Introduction to Management

Introduction to Management

Course duration: 10 weeks

Group size: 16 participants

Delivery: Online via Motivis

Certification: 40 hr EF management training certificate

Assessment: 2000 word management journal

How to Apply

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You will learn the most up to date theories on communication, motivation, culture, performance management and time management and discuss these with up to 16 peers on the course. You will be introduced to tools and frameworks which you will apply to your work each week which will assist you in making better and more informed decisions. You will reflect on your performance at work and develop a journal to track your development.

This course is for EF staff who are:

  • In a managerial or supervisory role or looking to move into a managerial or supervisory role

  • Who are willing to spend 2-4 hours of study time a week (longer for non-native English speakers) studying for 10 weeks

  • Interested in learning new techniques and theories about management and leadership

At the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • organize and run effective meetings

  • communicate effectively via email and other mediums

  • take into account culture when dealing with individual team members

  • outline the factors which affect employee motivation and attempt to create conditions to increase the motivation of employees

  • carry out conversations with staff which include elements of feedback

During the course, learners will:

  • build a network with other EF managers from around various regions and areas

  • develop an awareness of the different managerial roles and identify with thesse

  • write a 1500-2000 word essay on one of the management topics on the course

“I had a great opportunity to reflect on my experience as a manager and identify gaps where I needed to improve, including time management, running effective meetings and maintaining motivation in my team. Working directly with other managers only added value as a chance to guide as well as learn.”

-Gregory Orton, Academic Product Developer

"It was meaningful for me to take this Introduction to Management course as I just stepped in a managerial role. During this course, I was able to learn different management theories and share with my peers my thoughts. Moreover, we supported each other's learning by leaving informative and useful comments and reviews."

-Doris Tang, Senior Teacher for EFEC