People Management for Public Sector Managers
People Management for Public Sector Managers - Virtual
17 Aug 2022
R 3450.00

Brief Description
The People Management and Empowerment for Senior Managers short course provides you with requisite skills to enhance your skills in managing teams and individuals by setting goals that take various individual approaches and levels of responsibility into account. The course focuses on topics within the human resource practice setting and empowering employees to make purposeful contributions, allocating relevant resources and solving problems in an effective way by taking accountability for their time and duty served.
This course is aligned with the Senior Management Service (SMS) Competency Framework in order to acquire the appropriate core competency skills set on a senior manager level.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
  • seek opportunities to increase your personal contribution and level of responsibility
  • support and respect the individuality of others, while recognising the benefits of diversity of different ideas and approaches
  • empower others to increase their contributions and levels of responsibility
  • consistently apply labour and employment legislation and regulations
  • facilitate goal setting and problem solving within a team
  • recognise differences between individuals, cultures and teams and provide developmental feedback according to performance management principles
  • adhere to internal and national standards with regards to human resource practices
  • identify required competencies and suitable resources for specific tasks
  • display a personal interest in the wellbeing of colleagues
  • manage your own time as well as that of colleagues and/or other stakeholders, and
  • manage conflict through a participatory approach.
This credit-bearing course* provides you with an entry point to formal degree programmes exclusively presented by the University of Pretoria with credits afforded towards a Masters in Public Administration on NQF 9 (20 credits).
Course Content
  • Personal contribution and level of responsibility
  • Diversity in ideas and different approaches
  • Empowering colleagues to improve contributions
  • Labour relations and employment legislation
  • Setting goals and solving problems in a team
  • Performance management principles
  • Human resource practices and standards
  • Allocation of competencies and resources
  • Time and conflict management
* Successful completion of credit-bearing short courses entails that a candidate who otherwise complies with all the admission requirements for corresponding formal degree programmes as published annually in the respective year faculty year books of the University of Pretoria may upon registering for the formal programme obtain credits for the corresponding degree modules. Normal application processes for admission to formal programmes at the University of Pretoria must be followed. Certificates of successful completion of credit-bearing short courses issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria must be submitted during the application for recognition of allocated credits.
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a minimum of three years managerial experience in the public sector and/or a relevant tertiary qualification. Delegates who wish to pursue admission to the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Pretoria should be in possession of a relevant bachelors degree.
The SPMA Postgraduate Committee will consider exemption (credits) on some of the modules towards the course work MPA, on condition that delegates meet the minimum requirements as stated above.
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Catalogue and Category:
Public Administration and Management
Who Should attend:
This course is specifically aimed at senior managers in the South African public sector and/or public service employees aspiring towards a managerial position.
Delivery Mode:
Blended, Contact Sessions, Online
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