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Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership

Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership Copyrighted image Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Aug 2016
Do you want to gain some fantastic resources to help aid your understanding of leadership in the public service? OpenLearn has a range of...

OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from across the day.

What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide

What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Copyright free: Puravida_fotagrifie
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2016
Tall organisations have many layers of hierarchies; flat ones have fewer. But what is the advantage of each approach?

What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide

What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Copyright free: helpsg
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2016
Writing in 1979, Henry Mintzberg identified five components to answer the question 'what is an organisation'?.

OpenLearn Live: 4th December 2015

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Dec 2015
How do you celebrate Ramadan in space? How do teams decide to take big risks? Then more free learning through the day.

Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership

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Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
So we have all heard of John Lewis, but did you know it is employee-owned? And what does this actually mean? Follow Supreme Streets' journey...

How India reacted to Sundar Pichai's new role at Google - and what will he do?

How India reacted to Sundar Pichai's new role at Google - and what will he do? Creative commons image Maurizio Pesce under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
Indian-born Sundar Pichai has been appointed CEO at Google. How did India react to the news? Like anything, with jokes and Wikipedia edit wars.

What is ROWE - and does it deliver results?

What is ROWE - and does it deliver results? Copyright free image Copyright free: Cal-America
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2015
ROWE - where employees are judged on what they do, rather than where they are, remains popular with some organisations. But does it deliver results?

7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things

7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things Copyrighted image Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
Sometimes discovering what you're capable of can surprise you. Get inspiration from these seven talented people who were pleasantly surprised by...

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Developing high trust work relationships

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Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 12 Sep 2016
Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high trust work relationships, introduces the concept of trust, what...

Three principles of a coaching approach

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an effective coach. Whether or not you recognise the use of a 'coaching...

Difference and challenge in teams

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
This free course looks at how teams ‘travel’ together on a journey of development. Those journeys are hardly ever smooth. The course encourages you...

Commercial awareness

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 16 Aug 2016
This short course encourages you to look across your organisation, at your place within it and the value you create. It considers how getting...

Discovering development management

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Discovering development management
Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

Marketing in the 21st Century

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Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
This free course, Marketing in the 21st century, offers a managerial perspective on how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation,...

Different types of business

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context

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Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
This free course, Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context, relates software to the organisation that it supports,...

The importance of interpersonal skills

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance...

Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
This free course, Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your...