Students will identify and develop a personal management style that best suits them
and their company in this dynamic time; a style that needs to evolve during the various stages of
the pandemic recovery and beyond.
Using a ‘new normal’ lens, students will explore the differences and similarities of managing and
leading, identify issues around employee motivation and development, improve the use of teams
and teamwork, enhance virtual and hybrid communication and explore diversity, cultural, and
generational issues in the workplace. By the end of this course, students will become better
managers and have new tools to manage during this challenging time.
Length: 2 hours
Where: Online live synchronous
Course Code: PS904
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What you learn
- Create a personal and organizational management roadmap addressing the evolving
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the elements of management and how they
need to be adapted to address changes in the workplace.
- Develop virtual teams and improve teamwork in the changing workplace.
- Understand and enhance their personal communication style.
- Learn about the responsibilities of managers to address social issues in the workplace.
The course will be delivered in interactive Zoom sessions with minimal slides and maximum discussion. Participants will receive a digital workbook containing all of the slides and additional handouts.
About the instructor
Rich Weissman, an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator,
collaborates with trade associations and professional development organizations to create
articles, insights, business briefs, presentations, blogs, and custom content, with a focus on
managing the global supply chain. He also develops and delivers innovative workforce
development programs for small and midsize businesses, concentrating on strategy, leadership,
management, operations management, process improvement, and customer service. Rich teaches
operations management, supply chain management, marketing, organizational behavior and
managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels for several Boston area
universities. Rich earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics
from Rutgers University.