WLP - People Management

Programme Overview

People (human resources) are viewed by most experts as the most important asset of any organisation. Managing the people within an organisation is often the most challenging and complex task required of a manager. The objective of the programme is to teach the basic principles of human resource management — how an organisation acquires, rewards, motivates, uses, and generally manages its people effectively.


Programme Objective

By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  1. Manage oneself and people with different behavioural styles.
  2. Facilitate self-understanding and emotional intelligence in order to enhance personal effectiveness.
  3. Equip the participant with stress management skills.
  4. Understand the role of human resource planning within the strategic environment of an organisation.
  5. Perform a job analysis as part of the human resource planning process.
  6. Understand and apply best practices in the recruitment and selection processes.
  7. Understand job evaluation methods, specifically within a South African context.
  8. Effectively manage the performance and motivation of employees.
  9. Understand and apply the various steps in the human resources training and development process in practice.
  10. Apply the principle of ensuring a significant return on investment of training interventions planned and implemented.
  11. Understand career management and the function thereof in the human resource system.

Programme Content

  1. Human resources planning
  2. Job analysis
  3. Recruitment and selection
  4. Training and development
  5. The meaning and nature of motivation
  6. Theories about work motivation
  7. The components of the career development perspective
  8. The nature and content of performance appraisal
  9. Performance appraisal techniques
  10. Job evaluation methods
  11. The nature and essence of self-development
  12. Influence of self-image on the individual’s general functioning
  13. Strategies for improvement of a positive self-image
  14. The nature and meaning of stress
  15. Symptoms of stress
  16. Strategies for handling stress effectively

Your Lecturer for this online programme:

Joanita Radivoev

MCom Business Management

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Data sheet

Language Available
Course Level
2 Months
Presentation Type
Programme Type
Category B
Contact Days
5 - 7 learning hours per week, anytime, anywhere
Per Month
Grade 12 Qualification
Training Options
Distance Learning – Online
Minimum Learners Required
One (1) on Distance Learning - Online
Who should attend
This programme is recommended for managers or supervisors who is either currently managing others, has the potential to manage others, or individuals who wishes to grow and develop their management abilities.
NQF Level
12 Credits
People Management is credit bearing towards the MDP (Management Development Programme).
Course Type
Workplace Learning

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