Free Online Course on Personal Development

The Open University Learning Platform: FutureLearn
  Start Date: 15th April 2018   Intermediate

Course Description: 

Personal development is an essential management skill. This online course will help you define your development needs and recognise opportunities for development.
It has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – the leading authority on management and leadership in the UK.
As such, it will give you the opportunity to learn from both academic experts and experienced practitioners.

What will you learn in this course?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
Assess and plan for personal professional development
Produce and plan the resources required for personal professional development
Identify, implement and evaluate a personal development plan

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, or experienced managers with few or no formal qualifications. It will enable you to demonstrate your continuous professional development and go on to achieve a CMI Level 5 Award as part of the Management and Leadership, Personal Development program. If you also complete and pass the Management and Leadership, Essentials program, you’ll earn another CMI Level 5 Award. Together, these two awards will give you a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership – the next step to Chartered Manager status.

Who are the instructors?

Charles Barthold
Charles is a Lecturer in Management (Open University). He has extensive experience in teaching on topics related to Organisation Studies. He completed his PHD at the University of Leicester.

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Cost of course:

FREE but with limited access to the course for 6 weeks. To upgrade to unlimited access to the course costs about 69£ as at April 2018

Course Duration:

4 weeks, 3 hours per week



How to enrol:

Click here to enroll


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