Course Detail: BUS200 - Fundamentals of Supervision and Management: Part 1 - NEW!

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management: Part 1 - NEW!

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management.

Learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and how to manage your time so you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.

This course also explores the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager's job involves getting things done through other people. Course topics will help you understand how to influence and direct other people's performance. Finally, learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

This course is offered 100% online. All course materials are included in the registration fee. Visit the course page below to learn more about start date options.


The Program

Week One
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Managerial Work
How has management theory evolved over the last 100 years? This lesson will take you back to the older days of assembly lines and scientific management. You will learn how organizations are structured and describe managerial jobs in terms of the technical and managerial tasks that are performed.

Lesson 2 - Making the Transition Into Management
It's time to identify the characteristics of a typical supervisor's day and how they handle daily challenges. In this lesson, you will learn how to make the supervisor's path smoother, such as empowerment and communication. How does one begin to think, act, and look like a manager?

Week Two
Lesson 3 - The Tasks of a Manager
Is leadership distinct from management? Do you have what it takes to be a leader, or are you cut out to be just a manager? This lesson covers the evolution of leadership research and begin to discuss the fascinating field of motivation. Believe it or not, a good leader can build motivation right into the design of a job.

Lesson 4 - Managing Tasks, Performance, and Time
In this lesson, you will learn how a supervisor can handle the challenges of delegation, performance management, and time management. Once you understand the challenges of the typical day, you will understand the importance of time management to a supervisor.

Week Three
Lesson 5 - Introduction to Motivation
It's time to really dig into the topic dear to many managers' hearts-motivation. This lesson clarifies what managers need to understand about human motivation and help you to understand the links between motivation and productivity.

Lesson 6 - The Best-Known Researchers in Motivation
Motivational theories are great as long as they truly help you to manage people at work every day. This lesson looks closely at four theories: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Herzberg's two-factor theory of motivation, Alderfer's theory on the three levels of human, and the three needs outlined by McClelland.

Week Four
Lesson 7 - Motivation Theories
Do you believe that people naturally want to do a good job? Or are people lazy by nature and need to be watched? In this lesson, find out if you're a Theory X or a Theory Y-type of manager. There are self-fulfilling prophecies to each of those beliefs.

Lesson 8 - Understanding the Theories of Motivation
This lesson defines two more very practical and influential motivational theories; equity theory and expectancy theory. This lesson wraps up the theoretical about the importance of creating a motivational environment.

Week Five
Lesson 9 - Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving
Now comes the hard part: when real life doesn't work out the way the theories said it should. What happens when conflict arises? This lesson explores conflict and conflict resolution. You will learn about specific techniques of negotiation, a particular type of conflict management.
Lesson 10 - Models of Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving
This less about conflict and problem-solving in work groups? This lesson identifies means of solving conflict between groups. You will also learn a problem-solving model that is useful in work and in life.

Week Six
Lesson 11 - Working Through Problems
This lesson explores the problem-solving model and talks about the importance of establishing objectives, generating alternatives, and choosing a solution.

Lesson 12 - Implementing Solutions to Problems and Conflicts
Your final lesson concludes the problem-solving model discussion and gives you the tools you need to carry the plan through to completion. You will explore the conflicts that may arise while solving problems and completing action plans.


About the Instructor
Patricia Addesso has worked for over 20 years in retail, academic and telecommunications organizations. She has a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and well-grounded in the theory of human behavior at work. In addition, she has held management positions in three companies, and thus "speaks the language" of upper management. This blend of the theoretical and the practical is the hallmark of her consulting style. Dr. Addesso's specialty is organization development and team building. She has been involved in managing mergers, acquisitions, and other large-scale organizational changes, and is currently involved in projects such as strategic planning and personality assessments.

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