Learn how constructive people management can help to boost individual, team, and organisational performance.

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Take your people management skills to the next level

No organisation can thrive unless its individuals are thriving too. On this four-week course from the University of Adelaide, you’ll learn how to draw connections between individual, team, and organisational performance, and unlock tangible strategies for optimising all three.

From SMART goals and coaching techniques to methods for measuring success, you’ll gain the tools you need to create a culture of high performance.

Explore the role of goal setting as a performance management strategy

Setting goals and expectations is a crucial part of people management. But only goals that are clearly defined and achievable will be conducive to team performance.

You’ll learn how to apply the SMART framework to devise, set, and evaluate goals for your team.

Boost your soft skills by learning how to provide constructive feedback and coaching

Providing constructive feedback and coaching helps to ensure goals are met.

You’ll master effective techniques for rewarding achievement and sensitively addressing issues in your team’s performance.

Discover evidence-based methods for monitoring and improving performance

In the final week of the course, you’ll reflect on how team performance can be measured, monitored, and uplifted. Focusing on evidence-based evaluation methods, you’ll learn how to identify areas for improvement, while celebrating your employees’ successes.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and strategies you need to lead a confident, motivated, and high-performing team.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds As leaders, it’s fair to say that we all want a high performing team. We spend considerable amounts of time setting goals and objectives, carrying out reviews, and writing reports that describe the performance of our team and its members. But how do we get the most out of these activities and the most from our team members? How can we tell what’s working? Who needs support? And what support will help? Managing Team Performance is an essential component of organisational success. By understanding how team members’ goals can contribute to objectives and organisational strategy we can create high performing teams.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds To do so, we need to be able to develop our team members, give good feedback and become a coach to our team members, celebrating team performance and resolving poor performance. If you want to enable a high performing team and begin your leadership transformation, enrol today. I look forward to working with you.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1 - Line of sight between individual and organisational performance

  • Why should we measure performance? (a framework of performance)
  • Connecting team goals to organisational goals
  • Connecting individual goals to team goals

Week 2 - SMART goals

  • What are SMART goals and why are they effective?
  • Constructing a SMART goal
  • Evaluating a SMART goal

Week 3 - Feedback and coaching

  • Role of feedback and coaching in performance management and improvement
  • Principles of good feedback
  • Coaching techniques and when to use them

Week 4 - Performance measurement and improvement

  • Evidence-based methods for measuring performance
  • Recognising and celebrating success
  • Identifying areas for improvement in performance
  • Strategies for uplifting performance

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the link between organisational performance and individual performance.
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of objectives aligned to organisational goals.
  • Describe principles for giving meaningful feedback and coaching to employees.
  • Identify appropriate strategies for measuring success and handling improvements.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for new and emerging managers or team leaders working in any industry. It may also interest more experienced managers looking to upskill or update their approach to management.

Please note, Chris is not able to join the discussions or respond to individual comments, however, the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion - supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

Who will you learn with?

I am passionate about creating engaging experiences for learners. I currently teach in a Master of Business Administration program. In 2019 I did a TEDx talk and founded a mental health non-profit.

Who developed the course?

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a world-class teaching and research institution. They are committed to developing quality students and lifelong learners who are recognised for their skills, creativity, global outlook and ability to succeed.

  • World ranking

    Top 110Source: QS World University Rankings 2023

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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