Certificate Course in Organizational Behavior

Course Overview

Organizational leadership and management skills are critical to success in business, in the voluntary sector, community services, and any profession where you must achieve results through others. The Certificate in Organizational Behavior will help you develop the ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute towards the effectiveness and success of your organization.

Effective management of Human Resources within organizations requires an understanding of various behavior and processes. Managers need to know why people behave as they do in relation to their jobs, their work groups and their organizations. This knowledge of individuals’ perceptions, motivational attitudes and behavior will enable managers to not only understand themselves better, but also to adopt appropriate¬† managerial policies and leadership styles to increase their effectiveness.

The Organizational Development Certificate provides an introduction to the concepts and practices related to systems and technologies that facilitate organizational change and enhance organizational effectiveness. It is designed for professionals involved with recruitment, selection, placement, training, and performance management of employees and staff in organizations.


Course Objectives

  • By the end of this course the students should be able to
  • Demonstrate the importance of interpersonal skills in work place
  • Define Organizational Behavior
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities managers have in applying Organizational Behavior concepts.
  • Describe how organizations Manage diversity effectively
  • Define Leadership and contrast Leadership and Management
  • Identify common barriers to Effective Communication
  • Compare the four main approaches to managing Organizational Change


Course Outline

  • What is Organization Behavior
  • Diversity in organizations
  • Attitudes and Job satisfaction
  • Personality and Values
  • Motivation: From concepts to applications
  • Understanding work teams
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Change and Stress Management




In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.


DURATION: 3 Months



ORGANIZERS: Development Dimensions Africa


FORMAT: Online Learning

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: infoinfo@humanitarianagenda.org


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