In this course we discuss how learning and development can enhance the role and contribution of managers in delivering organizational goals. We start with a brief overview of how in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment, management is the key differentiator between success or failure to an organization.

This leads to a conversation about how Management Development should focus less on management skills and more concerned with four key dimensions: the ability to articulate vision, create a shared understanding, having clarity of thought within chaos and the agility to collaborate to bring about rapid change.

This course offers a critical perspective on organization development and highlights the direct connection between a commitment to ongoing OD approaches and the achievement of organizational purpose.

Course Key Content: Management Development, Vision, Human Relations, Managerial Capability, Collaboration, Management Skills, Organization Development, People management.


Learning Objectives
  • Discover how management is the key differentiator between success or failure to an organization.
  • Identify how Articulating Vision utilizes the human relations approach to management, where the informal organizational structure is recognized as the key to unlocking the motivation of employees.
  • Explore how Creating Understanding requires husbandry and enables the management team to understand the consequences of decisions made and impact of managerial behavior on individual performance.
  • Explore how the managerial capability to successfully achieve Clarity of Thought within the chaos links the vision of the organization and encourages individuals to choose to engage with the change needed.
  • Discover how the Agility to Collaborate enables the vision to become meaningful, shared throughout the organization and translated into organizational activities.
Last updated/reviewed: August 25, 2023
9 Reviews (24 ratings)


Anonymous Author
The facilitator presented content in a meaningful way, highlighting the impact that management has on organizational behaviors, engagement, and performance. The supporting materials were effective and aligned nicely with the delivery. Overall, a great refresher for anyone in a leadership role!

Anonymous Author
Seemed more like listening to a Doctorate Dissertation rather than a class meant to inform and improve managerial skills. If one like highly intellectualized classes, this is for you.

Anonymous Author
Very Informative and well thought out.I can tell a lot of time and effort was put into the course. Gave really good deep detail.

Anonymous Author
Good course. Stated learning objectives were met, program materials were relevant and the instructor was effective.

Anonymous Author
I had not previously considered different managerial careers, thjs was very insightful

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Great course, it comprises a broad range of topics very well structured and explained.

Anonymous Author
I really like the course. Highly recommended. ++++++++++++++++++++++

Anonymous Author
Course met its objective, was well structured and presented.

Anonymous Author
Very good basic management development theory training

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Management Development1:16
  Utilizing the Human Relations Approach to Management16:55
  Creating Understanding12:01
  Managerial Capability9:29
  Different Managerial Careers6:00
  Development Recommendations10:42
  Agility to Collaborate7:38
  Development Solutions10:07
Continuous Play
  Management Development 1:23:41
Supporting Materials
  Slides: Management DevelopmentPDF
  Management Development Glossary/IndexPDF
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