A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Lesson 01 - High-Performance Organizations
Learn the fundamental principles of a High-Performance Organization, designing an HPO, aligning an HPO with your company's strategy, and implementing an HPO.
Lesson 02 - Egalitarianism
Define the HPO principle of Egalitarianism and engagement and describe how you can empower your employees as well as how to create an empowered workforce.
Lesson 03 - Shared Information and Trust
You will learn about the HPO principle of Shared Information and Trust and the different ways to communicate your vision for an HPO. This lesson will also identify the characteristics that make a good leader and how communication and a collaborative environment can be used to create successful teams.
Lesson 04 - Trust and Integrity
In this lesson, you will look at the principles of trust and integrity in an HPO and how shared information helps develop trust and integrity. You will also identify ways to break down barriers and encourage trust and define the role of the Psychological Contract.
Lesson 05 - Performance Management Process
Here you'll look at the three steps of the performance management process and the four basic elements necessary to establish effective standards for performance management and describe what an effective performance management process looks like. The lesson will also discuss how knowledge development supports an HPO.
Lesson 06 - Employee Motivation
Keeping employees motivated is critical to an organization's efforts to become an HPO. In this lesson, you'll identify ways to motivate your employees, learn how clearly defined roles and expectations can help them, and discover how training and development can turn them into high performers. You'll also look at the benefits of the performance-reward linkage in developing an HPO.
Lesson 07 - Handling Disputes
You will learn the common causes of workplace disputes, the cost of workplace disputes, and the role of arbitration to handle disputes. You will also learn about a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and examine how an HRIS can help develop and maintain an HPO.
Lesson 08 - Organization Culture
Define organization culture. Identify your organization's culture, the effects of culture on developing and maintaining an HPO. Discuss the statistics of a low performance culture. Explain how to design an organizational culture to implement an HPO and discuss the role of the mission statement in supporting an HPO.
Lesson 09 - Diversity
You will learn about diversity such as the definition of diversity, the benefits of diversity in an HPO, and how you can manage diversity-related conflicts in the workplace. You will also learn about the role of leadership in a diverse workplace.
Lesson 10 - Implementing an HPO
Explore how implementing an HPO can improve your company's bottom line and how motivating your employees can help your company be an HPO. The lesson will also talk about the role of communication and delegating authority in creating an HPO.
Lesson 11 - Participative Leadership
The focus of this lesson is participative leadership. You will learn ways to grow talent internally to become leaders for an HPO, the leadership role in an HPO, and define leadership and management styles that contribute to an HPO. The lesson will also talk about how corporate governance contributes to an HPO.
Lesson 12 - Strategic Planning Process
This lesson will focus on the strategic planning process. It will cover an organization's strengths and weaknesses and how to implement and evaluate your strategic plan. You will also learn how to find the right strategy for your organization and explain how the strategic plan contributes to the implementation of an HPO.