Module "People Management"

People Management

In order to cope with optimization and industrialization requirements on the one side and with still challenging
risks on the other side the competences of every staff member as well as the leadership capabilities of
managerial staff will play a crucial role in order to achieve success. Whereas a typical participant has a strong
technical background and yet quite some experience in management and leadership this module offers a
further development of leadership competencies based on cognitive insights and practical application.

The course aims at improving students’ competences in leadership, by mostly focusing on challenging and
turbulent contexts and enable them to realize the aspects of effective leadership and performance
management of people and organizations. In particular, the course seeks to provide an in-depth understanding
of the inner dynamics of human brain that enabling organizational decisions and boosting leadership
capabilities targeting at high performance levels of individuals and teams.

Further content of the course:

  • The Brain Adaptive Leadership approach will be utilized that relates to the intellectual mindset about leadership as well as to underlying emotional dynamics and brain automations.
  • Moreover, the Complex Adaptive Leadership approach will be used to explain complexity and change in modern organizations, providing with insightful ideas and practices of how managers can deal with challenging situations.
  • Special emphasis will be given on leadership style and specific change management practices that enhance team and organizational performance.

Learning outcome: Develop students’ understanding of managing people in organisations.
Show that leadership is a balance between meeting needs for organisational integration and adapting to the
organisational, local national, international contexts.Make students aware of a series of new ideas, concepts, and practices of people management based on
scientific insights from complexity science, behavioural science and neuroscience.


More information you can find in our detailled course description.