Last updated : 01 Dec 2017

Management and leadership: growing as a manager

Summary

This free online course will provide an introduction to the foundation skills and knowledge that you need when becoming a manager.

The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, who wish to supplement their experience with formal training and begin thinking about their continuing professional development.

Programme

Week 1 - What is Management?

  • What is management?
  • Personal development planning
  • Influencing and communicating

Week 2 - Management Styles

  • An introduction to management styles
  • Classic management style theories
  • The importance of management styles – trust in the workplace

Week 3 - Decision Making and Data

  • An introduction to decision making
  • A possible approach to decision making
  • The importance of data and information
  • Decision information

Week 4 - Stakeholders

  • An introduction to stakeholders
  • Categorising stakeholders
  • Understanding stakeholders and meeting their needs

Learning outcomes

  • define the concepts of management and leadership;
  • evaluate different management and learning styles;
  • recognise the need for and importance of data as evidence in good decision making;
  • define the term “stakeholders” and explain why they’re important;
  • and begin the on-going process of personal development planning.

Teaching-Learning methodology

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Assessment

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  • Soft skills Leadership
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Periodicaly opened
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration Unknown  
  • Level of commitment required 3 hours per week
  • Cost Free MOOC, Paying certification * See platform for details
  • Providing institution The Open University
  • Mooc Platform Future Learn
  • Target group Unknown
  • Instructor Angela Lilley
  • Level of assistance offered Unknown
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