Detailed programme

'The People Manager' consists of 4 modules. Each module focuses on a particular aspect of people management such as the people manager as manager of the inflow, motivator & performance manager, coach & communicator and career manager.

Module 1: The people manager as manager of the inflow

  • The ‘psychological contract’ between your employees and your organisation
  • Attracting the right people to your team
  • Are you generation-Y proof?

Module 2: The people manager as a career manager

  • How to gain insight into people’s career ambitions and guide them in their career planning
  • Your role as a mentor

Module 3: The people manager as a communicator and coach

  • Emotions and how to deal with them
  • The golden rules of effective communication
  • Becoming an even better coach

Module 4: The people manager as a motivator and performance manager

  • Does higher motivation generate better performance?
  • Customising performance management in your team
  • An empowering conversation: how to maximise impact

People Management Tips

Professor Koen Dewittinck shares 7 Tips For Becoming a Great People Manager.

The Vlerick Difference

We have a unique approach to learning, which focuses on bringing theory to life, giving you the skills and insight you need to really make a difference. Spend time on our beautiful campuses, and you become part of one of the most active business communities in Europe, learning in a way that will help you to be a more effective and productive business leader throughout your career. Learning at Vlerick really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.

Digital − the new normal in business − will also strengthen your learning process. Our online platform ‘Showpad’ and the use of a tablet grant you access to all of the learning materials anywhere, anytime, and enable you to go beyond note-taking: take pictures of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, record a video of a role play, participate in a quick poll, create a Wikipage together … and share them on the spot with your group.

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