ScaleUp Management Programme

We created THE Scale-Up PROGRAMME because we believe exceptional management is the key to successfully scaling a sustainable business and retaining talent. 

OverTime’s ScaleUp management programme is designed to be contextual and tailored to scale-up managers. We don’t believe management can be taught in a day and have designed ScaleUp to be delivered over time in order to address the common challenges managers face. The ScaleUp Management Programme takes participants through all the essentials they’ll need to manage teams, and convert the power of people into successful products and experiences for customers.

We want to help scale-up managers adjust quickly into their roles, and develop the foundational tools they’ll need to motivate their teams through ongoing change and growth by giving them the right tools, confidence and know-how.

This is an intensive programme designed for accelerated development right when managers need it most; as they are stepping up as a manager and scaling-up as a business. 


I learned how to focus on developing my team through continuously getting and giving feedback, being transparent, and how important psychological safety can be in making a team efficient.

- Product Manager, ScaleUp Participant 2019


ScaleUp is designed for anyone who wants to up their game as a manager; putting all the essentials in place and crafting their personal management style. We designed the programme for managers in fast-changing contexts, so it is relevant to the challenges at hand, and also fits around busy schedules.

We have run cohorts of;

  • First time managers who are keen to cover the basics.

  • Individual Contributors who need to influence (Product Managers, Product Owners, Tech Leads).

  • Founders who are building a leadership team.

  • Experienced managers looking for a refresh in modern management practices.

  • Managers who have grown their teams significantly in the past 6-12 months.

Whether it’s learning the fundamentals for the first time or un-learning behaviours that don’t serve you anymore, the ScaleUp Programme will give anyone with people management responsibilities something to sink their teeth into.

The OverTime method supports managers to explore ideas over a period of time, and to practically apply concepts IRL. We use an effective blended learning model that combines theory, individual reflection, group discussion, and coaching. Each participant takes away the ScaleUp modular workbook to use as an ongoing guide.


The programme helped me to approach some initiatives differently, some more confidently, and some for the first time.

- UX Lead, ScaleUp Participant 2019


We don’t believe that there is a one-size fits all approach to modern management and we want to ensure that the programme is relevant to your current context which is why we give you the option to chose the modules you need most;

Core ModULES

  • Managing (constant) Change

  • Your Management Style

  • Leading High Impact Teams

AddITIONAL ModULES (Option to Pick 2)

  • Understanding Communication Styles

  • Facilitation + coach approach

  • Stakeholder Management + Decision Making

  • Performance Management

  • Effective Hiring + Onboarding

ProgrammE Structure

We offer a range of options in order to meet your current needs, budget and time constraints. Get in touch to discuss what you are looking for.

We run a limited amount of cohorts per year, please register your interest to claim your spot.


Any manager working in a fast paced, growing company will find the ScaleUp management programme invaluable. Their experience in managing and scaling teams clearly comes across in every module and there wasn't a single session where we didn't cover a topic where I'd experienced a similar challenge in my day to day role

- FIntech Operations Manager, ScaleUp Participant 2018

Gillian Davis, Founder of OverTime Leader and Author of First Time Leader

Gillian Davis, Founder of OverTime Leader and Author of First Time Leader

Exclusive original content

Gillian Davis is the author of First Time Leader: Foundational Tools to Inspire and Enable Your Team (Wiley, 2014), and has supported hundreds of aspiring leaders to reach their goals.

In this programme, Gillian is bringing together original content she’s created while working with her scale-up clients such as ustwo, MessageBird and WeTransfer.

Alongside this, you’ll find Gillian’s curated articles, videos, and podcasts featuring professionals from her network and beyond.


I feel more confident in my ability to lead my team and knowing I have the right tools to apply when a situation arises.

- Engineering Manager, ScaleUp Participant 2019


Price is available on demand. We offer both in-house and open course sessions.

Is it right for you?

  • Have hiring responsibility or are about to make hire(s) for first time.

  • Are a manager responsible for the performance of a team or product.

  • Trying to manage in a constantly changing environment.

  • Needing to influence and guide others without line management responsibility.

Don’t put it off and learn the hard way.

I have seen a noticeable difference in the managers that have been on the programme and those who have yet to go on it. The managers that have been on it are more comfortable with the ongoing change, see that they have a role to play and are coming with solutions.
— -COO, Series B ScaleUp

Did you know…

If your company has grown its turnover or team by more than 20% per year over the past three years, then it is officially deemed a “scale-up”. We don't really care too much about definitions though, so if you are a manager working in an organisation going through growth or change we'd be happy to have you join us! You don't have to be a technology or product organisation, but a lot of our content will reference these types of companies and ways of working. 

Many scale-ups are technology product companies but if you’re from a fast-growing or rapidly-changing organisation from another sector, we’d love for you to join us. If you’re not sure, please get in touch and we can discuss your options.