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Advanced Human Resources Management Programme (USA)

Course Dates

Mon 23rd March 15 - Fri 27th March 15

Course Venues

USG (Universities at Shady Grove) - Maryland, USA

Course Fee

(Cheque should be made payable to The Management School London)

Course Content

Course objectives

The objectives of the course are:

• To review, update and discuss the application of modern human resource management

    strategy in a changing environment

• To provide a forum for debate of new ideas in human resource development

• To discuss new trends in human resource development

• To discuss the application of human resource strategy through change management

• To develop strategies for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

• To identify key issues in the implementation of appropriate reward systems

• To examine key issues in performance management

• To identify key aspects of managing change in the workplace

• To discuss how to achieve corporate goals through the optimum use of human resources


Benefits to the organisation

Organisations sending delegates to the Advanced Human Resources Management Course will benefit by:

• Giving key human resource managers and executives a wider knowledge and

  understanding of the latest practice and thinking in human resource management

• Helping senior personnel managers to develop professionally in their organisations

• Developing and sharpening skills of senior management in key strategic and operational



Who should attend?

The programme is designed for:

• Executives who work in the personnel departments of private and public sector


• Permanent secretaries and director generals

• Directors of personnel, deputy and assistant directors of personnel in government

• Personnel directors, heads of personnel and personnel managers

• Manpower development managers and senior training managers

• Industrial relations managers, executives and officers

• Wages and salaries managers

• Administrative managers and officers

• Managers and executives who have employees reporting to them


Course Contents

The course will be delivered in English and will encompass aspect of:


1. The Environment of Human Resource Management

• Economic environment and human resource management

• Political environment and government interventions

• Technological environment for human resource management

• Social and cultural environment and its impact on human resource management

• Competitive environment and Human resource management

• Internal environment


2. Strategic Management and Corporate Planning

• The Nature of Corporate Policy and Corporate Strategic Planning

• Strategy Options and Choices

• Implementation of Strategy

• Models of strategic management

• Key concepts in employee resourcing

• Strategic management in practice


3. Personal and Professional Development

• Continuous professional development (CPD)

• Lifelong learning

• Learning and development

• Personal Development Planning


4. Training and Development Strategies

• Corporate policy for training and development

• Identification of training needs

• Designing and implementing training programmes

• Evaluation of training

• Distance and open learning

• E-learning


5. Leadership

• What is leadership?

• Models and theories of leadership

• The manager as leader

• Assuming leadership

• Dealing with conflict

• Politics and power

• Leading for results

• Effective decision making


6. Managing Change

• Models and theories of change management

• Introducing change

• Strategies for managing change

• Business restructuring, re- engineering and rationalisation


7. Human Resource Planning Strategies

• Analysis of human resource planning

• The human resource planning process

• Factors that impact on the human resource planning process

8. Total Quality Management

• The development of Total Quality Management and Strategic Quality Management

• Concepts and Principles

• Optional Frameworks

• The Purpose of TQM

• Continuous Improvement

• Quality Audits and Assessment

• Changing Organisational culture


9. Executive and Staff Recruitment Selection and Development

• Employee selection process

• Job analysis

• Person specifications

• Recruitment sources and modes

• Selection

• Interviewing techniques

• Induction planning


10. Performance Management

• Performance appraisal

• Performance management Systems

• Planning and implementing a performance management system


11. Reward Strategies

• Formulation of reward policy

• Salary and organisation salary grading and job evaluation

• Flexible benefits

• Salary and wages administration

• Corporate salaries


12. Employee Relations Strategies

• Principles and practice of employee relations

• Consensus vs. confrontation

• Collective bargaining

• Industrial Relations

• Negotiation strategy

• Industrial and staff unions

• Managing industrial action and Strikes

• Participation and involvement


13. Discipline and Grievance Procedure

• Handling employee grievances

• Disciplinary and grievance Procedures



The methodology of the two weeks learning event will consist of:

• Presentations by academic staff

• Presentations by practitioners involved in Advanced Human Resource Management

• Workshop activity

• Case study development

• Debate and discussion


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