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Decision-MakingLeadershipManagementPerformance Management

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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

The first week gives you a chance to do some preparatory reading which will give you a good general overview of the subject area before the teaching starts in week 2.

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2 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Introductory Readings40m
Optional Viewing20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Interviews

This week we will be focusing on the role of the interview, how to conduct a good interview as well as looking at options to the interview and discussing whether it is the best method of selecting new members of staff.

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5 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Alternative to Interviews: tests and assessment centres5m
Other Varieties: Panels, Boards, telephone and virtual interviews7m
1 reading
Recommended Readings40m
6 practice exercises
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Final Assessment40m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Leadership and Decision making

This week we are looking at the role of the leader in the organization and how we can improve our to improve our decision making.

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6 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Expected utility theory7m
How we actually make choices8m
How to improve decision making9m
3 readings
A review of Leadership Theory and Competency Frameworks30m
How can decision making be improved?20m
Further readings2h
6 practice exercises
Session Quiz4m
Session quiz4m
Session quiz4m
Session quiz4m
Session quiz4m
Assessment for Leadership & Decision Making40m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

Performance Management

This week we are looking at how a well designed performance management system can help both the employee and the organization.

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5 videos (Total 37 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
Ways to evaluate individual performance8m
Designing a Performance Management system4m
8 readings
Appraisal of performance and potential30m
Performance management and appraisal30m
PowerPoint Slides10m
SMART Goals- practice sheet10m
PowerPoint slides20m
PowerPoint Slides20m
PowerPoint Slides20m
PowerPoint Slides10m
6 practice exercises
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Session Quiz4m
Performance Management40m
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Top reviews from The Manager's Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Managing People at Work

By PAJun 22nd 2017

it very helpful course for any manager to understand a team and also what factors will motivate them to perform well in organisation. it will also inculcate the habit of fairness with high

By NSApr 13th 2019

An excellent course. Enhances skills of the managers to handle people effectively and using human resources efficiently to achieve the organizational and the individual employees' goals.

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Dr Chris Dewberry

Lecturer and Course Director - University of London International Programmes
Birkbeck

About University of London

The University of London is a federal University which includes 18 world leading Colleges. Our distance learning programmes were founded in 1858 and have enriched the lives of thousands of students, delivering high quality University of London degrees wherever our students are across the globe. Our alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners. Today, we are a global leader in distance and flexible study, offering degree programmes to over 50,000 students in over 180 countries. To find out more about studying for one of our degrees where you are, visit www.london.ac.uk...

About Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education – which means students can balance studying with work, family and other commitments. Birkbeck was founded in 1823 and joined the University of London in 1920. Because Birkbeck lectures are in the evening, many students work, intern or volunteer during the day, making them better placed to get ahead in a competitive job market. ...

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