Why Humanistic Management – Information

Why Humanistic ManagementThis one hour course will provide you with an overview of what a humanistic management paradigm is all about. Presented by Dr. Ernst von Kimakowitz, Director of the Humanistic Management Center.

Course Date: This course is being scheduled for Feb 2014 

Cost – Free

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SHRM Members Welcome!

 Program Description:

This course provides an overview on the why, the how and the what in humanistic management. Humanistic management advocates a paradigm shift towards a more human centered management approach based on three fundamental steps. This approach, developed by the Humanistic Management Center, consists of:

  1. Respect for human dignity in business 
  2. Integration of ethics in management decisions 
  3. Engagement with stakeholders

Together these steps lead to views on managerial tasks that are better aligned to a role of business in society that is based on shared value creation. Consequently mutually beneficial relationships between business and the communities it works in can flourish protecting human dignity and promoting human wellbeing.

Benefits of this Course:

“This course will strengthen your moral compass and can serve as an entry point to fascinating opportunities for aligning business success with societal value creation.”

– Ernst von Kimakowitz

This course will support HR professionals in gaining a better understanding of the fundamental tenets of a human centered management paradigm. Participants will reach terminological and conceptual clarity on the why the how and the what in humanistic management through a rich combination of research insight and practical, real world examples.

This 1 hour course will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of some of the main challenges we face as a global community
  • An overview of what Humanistic Management means
  • Ways business can better contribute to addressing those challenges

Topics covered include:

  • A global perspective on the (business) world we live in
  • Terminological clarity 
  • The main elements of humanistic management
  • Activities that business can engage in to adopt a humanistic management style

Course information:

One hour online program: includes video lesson, handouts and other reading materials. You can study at your own pace but still have access to the instructor to ask questions, interact with your fellow students, and more. All participants will be required to take an online test to receive their certificate of completion.

To participate in this course you will need Internet access and the ability to view youtube style online videos. The course will work on home computers and tablets such as the iPad.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Ernst von KimakowitzDr. Ernst von Kimakowitz is Director of the Humanistic Management Center, a think tank, learning institution and advisory firm promoting business management that protects human dignity and promotes human wellbeing. Complementing his scholarly work, Ernst also lectures at various Universities around the world, consults business and nonprofit organizations and holds and range of board, editorial and reviewer positions. His specializations include humanistic management, corporate responsibility, business and economic ethics, stakeholder engagement and impact investing.

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