Course Detail

Maritime Leadership and People Management Duration: 1 Week/s

Course Information

  • Course Price £4260 Plus VAT
  • Location UK Courses
  • Course Code MLPM
  • Course Date 23 Aug - 27 Aug 2021

Course Objectives

The Maritime Leadership course has been specially designed to suit the needs of those working in the maritime and marine sectors. It focuses on the skills and competencies required to manage and lead crew and others in the global shipping, maritime and ports industries. This exciting course provides a systemic grounding in the core skills and principles of managing people with an emphasis in the leadership and professional communication.

Who Should Attend?

All Deck Officers and Engineers, Shore based managers responsible to crewing issues, Human Resource personnel including HR Business Partners in the maritime sector Occupational Health & Safety Professionals in the maritime sector, Maritime Unions, Port Authorities, Associated Marine Industries, etc.


Course Overview

Leadership & Management in the Maritime Sector

  • Approaches to managing crews

  • Leadership & Management – what are the difference?

  • Transformational & Transactional leadership

  • How leadership differs in a maritime environment

  • Your personal style of leadership explored

  • Managing in a multi-cultural environment

  • National culture: how it affects the behaviour of crews

  • Understanding the future generation of crews (Generation’s X & Y)


  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Process Model

  • Barriers to people communication

  • Ship/Shore communication barriers and how to overcome them

  • SOLER Techniques to improve you attending skills

  • Techniques: listening, questioning, body language and proxemics

  • Understanding the role of Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  • Developing your EI

  • Giving feedback to others with EI


  • Managing Behaviour and Performance
  • Motivation & Crews- what the science of work tells us

  • People and their personal life - the impact on work

  • Managing alcohol & other drug issues

  • Dealing with difficult crew members and ship/shore issues

  • Performance management suitable for the maritime sector

  • Performance Improvement Planning (PIP)

  • Managing Good performance

  • Retaining and motivating value people


  • Learning Goal

    This course has been designed to enable participants to
  • List the major topics, concepts, and approaches to managing crews

  • Discuss the ways to minimise communication barriers

  • Describe the key principles of transformational leadership

  • Design a program to appropriately motivate people

  • Differentiate between the various cultural dimensions that crews demonstrate

  • Defend decisions made in relation to discipline and performance management


  • Dynamic presentations support each of the topics together with interactive sessions of discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice these skills.

    Benefits of attending the course

    The global shipping and marine industries face many challenges and difficulties. However, the effective leadership and management of crew remains one of the largest challenges facing the industry. This specialist course will provide the delegates and their organisation with the skills and knowledge to get the most from their people and face the challenges of the next decade.

    Course Materials

    Case studies, DVDS, small group work, exercises and feedback will be used to facilitate learning.