In the 21st Century, the human component is what will define companies that thrive and innovate, and provide a competitive edge. This 10-week course is for leaders and managers who don’t want to take on HR roles; but do want to know how to attract, nurture, manage and retain top talent. Learn about best practices and new ways of recognising and valuing people at work, along with practical ways for positively influencing human behaviour.

Tailored to cultural diversity and legislation unique to South Africa, this course will teach you how to manage organisational change, and develop key talent in a way that aligns with 21st Century business needs.

Online learning, amplified by live lectures

A further benefit is that this online course is amplified with lectures which can be attended on our campus, live streamed or watched later when convenient to you.

This is an immense learning experience that comes with our highly-regarded proof-points: industry relevance, knowledge and practical know-how, and the ‘reassurance of competency’ that a Red & Yellow certificate conveys.

Real humans have your back

There is a team of real, live people (not bots) dedicated to getting students over the finish line, and ensuring they have the best, most value-adding learning experience.

Our Course Coordination team are your motivational cheerleaders and there to assist with any admin related queries. And our knowledgeable team of Instructional Designers and subject-matter experts are always available for more course specific questions.

Our promise

An incredible, different-from-the-norm learning experience that combines the benefits of ‘online’ with the value of ‘real world’.

A certificate from Red & Yellow is a ‘‘guarantee of competency” that you have the industry-relevant knowledge, the practical know-how to implement, and the human skills so essential in the future.

This course is perfect for:

  • For anyone needing to lead teams, manage people and drive performance.
  • Organisations who understand that people’s expectations of how they work, and who they work for are very different now; requiring new approaches and thinking.
  • Individuals who want to manage and lead their teams more effectively and productively
  • Small businesses too small for a dedicated ‘people person’, but still have to manage ‘people needs’
  • Entrepreneurs who want the skills to create incredible cultures and attract the very best talent


This course consists of 8 comprehensive modules covering all the critical theory, together with assignments that not only ensure you embed the knowledge but can also learn how to apply and implement in real life.

  • Module 1: Managing people in the era of Innovation
  • Module 2: People, organisations and behaviour
  • Module 3: Strategic HR for the Agile Organisation
  • Module 4: Talent attraction and selection
  • Module 5: Job design for a learning organisation
  • Module 6 The employee value proposition
  • Module 7: Performance, development and succession
  • Module 8: Employee wellbeing


This 10-week course teaches you to:

  • Understand how to balance the complexities of individual quirks, cultural diversity and organisational behaviours to create a culture that works for all stakeholder needs
  • Design career paths, processes and workflows that support a learning - rather than a ‘stagnant’ - organisation
  • Be aware of the labour laws that govern South African companies, and the resulting implications for employers
  • Be cognizant of the entire ‘people’ journey. Not only how to attract, evaluate and select top talent, but also to create a culture that enables and supports retention and engagement
  • Respect the importance of ‘soft’ skills, not only ‘hard’; and equip you with the ability to identify, recognise and develop these essential human characteristics
  • Truly value the critical role that internal teams’ play in bringing the brand to life and creating consistent, credible differentiation
  • Lead and manage teams to ensure not only alignment with, and delivery on, brand promise - but also genuine advocacy from the people that make it happen. Changing the adage, “happy staff (= people with a vested interested in improvements, innovation and success) - happy customers
  • Learn essential human skills that are going to become increasingly-important career differentiators in the AI-led 21st Century

Pre-Course Requirements

To qualify, you need to meet the following requirements:

The right attitude, a keen desire to succeed, and great communication skills (literacy, numeracy, comprehension).

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Last updated November 12, 2018
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