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Project Management: Human Resources and Leadership

Anglia Ruskin University via FutureLearn Program


In just ten weeks, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories, concepts, and principles underlying the management of human resources, and come away able to lead teams of people in projects to success.

Upskill in human resource management

This microcredential will let you develop skills in how to lead teams, manage people, and make high-scale projects a success.

You’ll explore the theories, principles, and practice of human resource management, while critically evaluating its real-world examples, developing your knowledge base and approach to the management of people and oversight of team projects.

You’ll bring this together with your own values, experiences, and goals – laying the basis for the life-long development of your own management skills.

Learn leadership skills to further your career

You’ll discover how to combine these core project management tools – recruitment, workplace relations, knowledge management – with vital leadership skills.

Explore the role motivation and rewards play in driving performance, how to lead groups and teams, how to create an inclusive and productive work environment and discover the advantages of knowledge management.

The best project managers are able to develop their staffs’ skills and capabilities – something that this microcredential will focus on by exploring the importance of intellectual capital.

Moreover, the microcredential is 100% online – meaning you can flexibly develop your career, learning these core skills in your own time around other commitments.

Project management certification

Ultimately, you’ll come away certified by project management experts at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), able to prove to employers your knowledge and ability to effectively manage and lead teams.

This course is part of a postgraduate degree programme in Project Management offered by ARU.

Are project management skills in demand?

The Project Management Institute’s 2019 ‘Pulse of the Profession’ report suggests that 85% of organisations will change how they operate in the next five years.

Managers who have the training to oversee complex projects – and the people skills to successfully lead teams – will be in increasing demand in the years ahead.

Mastering human resources provides business with a long-lasting competitive edge, and recruiting and retaining the right staff can make all the difference to a successful project.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Managing People in Projects
-Develop an understanding of the theories, concepts, and principles underlying the management of human resources.

Course 2: Motivation, Performance and Rewards
-Explore content theories of motivation and engage with principles and aims involved, and the methods used to manage performance.

Course 3: Managing Project Teams
-Teams are increasingly important to manage groups, and organisations spend considerable resources building and developing teams.

Course 4: Managing Workplace
-Develop an understanding of an effective system to manage discipline, grievances, and disputes to ensure good workplace relations.

Course 5: Knowledge Management
-Critically evaluate the advantages of knowledge management and its contribution to the success of organisations.

Taught by

Christian Henjewele

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