UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Learn how to align talent management and business strategy to contribute to organisational success

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

10-12 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An understanding of human resource management’s place within the broader strategy of your organisation.

2

The tools to effectively retain talent and manage staff performance to achieve strategic business goals.

3

Strategies to supervise leadership development, counteract workplace toxicity, and improve overall organisational agility.

4

A certificate from Africa’s leading university1 highlighting your newfound knowledge of strategic human resource management.

1QS Top Universities (Jan, 2020).

COURSE CURRICULUM

Over the duration of this online short course, you’ll work through the following modules:

Module 1 Strategic Models and Frameworks for HR Competencies
Learn about various models of business strategy and construct a model for HR competency.

Module 2 Applying HR Diagnostics
Diagnose an organisation's HR functions and conduct a stakeholder analysis.

Module 3 Implementing HR Strategy
Learn to increase the agility of an organisation and make use of an HRIS.

Module 4 Aligning Talent Acquisition to Organisational Strategy
Learn how to acquire the best talent to suit an organisation in the 21st century.

Module 5 Encouraging High Performance
Discover how to measure, encourage and optimise performance.

Module 6 Retaining Talent
Learn best practice for talent management and the development of company culture.

Module 7 Managing Risk
Discover how to effectively manage change and handle conflict.

Module 8 Sustainable Succession
Learn how to manage leadership succession and about HR approaches into the future.

Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.

 

COURSE CONVENOR

Anton Schlechter

Professor of Organisational Psychology, UCT

With 20 years of academia and business experience, Professor Schlechter is an expert in the fields of reward management, talent management, HR analytics, performance management, and employee engagement. As a registered industrial psychologist and a fellow and honorary life member of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa, Schlechter has authored various peer-reviewed articles, written several book chapters, and published articles in the popular press. He previously worked in the Organisational Development and Training Department at Media24 before joining Stellenbosch University’s Department of Industrial Psychology as a full-time academic from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, Schlechter joined the School of Management Studies at UCT.

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