Online course in Business & Management

People Management Skills

Learn about the key methods, strategies and principles of people management and develop your own management style.

  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours

Learn how to become a confident line manager

Line managers play an important role in organisations, from the day-to-day management of people to the implementation of company policy.

Naturally, the journey to becoming a line manager can be challenging and new managers are often left feeling overwhelmed.

You’ll learn about best practice processes in recruitment and induction, and identify market trends that will impact your organisation.

You’ll also discover how to develop teams and individuals, and manage good workplace performance.

What topics will you cover?

  • Overview of approaches to management
  • Introduction to the labour market and recruitment processes
  • Learning and development for individuals and teams
  • Introduction to performance management and appraisals
  • Managing absence
  • Overview of well-being at work

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore elements of managing absence and supporting employees returning to work
  • Assess the current labour market conditions and trends for your organisation
  • Explore good practice in both recruitment and induction
  • Describe effective ways of developing both teams and individuals
  • Explore approaches to managing good workplace performance
  • Describe ways to address shortfalls in performance
  • Discuss the need to maintain a healthy workforce
  • Reflect on your own management style

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for new and aspiring people managers (line managers). It may also be of interest to small to medium-sized organisations that do not have the support of an HR function.

This course has been developed by the CIPD with the financial support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

Who will you learn with?

Andy Lancaster

Andy Lancaster

As Head of Learning & Development Content at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development I oversee programmes, qualifications and resources for L&D and management (Twitter @AndyLancasterUK).

Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle Parry-Slater

I run an L&D consultancy to support businesses to offer more engaging, efficient, enjoyable and effective workplace learning, blending the best of digital, social and face to face learning methods.

Jo Squires

Jo Squires

I'm a learning and development content producer at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I create videos, articles, animations and podcasts to help people professionals learn.

Robin Lawrence

Robin Lawrence

I am a specialist in developing leadership and management skills using a blended approach to learning with over 20 years of corporate experience and over 15 years of running small businesses.

Who developed the course?

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: