IIM Bangalore offers online course on People Management

By Deepak

Are you aspiring to be a better team leader who is one step ahead of others in the same stream? Then your leadership and communication skills need to be upgraded and developed in such a way that you can balance both the roles of a manager and a team leader.


IIM Bangalore brings to you 'Introduction to People Management', an online course, that is well equipped to cater to your needs as a manager aspiring to be an outstanding leader.

About IIM Bangalore's People Management course

Do you want to carve a niche for yourself in the managerial field and want to see yourself translate into an ideal people manager? The journey from being an individual contributor to a people manager requires significant personal development and growth. If you are a first time manager, you may have asked yourself:

  • Where did I go wrong in managing this particular employee?
  • How should I give feedback to my subordinates?
  • How do I handle potential assessments?
  • How should I motivate people who report to me?

The objective of this business and management course is to smoothen the transition for newly appointed people managers, motivate and guide people who are aspiring to become one and to think back and reflect for seasoned managers.

The course will provide learners with an enhanced understanding of the role of people management in organizational context.

What you'll learn

  • Gain an overview of what it means to be an effective people manager
  • Have a deeper understanding of the different aspects of people management
  • Be able to appreciate the challenges faced by a first time manager
  • Reflect on your managerial experiences

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to People Management
Difference between People Management and Human Resource Management; impact of individual and organizational factors on people management.

Week 2: Getting Work Done Through Others
Challenges of getting work done; significance of prioritization and assigning work to team members.

Week 3: Assessment and Evaluation
Concept of performance management and role of a manager in the different stages of the performance management process.

Week 4: Meet Professor
Live interaction with students.

Week 5: Building Peer Networks
Understanding the importance of peer networks in an organization; being able to influence those on whom you have no authority.

Week 6: Managing Self

Reflection on what does it mean to be a people manager; building a personal development plan for oneself.

Course Duration: 6 Weeks - 4 hours per week

Fees: It is a free online course; however, you need to pay $25 if you want a certificate.

For more details on the course click the following link: Introduction to People Management

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