Leading Successful Teams (PGT)
COVID-19 impacted my confidence as a leader, but this course has allowed me to rebuild it. I now feel equipped to continue with Postgraduate study and apply for more challenging leadership roles.
Marie Peck Leading Successful Teams
This course has taught me key managerial skills which have been effective in both my personal and professional life. If I was to lead a project team in the future, I would know how to effectively manage this team.
Alison Campbell Leading Successful Teams
Duration: 10 weeks
Credits: 10 Academic Credits (PG)
Delivery: All course content is delivered on Moodle, our virtual learning platform. You will converse with the tutors and fellow students in online forums.
Timetable: Fully online and flexible, with no scheduled classes to attend.
Funding: You are eligible for a fully funded place on this course if you are Scottish-domiciled and/or work for an organisation based in Scotland.
College: College of Social Sciences
School: Adam Smith Business School
Effective teamwork is crucial for organisational success, according to recent surveys by LinkedIn and Salesforce. Nearly 75% of employers across various industries agree. This course will teach you the skills you need to create, build and lead successful teams in a range of contexts, including creating new products and services, conducting cutting-edge research, developing new technologies and processes, mobilising resources in crisis situations, and increasing productivity, especially as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will cover key skills such as internal and external recruitment and selection, career development through Upskilling courses, performance and reward management, and learning and development programs. The course material will also provide a foundational understanding of contemporary management theory and practice, as well as a foundation for advanced study in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behavioural Science.
Why this course
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Maximise your own and others' performance levels, skills, and competencies;
- Identify and assess suitable candidates using evaluation techniques that assess candidates' ability to work in a team and collaborate;
- Implement fair and effective performance management and reward schemes;
- Improve your leadership style;
- Cultivate trust and foster positive employee relationships;
- Increase employee motivation and engagement;
- Create a more sustainable and equitable workspace.
This course is designed to help you become an effective manager and leader. It will cover the following topics:
Week 1: Course Introduction & Becoming a Manager and Leader
Week 2: Getting to Know Your Team
Week 3: Managing Team Performance: Motivation, Engagement & Setting Clear Goals)
Week 4: Managing Team Performance: Conflict Resolution & Creating a Psychologically Safe Environment
Week 5: Managing Team Rewards: Performance Appraisals & Creating a Sense of Justice & Equity)
Week 6: Distributing Rewards to Team Members
Week 7: Managing Team Development: Skills Gaps, Performance Issues & Training, Learning & Development
Week 8: Implementing a Training Cycle and Overcoming Challenges
Week 9: Creating a Progressive Workplace: Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion
Week 10: Review & Preparation for Assessment
By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and lead a team.
- Learning Activities (optional)
Learners will undertake multiple activities throughout the course to ensure that students understand the key concepts explored. Feedback will be provided to build knowledge, understanding, and confidence in advance of the graded assessment.
- Questions in Response to Case Study (100%) (optional)
Learners who choose to submit this assessment will be awarded 10 Academic Credits towards a relevant Master's degree at the University of Glasgow.
Meet The Team
This course is designed and delivered Neil Dodson.
Neil has enjoyed many roles and professions over a long and varied career. He has worked in special needs education, is a qualified paediatric audiologist, and since leaving his role as a school principal in Australia, has specialised in project management consultancy. He has also worked for the Auditor General of Western Australia. Neil is passionate about team development and has pioneered courses such as ‘Wider Opportunities for Women’ to facilitate more egalitarian workplaces. Having led many successful teams, Neil is highly focused on practical approaches based on theoretical best practice.
For all enquiries related to this course, contact the Upskilling team at email@example.com.
Course alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all courses as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a course. For more information, please see: Student contract.
This course is designed to equip learners with skills to progress into the following roles and industries:
- Managerial roles
- HR Professional
- Organisational Behavioural Science Professional
Completion of this course grants potential for:
- Further academic study
- Increased earning potential
- New career path
Fees & funding
Funding: If you are based in Scotland and/or work for an organisation based in Scotland, you are eligible for a fully funded place on this course, meaning you can upskill free of charge.
Discounts: A 20% discount is available to NHS, Civil Service and Third Sector employees. A 10% discount is available to UofG alumni and for group bookings.
It is suggested that learners on this course are educated to at least Undergraduate level and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. Learners will not be asked to prove their academic or professional history.
How to Apply
Stage 1: Submit Notification of Interest Form
When applications open, notify us of your interest in applying for a course. You will then receive an email with a link to the Admissions Form.
Stage 2: Submit Admissions Form
Submit an Admissions Form using the same email address that you used in your Notification of Interest Form. If you are granted an SFC funded place on the course, you will receive an Access Account Notification email (AAN) including instructions on how to complete Academic Registration.
The submission of this form does not guarantee you a place on the course. You will hear from us regarding our decision in approximately four weeks.
Stage 3: Complete Academic Registration
Once complete, your place on the course will be secured.
Upskilling learners do not have to complete Financial Registration or manually enrol. This is processed by the Upskilling team.
Courses have a limited number of spaces. Thus, applications may close before the advertised deadline. To avoid disappointment, it is encouraged that you complete Stages 1-3 of your application at the earliest opportunity.