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Fostering innovation and changing culture: Trimester 1, Webinar 3

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 30th May 2019.

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• Defining innovation and the role of innovation in achieving competitive advantage.
• Understanding how people come to innovate.
• Understanding why it's essential to get the right culture to have employees innovate.
• Defining culture and how to express and drive culture change.
• Determining how to achieve innovation in an organisation.

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Motivating and setting objectives to drive performance: Trimester 1, Webinar 5

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.

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• Defining the performance of a worker in a job and establishing the link between motivation and performance.
• Revisiting the role of the job and job design on motivation.
• Understanding the role of the job description in objective setting.
• Introducing some theory of objectives and the natural human desire to strive to achieve goals.
• learning practical goal setting and introducing the reality of performance appraisal.

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Well-being: Productivity and Happiness at Work

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.2 min read


Psychological wellbeing is important. This book puts it simply: poor psychological wellbeing degrades worker performance and business outcomes. The book draws appropriately on academic research findings to make and justify the argument.

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A concise leadership model for managing day-to-day: Trimester 1, Webinar 6

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.

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• Defining leadership and the practical effects of manager intervention on staff motivation.
• Understanding that managers lead and that leadership is a management role.
• Setting out the difference between leadership approaches and leadership styles.
• Introducing some practical leadership interventions for managers.
• Introducing leadership approaches and how to select the right approach.
• Discussing how to do leadership day to day.

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Introduction to growing and developing your people: Trimester 2, Webinar 1

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019.

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  • Basic ideas about human competencies and behaviours
  • Introducing competency frameworks
  • Basic ideas about what enables people to learn
  • Re-visiting the link between personal characteristics and performance
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Making the business case for investment in people: Trimester 2, Webinar 2

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 28th May 2019.

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  • Interdependency of technology and people
  • Strategies supporting investment in technology over people
  • Key drivers in favour of developing people
  • Consequences of not developing staff and alternative strategies
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