MODULE 1 COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
781,0514 Successful Graduates
32 Interactive Lessons
16 Weeks Long
32 hours +
Pathway to EQF Diploma
At Shaw Academy, we believe that if you’re an aspiring manager you can learn to be a great leader. This foundation course provides you with key insights, tips and skills to better manage, perform, motivate and ultimately become a successful leader. During this introductory 4-week course, you will learn why management matters, and how successful leaders build high performing teams. Ultimately, leaders develop others to make a significant contribution to their work. If you are looking to increase your skills around management and leadership, and if you believe you have what it takes to lead, then register now to start this evolution.
1. Are you a manager or leader?
We start by focusing on the basic skills that all managers and leaders must have to succeed. You will then explore the characteristics that great leaders bring to their positions. You will be able to use these characteristics to make you a better manager with the confidence to face any challenge ahead.
2. Management competencies and why they matter
In this lesson, you will develop an awareness for the basic management skills: Planning, Organizing, Directing and Control. You will then apply these competencies to set clear directions, provide feedback, recognize and reward performance, and communicate effectively. You will then be able to contrast different management styles that will help you to develop your own personal style of leadership.
3. How leaders have vision, values and purpose
Perhaps the greatest difference between a leader and manager is their ability to explain why they work the way they do. In lesson 3, you will explore how leaders explain why they do what they do. You will learn how strategic alignment holds the key to helping managers create a winning culture.
4. Learn to motivate and inspire others
Leaders inspire their teams and motivate them not to fear change but embrace it. During lesson 4, you will gain key insights into how leaders encourage growth and development. Building trust is at the heart of what leaders do. You will learn how to make time for each team member and invest in their well-being. The result will be to make work more enjoyable and more productive for your team.
5. Coaching for success
In Lesson 5, you will learn how to coach employees effectively. You will appreciate why leaders schedule regular performance reviews. Leaders also know how to manage difficult employees by setting clear objectives so that there is no wriggle room. You will also gain insights into how rewarding performance promotes productivity and helps build resilience for those times that you need team members to go beyond the call of duty.
6. How leaders manage change
Those who lead inspire change. Here you will learn how leaders build and maintain momentum during times of change. Leaders explain why change is required. They focus on the end goal. You will focus on key communication skills that facilitate change and motivate those who are resistant to change.
7. Future leadership roles
Some managers struggle with how work is constantly changing. We look at the millennial generation and provide insights to help you lead in a global, social, diverse, and multi-cultural environment. You will learn to appreciate how the changing nature of work demands new leadership and transformational roles. Roles that you, as aspiring managers and leaders, can fill.
8. Leaders are continuously learning
Change demands new skills and competencies. Leaders demonstrate that learning on the job is key to an employee’s development. In lesson 8, we will focus on the steps to build a productive learning culture. You will learn why leaders provide the opportunity for others to grow and how the development of a productive learning culture helps to sustain growth in times of change.
SUCCESS STORIES (17,071)
The flexibility to accommodate and work around these challenges has been brilliant. The quality of the presentations and videos has been excellent and yourself and Adrian are first class Tutors. Your enthusiasm and passion for the subject is infectious and you have a real skill for making particular topics accessible and understandable. Areas previously shrouded in mystery to me now make sense! All round great service and quality of support and teaching and materials. I have to confess I wasn't sure what to expect from the course or the Academy and have been very impressed. I've done Open University courses before and have a degree from them but this has been my only experience of distance learning. I would recommend you guys no hesitation.
Since taking the course and talking about it on my CV, I have actually now been offered a job as an Online Affiliate graphic-design Executive – my first graphic-design job since I left university! (I have been swept along in Supply... Chain roles since then). Previously I had found it hard to find graphic-design roles due to having no experience (how do you get experience without being given opportunities!?) Having the course on my CV showed I was willing to learn on my own time, had an interest in the subject, and now had a knowledge of affiliate and online graphic-design. I would not have got this job unless I did this course – it’s as simple as that! I start in June and no doubt I will use what I have learnt on the course a lot
The Diploma in Online graphic-design is the perfect introduction for anyone wishing to venture into the online graphic-design arena. Shaw Academy not only deliver their promise but go the extra mile to ensure a 100% targeted, hands-on, tuition and their student support service matches colleges where you would expected to spend many 000s of pounds. Even after the first tuition sessions I was able to look at the internet from a completely new and productive perspective.
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