Similarly, though I work from my outline and desired outcomes, program sessions unfold according to the specific needs each group reveals in the course of discussion.
Early-ish? What do you mean, and/or are you kidding me?
"First thing in the morning," imo, is an insurance policy against the ravages of the day. After past eveningbriefingsand workshops, I've heard from people who didn't make it -- once the day starts, there are 99 reasons for your day to be taken away from you.
Can you run a program like this for a group of managers at our organization?
I've been offering workshops, learning programs, and talks about people management in NYC since the early '10s, and started offering my 6-week Management Intensive program in 2014. (I also consult, coach and write a newsletter, On Management.)
Anyone can learn to be a good manager. Yes, "anyone" means you. With time, effort, practice and desire -- and not a little bit of organizational support, and expert guidance.