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People & Organisational Effectiveness

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This programme provides solutions to the challenges faced by line managers in managing and motivating people to achieve an organisation's objectives and results.

Drawing on current research and practical exercises, participants will be provided with concepts and frameworks that can be directly applied in the work place. The first day focuses on how organisations cope with change, the implications for the workforce and the role of the manager to sustain and increase commitment and performance during times of change and uncertainty. The second day provides practical tool-kits in the functional areas of line management. We conclude with each participant preparing a personal learning action plan for post-course development.

The two days are highly interactive and reflective, and we use industry examples, case studies and role play as well as insights from latest research to create a lively and productive learning environment.


  • Talent attraction, nurturing and individual development
  • How to ensure higher staff retention
  • Performance management and rewards
  • Organisational development - adapting to changing circumstances
  • Change management - managing people through change
  • Leading change - what does leadership mean?


You'll learn from outstanding faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School and gain a truly international experience from your global peer group.

In this fast-paced and practical two day programme you will:

  • Acquire and develop new people management capabilities and confidence
  • Gain practical concepts and frameworks
  • Translate frameworks into day-day business responsibilities
  • Understand more about your own role as a leader
  • Develop personal action plans to use your new skills and achieve desired behaviours within your team

This programme counts as one course for those completing the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Who should attend

General managers in both the public and private sector with significant people management responsibilities, who have either recently taken on these responsibilities or wish to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Faculty & speakers

Philip Stiles

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

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Dates & fees

Dates Duration Fees *
2018 dates tbc 3 days £2,995 + VAT

VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £2,995 + 20% = £3,594.

* Fees include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School's Alumni Association. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 226KB) (updated 27 October 2015)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 243KB) (updated 27 October 2015)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

This was a great balance of theory and examples in practice. Excellent tutors that encouraged group participation. I would recommend the course to anyone in people management.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Claire Wright

Senior Open Programme Advisor
Tel: +44 (0)1223 330741

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Upcoming dates for this programme have not yet been confirmed. Register your interest in this programme and we'll let you know when the dates are finalised.

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