Published: February 11, 2016

Kineo Releases A New Solution For Developing Front-Line Managers

Kineo launches ManagementPlus; a blended solution for developing front-line managers that beyond simple content delivery to bridge assessment, learning and application and deliver business results.


Amber Hodges

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Kineo Releases a New Solution for Developing Front-Line Managers

Chicago, IL, February 9, 2016

Kineo and The Oxford Group have collaborated to deliver ManagementPlus, a new approach to developing front-line managers that leads participants through change journeys which culminate in demonstrated proficiency on the job.

“Our conversations with leadership development managers uncovered that they were frustrated with today’s offerings, feeling that current programs do not effectively bridge from learning to practical on-the-job application. They also said they had to choose separate organizations to source in-person and digital elements and no matter what they chose it would take significant effort for them to configure separate offerings for use in their organization.” said Matt Johnson, Global Managing Director of City & Guilds Kineo.

A Comprehensive Solution

To ensure results, ManagementPlus provides an integrated set of assessments, training, practice exercises, reflections, and management reports which are smoothly integrated via an easy-to-use portal. ManagementPlus is available in online and blended versions that address the key competencies that new front-line managers require.

“We’re pleased to bring this new solution that goes beyond simply ‘providing training’ to ensuring that participants work with their managers to demonstrate proficiency on the job,” said Sheena Porter, Chief Executive of the Oxford Group.

Managers Partnering with Managers

“We’ve seen how important it is for new managers to get support and coaching from their managers. So ManagementPlus integrates a simple, practical way to have front-line managers partner with their managers as part of our change journeys,” says Steve Lowenthal, CEO, Kineo US.

Pricing and Availability

The 'Managing Performance' suite of ManagementPlus is available now, containing five separate change journeys: Setting Expectations, Delegating, Providing Feedback, Coaching, and Monitoring Performance. Other suites are available in workshop format now and are coming soon as ManagementPlus change journeys. For more information or to register for a product demo visit or email info (at) mplus.kineo (dot) com.

About Kineo

Kineo is a global workplace learning company that helps businesses improve their performance through learning and technology. Kineo provides a full range of services to support the design and delivery of your learning program.

Kineo US is part of City & Guilds Kineo, a global learning solutions provider.

Learn more at and the kineo blog; follow updates on Twitter: @kineous, or on LinkedIn.

About The Oxford Group

The Oxford Group helps global organizations get the best from their people, unleash hidden talent and successfully manage their business through times of change. The Oxford Group offers a full curriculum of training programs and one-to-one coaching at all levels of the leadership pipeline.

The Oxford Group is part of the City & Guilds Group.