation language: English (with Chinese sprinkling)
  • PPT language: English and Chinese
  • Duration: (One day) plus one day – 9:00 am-5:30 pm including one hour for lunch
  • Number of participants: Up to 10




  • Introduction

    • Introducing the program, its objectives, agenda, and timing
    • Participants expectations towards the program

  • Debriefing the application period within the company

    • Reviewing key concepts
    • What has worked? What needs to be further developed? The group will share best practices.

  • Deepening one’s leadership skills - Focus on you

    • One specific exercise based on the outcome of the group’s feedbacks and specific needs (Setting limits, delegation etc.)
    • Managing disruptive emotions in a tense situation

  • Developing managerial skills and growing one’s team with increased communication skills

    • Celebrating successes
    • Dealing with conflict and difficult people
    • Persuading and influencing others using the most appropriate style

  • Leadership in team work and project mode situations

    • Fostering trust
    • Solving a problem together
    • Developing mutual support and team fighting spirit

  • Wrap-up and drawing a personal action plan with key steps to success




Sylvie Tournier 席乐薇
Senior Consultant, Trainer, and Coach
MBA University of Connecticut, USA CTI co-active coaching certificate


Sylvie is an enthusiastic Mandarin speaking consultant specializing in crosscultural communication, management, and leadership with 20 years of business experience in global environments. She has worked in her career with managers from over 40 nationalities.

She consults, trains, and coaches for global companies across activity sectors. She is passionate about helping managers and leaders meet their challenges and contributing to increase the company’s overall performance. She accompanies many young western leaders dealing with China and young Chinese leaders dealing with the West. She finally teaches at ESSEC business school continuous education.

She moved to China 2005-2008, managing teams and leading business activities in Shanghai. She has also lived and worked in France, USA, and Germany. She currently resides by Paris, France, traveling to other parts of Europe and China on a regular basis.


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