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People Management

In the 21st century, the human component is what will define companies that thrive and innovate, and provide the competitive edge. This 10-week course is for leaders and managers who don’t want to take on HR roles but who do want to know how to attract, nurture, manage and retain top talent. Learn about best practices and new ways of recognising and valuing people at work, along with practical ways for positively influencing human behaviour. Tailored to cultural diversity and legislation unique to South Africa, this course will teach you how to manage organisational change, and develop key talent in a way that aligns with 21st century business needs.

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Your practical guide to lead teams, manage people and drive performance

This course is created by industry practitioners who have vast experience in innovative organisational behaviour and talent management. Throughout this 10-week journey you’ll gain a solid understanding of key people management skills, knowledge and processes, while exploring real-world challenges and best practices for managing talent in the 21st century. You’ll get to grips with new ways of thinking, recognising and nurturing human capital and positively influencing human behaviour in the workplace.

Learn from top talent

You’ll be taught by People Management experts who understand the value this discipline brings to modern business.

Build critical skills

This course is built to equip you with future-forward personable management skills that are in increasingly higher demand.

Think outside the box

This course is ideal for individuals looking to apply new and creative ways of thinking to drive high performance in teams.

Elevate your career

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

What you’ll learn:

  • To define HR excellence and understand the characteristics of an effective people manager
  • To understand the factors that influence people’s behaviour in the workplace and explore the ways in which the cultural diversity of a South African workforce impacts how we work
  • The characteristics of a learning organisation, and the benefits of a culture of continuous learning
  • To develop an employee value proposition for a real-life organisation and know the unique EVP’s of organisations rated as the best companies to work for
  • To know the benefits of having healthy employees in the workplace, describe the workplace factors that influence employee well-being and understand the importance of employee mental wellbeing

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Managing People in the Era of Innovation

Module 02

People, Organisation and Behavior

Module 03

Talent Attraction and Selection

Module 04

Job Design for a Learning Organisation

Module 05

The Employee Value Proposition

Module 06

Performance, Development and Succession

Module 07

Employee Wellbeing

Module 08

Final Research Project

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

Chelsea Pienaar

Chief Academic Officer (Hubble Studios) and Red & Yellow Knowledge Partner

Holding a BBusSc. and MBusSc. in Organisational Psychology, Chelsey has designed, convened and lectured various degree courses in people management, consulted on local and international change management projects for corporate training, employee recognition, and higher education, and continues to practice her people management skills as the C-Suite executive of an EdTech consulting firm.

“Thank you Team Red & Yellow for the knowledge. It’s only been a few months and I can see a difference in the way I think regarding advertising and marketing in the digital realm.”

Nadine Botes

Ogilvy – Senior Creative Specialist in Retail Marketing and Advertising