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Graduate Certificate in Performance Management

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OVERVIEW

Post University’s Online Graduate Certificate in Performance Management is designed for professionals within organizations who are interested in Organizational Dynamics, Human Dynamics, and the accompanying systems that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of both. The program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to think systemically regarding performance management, which includes thinking through the management and leadership aspects of leading organizations into the future; managing organizations for high performance in a rapidly changing business environment; creating innovation within organizations; and benchmarking, measuring and rewarding individual and team performance.

 

Each course within the certificate program is designed to provide specific elements that build a collective whole, which will provide students with specific skills as well as the larger picture when it comes to Performance Management. Students will explore vision development and deployment related to performance. They also will delve into the areas of organizational structuring, vision development, talent acquisition, and the development, retention and reward of employees. Students also will learn about the various measurement systems related to human performance and the systems for developing a comprehensive performance management system.

 

THIS PROGRAM IS IDEAL FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE

  • Wishing to enhance engagement levels of the people within your command
  • Interested in increasing your abilities to coach and mentor subordinates
  • Dealing with complex issues and situations related to people within your command
  • Dealing with high potential people within your command

 

CURRICULUM

 

Courses
Credits
BUS508 The Future of Management and Leadership II

BUS508

The Future of Management and Leadership II - 3 Credits

This course is designed to provide an overview of, and insights into management and leadership. Distinguishing between these two important concepts, and then providing a historical perspective will provide context to current management and leadership models as well as best practices and trends for the future. The course will focus on necessary basics such as decision-making and the use of analytics, vision development and deployment, communication, empowerment, risk-taking, managing conflict and leading innovation. The course will also look into other critical areas of management and leadership such as leading in a hyper-connected society, emotional intelligence, and thinking systemically and strategically, all in pursuit of managing and leading for the future.

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Disclaimer: The above syllabus is a sample only from the course, and is subject to change at the Professor's discretion. Please do NOT purchase books based on this syllabus.

3 crs.
BUS515 Organizational Dynamics and Effectiveness

BUS515

Organizational Dynamics and Effectiveness - 3 Credits

This course focuses on managing organizations for high performance in a rapidly changing business environment. This course provides a unifying framework for issues in building and managing human assets in dynamic organizations, to achieve operational and strategic goals. The student will develop an understanding of essential HRM functions that drive and support the changing world of work. Topics include recruitment, selection, compensation, training, retention and turnover, performance management, and the human resource implications of various strategies. Students will also build up knowledge in operations function in industrial, service, and public organizations which includes forecasting, line balancing, aggregate scheduling, work measurement, quality control, and learning curve.

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Disclaimer: The above syllabus is a sample only from the course, and is subject to change at the Professor's discretion. Please do NOT purchase books based on this syllabus.

3 crs.
BUS665 Unleashing and Sustaining Innovation in the Organization

BUS665

Unleashing and Sustaining Innovation in Organizations - 3 Credits

The sweeping waves of technological breakthroughs supplemented by geopolitical and social changes, undermine the rigidity and viability of corporate structures, and usher in a new era of innovation and opportunities. The overall scope of this course consists of the analysis and evaluation of how organizations either adapt to or flourish under the constraints of bureaucratic inertia and resistance to change or relegate themselves to mediocrity and possibly extinction. Specifically, the themes of the course focus on technological breakthroughs and the groundwork that is necessary to render an organization amenable to creativity and change and on the process of establishing the right physical and psychological environments to foster successful and sustainable innovations.

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Disclaimer: The above syllabus is a sample only from the course, and is subject to change at the Professor's discretion. Please do NOT purchase books based on this syllabus.

3 crs.
BUS661 Benchmarking, Measuring and Rewarding Performance

BUS661

Benchmarking, Measuring and Rewarding Performance - 3 Credits

This course focuses more specifically on identifying best practices through benchmarking opportunities of performance management systems developed and maintained within various high performing organizations.  In addition, students will identify and analyze various measurement systems as they relate to human performance.  Special attention will be given to the many and varied reward and recognition systems that can be put in place as part of a holistic performance management system.  In an attempt to think systemically, students will be asked to research and identify all components of a comprehensive performance management system, and determine how to best implement such a system.  Case studies will be utilized as will various articles related to the implementation and maintenance and continuous improvement of performance management systems.

3 crs.
Graduate Certificate in Performance Management Total Credits 12 crs.