Digital Leadership & Management

In this course, participants expand their leadership skills, learn a comprehensive approach to managing people, talent and performance within organisations and analyse essential leadership questions to help guide successful teams. More specifically, participants acquire strategic tools, best practices and performance metrics to effectively manage and engage talent pools in digital contexts.

Certification:
Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
December 4, 2017
Course Ends:
January 19, 2018
Registration Closes:
November 27, 2017
Duration:
7 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
8 hours
Delivery Mode:
Online
Category:
Digital Business
Fees:
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

The course focuses on the relationship between talent management, organisational design and management, business strategy and performance.

Participants focus on management best practices such as building and managing teams, assessing risk, and understanding the impact of macro and microenvironments. Participants will also be introduced to topics such as strategic leadership, change management, motivation decision-making, operations management and entrepreneurial leadership. During the course participants will also enhance their interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Impact On Upskilling Talent Pools

This course provides participants taking on a new managerial, or leading a specific project team, with a toolkit of leadership and management skills. This delivers strong benefits for organisations that are looking to address or expand managerial skills amongst their existing talent pool. Firstly enhancing leadership and management skills within a talent pool maximises business growth and underpins successful business strategies. Secondly, upskilling is a vital enabler of recognition and retention for critical staff.

On completion of this course, participants will have covered:

  • How to develop a quality business plan
  • The importance of Organisational Knowledge Management to an organisation
  • How to build and appraise the performance of a quality team
  • The decision-making process and the impact of motivation
  • Change management and the importance of company culture
  • The importance of operations management to the running of an efficient and effective organisation

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following set of skills immediately applicable to their business environment:

  • The ability to ask the correct leadership questions to help build effective team working towards shared goals.
  • The ability to analyse the external environment to make the necessary strategic decisions for the continued growth of an organisation.

On completion of this course, participants will have created the following assets:

  • A toolkit for ongoing education within the leadership & management space
  • A research piece into a selected company

As part of our application process, participants will take a simple, online suitability assessment for their chosen course. Based on their answers, this will confirm that participants have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

8 hours (comprising a weekly average of 4 taught hours plus 4 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

Participants will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and provide work-based experience of applying new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. Assessments for this specific course will include a weekly quiz and a research piece into a selected company.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Work-Based Experience

Participants work on assignments that present work-based business challenges. They experience and meet the exacting demands of digitally-enabled change.

Collaboration Skills

Participants develop both the digital skills required by your organisation and the team-working skills needed to exploit them successfully.

Expand Your Talent Potential

The learning experience enhances the wider business skills required by your organisation. These include a digital mind-set, agile thinking and user-centred design.

Reinforcing The Learning

On Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions, participants tap into the knowledge of lecturers in real-time. They provide expert advice on assignments and support the development of group-working skills.

Flexible Learning Methodology

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. Content is accessible from anywhere, at any time via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Peer Learning

Participants are part of an online international community of working professionals. So they and your organisation benefit from the insights and experiences shared by peers from across the globe.

Participant Employers

Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

Corporate Partner Feedback

“We are on the search for new skills - we are rolling out new functionality in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Insurance and Finance in all of the nineteen countries that we’re in. Digital Skills Academy will help significantly to fill those digital skills gaps.” Fannie Van Heerden - Head of IT Solutions, Architecture and Design, Standard Bank Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any extra resources needed to complete this course?

All the resources you require will be provided within this course and extra web-based resources will be highlighted so that you can stay abreast of changes in the field of leadership & management.

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