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Managing Personnel for the First Time: Basic Training for New Managers

Short Overview
This program is designed for individuals that will be managers for the first time. According to recent statistics, six out of ten newly appointed managers are ineffective (or even fail) during their first two years in their new role. 58% of them have received no training and report lack of training as the main reason of failure to this new role. This program is intended to develop basic people management skills that are required, by any individual who undertakes the management of people especially for the first time, such as team development, delegation, feedback, performance evaluation, management / leadership style etc. It is a program based on asynchronous (video lectures, exercises, practical examples, talks by invited business executives, videos, self-evaluation exercises) and modern (online meeting with the professors) educational methods.
Learning Goals
After the completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Understand who is a successful manager
  • Understand the obstacles a manager may face at an individual and organizational level
  • Understand and apply the basic principles of managing people and teams
  • Realize the strengths and the areas of improvement based on personal self-assessment
  • Explain the practical applications of human resource management
  • Adopt good practices of managing people
Program Value
When an employee makes a job transition to the role of a new manager and from being responsible for his/her individual performance to taking on managing people or teams, individuals need to rely on basic management knowledge and skills. This is the goal and the value of the program. This program will contribute to the better adaptation and undertaking of job tasks that has the challenge of managing people.
Teaching Material
ppt voice presentation, exercises, video and online meeting with professors (first section of subject areas)
Evaluation Method And Final Grade Computation
Participants will be evaluated by completing multiple choice questions at the end of each topic section. Successful completion of the program and award of a training certificate requires a final grade of at least 50%.
Learning Method Description
The program uses the eLearning educational method: learning takes place purely asynchronously (that is, on days and hours that serve the trainee, without mandatory attendance at a specific time or day), exclusively remotely (using a special educational platform via the internet from the trainee's area) and using digital educational tools such as video lectures, interactive self-assessment exercises, and other elearning tools that ensure effective and flexible individual self-learning. The program's training material becomes available at specific time periods, based on the training path followed, and then remains available on the training platform without restrictions throughout the duration of the program.
Teaching Language
Application deadline: 15/05/2024
Program start: 22/05/2024
Program completion: 14/07/2024
Way to follow
Other important information
A description of the program in the Englihs language can be found here.
ECTS units: 2,5
Hours of asynchronous training: 50
Includes training hours (indicative) using an asynchronous distance learning (eLearning) platform.
Additional hours of employment: 25
Additional hours of work are included (indicative) and may include individual study, writing assignments, participation in field visits, participation in exams, etc.
Total hours: 75
The total hours include hours of synchronous and asynchronous training, as well as additional hours of employment.
Weeks of training: 7
Weeks in which activities of any kind are planned are included.
Vocational Education and Training Certificate
Trainees who successfully complete the program are granted a Vocational Education and Training Certificate of the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Athens University of Economics and Business, which is accompanied by a Supplement to the Certificate, detailing the subject of the program, the thematic units attended by the trainee , as well as the training methodology followed.
Target Audience
The program is addressed, as its title, to those who are responsible to manage people for the first time and to those who wish to 'refresh' their knowledge and skills because they are going to take on new and challenging roles.
Prerequisite Knowledge
  • High school degree.
  • Knowledge of English, B2 level as a minimum.
Scientific Responsible
Mode And Frequency Of Communication
Communication between trainers and trainees is purely asynchronous, via e-mails and/or personal messages through the training platform. An online meeting with the instructors is also planned in the first week.
The total amount of tuition fees is €360 and is paid in two installments. The first installment of €150, is paid in advance before the start of the course, to ensure participation, and the second, of €210, is paid before the program is completed by half. In case of a discount, the above amounts are reduced proportionally. In case of a 20% discount, the above amounts are €288 (total amount), €150 (first installment - advanced payment) and €138 (second installment). Trainees are informed of exact deadlines and installment amounts upon acceptance into the program via email.
Trainees are informed of the installment amounts and related deadlines via email upon their acceptance into the program.


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