Welcome to the course

In this course, you will explore the rise of this new empowerment era and the key role that HR practitioners play in it. The course will give you the insights to realise the benefits of modern empowerment for individuals, organisations and society.

While much of this course will be focused on trends happening in the UK, it does highlight an emerging global business environment where themes of empowerment are becoming increasingly important.

The course team

Ben Melluish is a Lecturer and Student Experience Manager at The Open University. His teaching experience covers enterprise, leadership, management and change. He has been teaching for over 10 years.

Katharine Jewitt is an educational technology and management consultant and visiting Honorary Associate at The Open University. She is a PhD researcher in virtual reality, editing, lecturing & writing. She is also a fellow of the RSA, HEA and SET.

Your learning on the course

There are plenty of opportunities to communicate with other learners. You’ll be able to make comments at any point in the course. You’ll also notice the discussion points, which offer a more structured dialogue with educators and fellow learners. So please join in! Why not introduce yourself now in the comments?

You can also view the profile pages of your fellow learners and follow them to keep track of their comments.

Using FutureLearn

For a quick start guide of how to learn with FutureLearn, visit Using FutureLearn.

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Modern Empowerment in the Workplace

The Open University