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People Management Skills

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

97,646 enrolled on this course

People Management Skills

People Management Skills

97,646 enrolled on this course

  • 5 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Become a successful line manager

Whether you’re a natural leader or want to improve your management skills, this 5-week course will teach you the people management skills you need on your journey towards becoming a successful line manager.

It can be daunting to become a new line manager, but preparation and confidence are key. The aim of this course is to make that transition easier and stress-free so that you can thrive in your new role.

Discover your leadership style

To become a great line manager, you must first discover your leadership style. You’ll gain an understanding of different management styles and learn how to adapt your style when necessary.

We will also explore adapting your management style to new ways of working.

Develop your management skills

You’ll learn about the labour market and recruitment process, team development and successful coaching. You’ll also learn the importance of managing conflict and wellbeing in the workplace.

Gain an introduction to performance management and learn about the signs of a high performing team, setting performance objectives and other performance management top tips. You’ll go through some real-life scenarios to practice your new skills.

By the end of the course you’ll have all the tools you need to step into the world of people management and succeed in your career.

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 wellbeing at work

When would you like to start?

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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...

  • 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 line managers or companies that want to provide employees with people management skills.

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

Who developed the course?

CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The registered charity offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

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  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Digital certificate when you're eligible

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Buy this course

$44/one-off payment

Fulfill your current learning need

  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Printed and digital certificate when you’re eligible

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Free

Sample the course materials

  • Access expires 7 Jan 2023

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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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  • 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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