Advanced Human Resource Management online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R16,900
Course starts: 6 March 2017
Course fees: R16,900

Why this course?

Only 13% of employees surveyed across 142 countries worldwide are actively engaged in their careers — that is, emotionally invested in and focused on adding value to their organisations every day.

Why is employee engagement such a crucial consideration?
In a world where the global economy changes at an increasingly rapid pace, boosting labour productivity through enhanced engagement is critical to both business growth and job creation. In other words, to safeguard sustained business growth and win the war for market share, organisations must first win over the hearts and minds of their employees.

Course overview

This 8-week short course will empower you to understand the strategic function of HR management, and apply it to meet challenges unique to the industry.

This includes coverage of how HR and organisational strategy can be aligned to enhance organisational agility, and the best practices for talent acquisition in a competitive, global market.

You’ll also investigate a competency development model that provides for high performance, sequential development and career planning, as well as a succession planning process to recruit, develop and retain talent in senior levels of management.

The course also introduces you to a leadership development philosophy that provides an organisation with competent, strategically aligned leaders and professionals.

Is this course for you?

The UCT Advanced Human Resource Management online short course could be what you need in a number of situations, including but not limited to the following:

You currently work in Human Resources, or you’ve completed the UCT Human Resource Management online short course, and you’re ready to take your talent management expertise to the next level.

You’re a mid to senior-level manager, CEO or business executive, looking to broaden your skill set by adding knowledge of strategic HR to your toolkit, in order to leverage that knowledge in your daily managerial functions.

You want to gain skills transferable across various managerial functions in any industry, and be equipped to face the current challenges faced by HR professionals in contemporary South Africa.

What you will learn

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Strategic models and frameworks for HR competencies
  • Module 2 Diagnose an organisation's HR functions and conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Module 3 Learn to increase the agility of an organisation and make use of an HRIS
  • Module 4 Learn how to acquire the best talent to suit an organisation in the 21st century
  • Module 5 Discover how to measure, encourage and optimise performance
  • Module 6 Learn best practice for talent management and the development of company culture
  • Module 7 Managing risk
  • Module 8 Learn how to manage leadership succession and about HR approaches into the future

Your success team

Getsmarter john wilter


Training & Personal Development Specialist

John Wilter has been involved in the areas of Human Resources, Organisation Development, and Management and Leadership training and consulting for more than 25 years, at all levels and across a wide variety of industries. During his earlier career, he held senior training management positions in some large SA organisations, including Anglo American Corporation and Engen Petroleum Ltd. He has researched, developed, customised and facilitated training programmes and sessions for companies throughout South Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. 

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