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Have you used any of the below excuses so you didn’t have to delegate a project?

  1. I can do it better myself.
  2. I can do it quicker myself.
  3. Someone else will screw it up.
  4. It will take too much hand-holding. I might as well just do it myself.
  5. There is no one that can do it.
  6. I do not want to overload my team with my work.

It’s a great list of reasons and they all have truth in them. However, the job of a leader is to develop the potential of each team member. According to Professor Thomas Dee of Stanford University delegating is the most underutilized and undeveloped management capability. Yet, managers that delegate increase their team’s overall productivity and provide a path for direct reports to grow professionally. This type of engagement positively affects the whole organization.

Vital Learning’s course on Delegating addresses the attitudinal side of delegation and provides a clear process while developing needed skills. The result? Supervisors develop a delegation strategy that they can immediately implement back on the job.

Delegating Course Overview:

Vital Learning’s Delegation course teaches theory and practical skills to help managers learn how to effectively delegate. Managers will go through a series of Skill Points that will culminate with the manager organizing and running a delegation meeting with one of their direct reports. The skills points will help managers learn how to start a delegation meeting, answer any questions direct reports may have, and establish a plan for the direct report to take ownership of a project.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the role of delegation in regards to time management, resource utilization, job satisfaction, and team productivity.
  2. Use the delegation process to determine which tasks to delegate to team members.
  3. Use the delegation process to decide the best team member to assign the delegated task.
  4. Establish the team member’s responsibility and authority for the delegated task, creating a framework for accountability and personal growth.
  5. Develop and run a delegation plan for a team member.

In-person, Online or Blended learning options

Are you a new manager looking to learn how to effectively delegate projects to your direct reports? Perhaps you are an HR professional looking to bolster your organization’s leadership development program by teaching delegation skills. This course fits both training needs because it is available in multiple formats.

Classroom Learning

Designed for 9-21 leaders. Industry-specific skill training. Physical workbooks

Online Learning

Perfect for individuals or teams. Includes free follow-up tools.

Blended Learning

Fully customizable solution. Combines the best of the in-person and online options.

What does the course cost?

The pricing below is for a single workbook or single online course credit for one leader.

Education pricing is available for workforce development programs through local colleges. Organizations that have 25 or more managers are able to purchase a subscription to the full course. Please email us for details.

Free and engaging follow-up training

Regardless of the training option that you choose, you will receive access to follow-up tools that will help leaders retain and apply what they learn. The tools range from printable handouts that leaders will use as a guide as they apply what they learned on the job.

  1. On-the-job guide – leaders will be able to review key points that will help them during their day-to-day responsibilities as managers.
  2.  Follow-up activities – All courses include 6-weeks of micro-learning activities. These activities are used as competitions when the training is used in a group learning format.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Supervisors, team leaders, and managers. If you or your organization have a position that oversees direct reports and is responsible for them, this course is for you.

Individuals in this position don’t need to be new to the position. This course work is for all managers and supervisors. 


There are separate facilitation materials which include a leader’s guide and powerpoints that trainers and coaches can use to conduct this training.

If your organization doesn’t have access to a trainer, we are able to conduct or recommend someone to run the training.

In-person/blended learning classes: We recommend hosting these classes with 9-21 participants. 

If your organization has too few supervisors or managers, we recommend using the online training.


The classroom or blended learning options use facilitation materials and a leader’s guide so any corporate trainer or consultant is able to buy the materials and use them immediately.

We provide on-demand train-the-trainers to help facilitators and trainers learn the course work. We are also available to answer questions about the course and its application.

The length of the course depends on which format you use:

  • In-person, classroom training takes 4-5 hours
  • Online training takes 1-2 hours
  • Blended Training takes 2-3 hours

All options include 6-weeks of follow-up, micro-learning activities.

Yes! All Leadership Essential courses are SCORM compliant.

If your organization doesn’t have an LMS, we can provide LMS access as a way for you to track which courses your leaders use.

The courses are tailored for office, industrial, and healthcare settings. However, the skills that are covered are the same across these different settings.

Yes! The publisher of this course has partnered with the University of Phoenix and the courses are accredited.

Are You Ready To Start?

Try our pilot package: Buy 20 workbooks and get a free facilitation kit.

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