Interpersonal Dynamics

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  • Course level: Expert

About Course

MLT 618


People are the most valuable asset of any profession, yet the most unpredictable, and the most challenging asset to manage. Managing people can be critical to the health of any organization; most managers don’t get the training they need to make good management decisions. This course will enable students to reflect on what makes a successful manager and the importance of leadership and effective resource management to operations,  identify and implement strategies to increase their effectiveness in delivering the organization’s vision.

What Will I Learn?

  • Upon completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Explain the principles and strategies of managing people and apply the skills to achieve a healthier outcome
  • Consider and adjust their management and communication styles to different people situations
  • Assess the strengths and identify development opportunities related to the style students currently manage
  • Listen and build relationships more

Topics for this course

29 Lessons3h

Lecture 1: Course Introduction?

This week we are looking at Interpersonal Dynamics of managing people. We will review the course expectations and the syllabus.
Interpersonal Dynamics Course & Syllabus Review
Introduction to Interpersonal Dynamics Video00:8:7
Assignments- Say Hello!

Lecture 2: The principle of managing people?

This week we are looking at the key principles when managing people.

Lecture 3: The strategy of managing people?

This week we are looking at the strategies of managing people.

Lecture 4: Leadership Styles?

This week we are looking at the different leadership styles for managers.

Leacture 5: Management Styles?

This week we are looking at the management styles that can be effective to accomplish organizational objectives.

Lecture 6: Communication styles for Managers?

This week we are looking at communication styles for managers and how to utilize it effectively.

Lecture 7: Leadership and Decision Making?

This week we are looking at how leadership impacts decision making.

Lecture 8: Key Interpersonal Skills?

This week we are looking at key interpersonal skills for effective managers.

Lecture 9: Obstacles to Effective Interpersonal Communcation?

This week we are looking at some of the obstacles that stand in the way of effective interpersonal commuication.

Lecture 10: Management Behaviors?

This week we are looking at the 51 behaviors effective managers engage in for successful management of people.

Lecture 11: Management Motivation?

This week we are looking at the motivation behind a manager's effective managing.

Lecture 12: Critical Roles or Skills for Managing?

This week we are looking at the critical skills or roles one must possess or train for to manage effectively.

Lecture 13: The Experiential Learning Model?

This week we are looking at the Kolb experiential learning module.

Lecture 14: Rules to Effective Management?

This week we are looking at the 10 golden rules to effective management.

Lecture 15: Final Course Assessment?

This week we are looking at finishing up any assignments and completing the course assessment.

About the instructors

Pastor DaVida Blackman currently works as a teaching consultant for a private school. She is the CEO of an Event Production and Organizational Management company based on the East Coast and is a consultant for a prestigious non-profit company that umbrellas healthcare and educational services. Pastor DaVida has over 18 years of experience in ministry, pastoral care, and business development. She specializes in business and lifestyle coaching, chaplaincy, managing people and organizations, and organizational communication. Her years of experience in healthcare, non-profit, government, corporate business, and entertainment sectors of society made her a well-rounded person with a lot to offer to others as a consultant. Pastor DaVida has a BS in Biology and a BS in Organizational Management and Leadership from Nyack College, Masters in Divinity from Regent University, FEMA certifications for Effective Communication, Decision Making and Problem Solving. She is also a certified Life Coach and Project Manager. She enjoys helping youth and young adults discover their passion and purpose through career development, self-esteem coaching and leadership empowerment.
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Material Includes

  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Videos
  • Lecture notes
  • Syllabus
  • Grading Rubric

You must have a membership plan to enrol in this course.


  • Robbins, Stephen & Hunsaker, Philip (2011). Training in Interpersonal Skills: TIPS for Managing People at Work (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s. Edinburg Gate, Harlow: England.
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132551748 and ISBN-10: 0132551748.
  • Computer with audio and video output
  • Internet / Wifi Connection

Target Audience

  • Managers and individuals with management responsibilities whose success depends on managing people successfully.
  • Supervisors
  • Directors