Online CPD coursePeople, Organisation and Leadership: Problem Solving & Decision Making

This course in People Organization and Leadership focuses on Problem Solving and Decision Making, covering the challenges and consequences of implementing change in an organisation and examining the relationship between change management and the human resources of a firm from an engineering-oriented perspective.

You will leave the course with an understanding of modern people management concepts and practices.

We would recommend that students complete this course before progressing onto the People Organisation and Leadership: Management if they are new to this area of expertise.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • An introduction to Engineering Management
  • Problem Solving, creative problem solving and decision making
  • The human element in organisations
  • Leadership considerations and concerns
  • The key characteristics of an organisation and how technology may shape it in the future
  • Modern people management concepts and practices
  • The challenges and consequences of change

Please note, the case studies analysed throughout the course are in an Engineering context.

Duration

We would recommend that this online course provides 4 weeks of learning material, at 10 hours a week.

The benefit of online learning is you can progress through the educational material at your own pace, and complete the course quicker or slower than the average 4 weeks. You will also gain access to the course material for a full year, so that you can refer back to your notes or material after completing the course.

This course will be launching in 2021, and once it has launched the course will be available for students to start flexibly throughout the year.

Price

The course costs £250.

This course fee includes access to MyPlace our online learning platform, the course material for one year and a digital certificate of completion if you pass the final course test.

Who should attend

This course is for anyone who wants to develop an introductory understanding of problem-solving and decision making when managing engineers. Anyone from business, manufacturing or service backgrounds who are looking to better manage their team or develop better leadership skills. It is particularly suited to professionals looking for personal development opportunities, to upskill or further develop themselves towards the next promotion.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Gain

If you complete the course by passing the final test, you will gain a digital certification of completion from a recognised university, adding to your CV and gaining competitive edge.

Online learning

This CPD course in People Organization and Leadership: Problem Solving and Decision Making is delivered entirely online, using MyPlace (Moodle) as the delivery vehicle. The course itself comprises of videos, articles, polls, discussions, tutorials, quizzes, activities which mirror the learning objectives of the residential course. 

Online education has numerous benefits, for instance, many students can’t make enough time for on-campus courses due to their full-time work schedules, family, and other personal responsibilities. Due to the nature of this course there will be no day to day support instead students will have the flexibility to work at their own pace. Online delivery offers the flexibility increasingly required by professionals in the field.

Choosing us as your CPD training provider

We are a leading provider of CPD training in Scotland.  Our programmes are delivered by University of Strathclyde staff equipped with in-depth research knowledge and years of practical industrial experience in the field.

Our training is built on solid academic foundations of what makes a difference. Participants on our courses will be awarded a digital Certificate of Performance in People Organization and Leadership: Problem Solving and Decision Making from the University of Strathclyde.

Dr Andy Wong

Course lead

Dr Andy Wong is a Lecturer in the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde. He received a BEng degree in Industrial Engineering and MPhil and PhD degrees in Operations Research from the University of Hong Kong. He has published over 50 journal and conference papers in the area of Management Science/Operations Research/Soft Computing. At the moment, he is leading a number of research and KTP projects and acts as lead supervisor of 8 PhD/EngD students in a variety of management areas, including Human Resource Management.

Read more about Dr Andy Wong here

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