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Course Description


The global economy is experiencing an economic downturn that is having a major impact on all industries and all organisations. This has also had significant impact or potential impact on the workforce. This impact can be both practical and psychological. Possible impacts can range from employee turnover (with your best people leaving), increased absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’, more accidents and safety violations, poor performance, workplace bullying, stress and mental health issues, ethical violations and other serious issues.

This dynamic and contemporary course will focus on the practical solutions and application of best practices for managing and leading your workforce during the present economic downturn, but it will also focus on skills and practices applicable to all future crisis and major changes. This course is suitable for all managers and leaders at all levels.

This course will highlight:

  • Practical solutions and application of best practices for managing and leading your workforce during the present economic downturn
  • Developing appropriate services and strategies to retain valuable employees
  • The importance of good leadership and management in times of change


By the end of this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the potential impact of the economic downturn on your workforce
  • Analyze the best strategies to deal with this impact in a proactive and constructive way
  • Develop an action plan to implement programs and interventions to improve retention, employee health and welfare and performance during the economic downturn

Training Methodology

The training course will utilize a variety of adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding and retention of the information presented. This will include group and individual activities, case studies and practical exercises. This will be facilitated through direct input, discussion and encouragement to critically appraise the ideas presented. Delegates will be encouraged to interact and engage with the course by exploring, discussing and debating the findings and conclusions of group activities using their own work related experiences.

Organisational Impact

Incorporating taught skills and techniques into their work behaviour, participants will increase their competencies as a leader or manager.

  • Develop strategic understanding of this key issue facing all organisations globally
  • Increased awareness of the psychological and sociological factors related to workforce management and leadership
  • Develop managers and leaders in critical and contemporary skills

Personal Impact

This practical and informative course will increase and develop your overall skills as a Manager or Leader.

  • Increased competency in key skills related to management and leadership
  • Improved interpersonal skills when working with employees at all levels
  • Critically analyze your approach to managing people problems in the workplace and put development plans in place to manage vital workplace issues


This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • All Leaders, Managers and Supervisors
  • Anyone moving into a leadership role
  • People who want the latest information on leadership and management related to the economic downturn
  • Those interested in developing their career in leadership and management
Course Outline


Leadership in a Time of Crisis and Transformation

  • An overview of the causes and impacts of the economic downturn
  • The importance of transformational leadership
  • Leadership and management – how they differ and why it matters
  • Is empowerment & engagement possible during economic downturn
  • Ethical violations and how to prevent them
  • Why change leadership is essential


Managing Employee Problem & Issues

  • Absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’
  • Essential human factors in occupational health & safety issues
  • Poor performance and its link to change
  • Preventing workplace bullying
  • Stress and well-being
  • Mental health issues in the workplace


Developing Services and Strategies to Retain Valuable Employees

  • Why do good people leave?
  • Effective retention strategies
  • What level of turnover is ‘good’?
  • Talent management & succession planning essentials
  • Supporting employees with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Personal action planning
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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