Specialization in People Management

Confidently Mentor Your Team and Deliver Results


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $3,100

Next start date:

February 6, 2024

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About this Program

People management is a complex and underestimated skill. While many first-time managers receive some formal training, the most successful people managers have the skills to deliver value for their organization as they confidently build and manage resilient teams.

In this specialization, you’ll learn best practices for day-to-day people management and business operations leadership. You’ll study strategies for resource management, project planning, and maximizing your team’s productivity and visibility. Plus, you’ll get insights on coaching and motivation from industry leaders who are respected mentors in their fields. In the end, you’ll take away business knowledge you can use to bring out the best in your team.

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Designed For

New managers in corporate or cross-functional organizations who have less than two years of experience managing people, or professionals who are being coached to manage a team.

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Get Real-World Experience

  • Analyze your personal management style and learn to leverage your strengths
  • Learn to quantify and plan goals, advocate for your team, and present a compelling business case to senior leadership
  • Build a new manager’s toolkit of templates, compliance guidelines and best practices to support your work

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Cross-functional team leadership
  • Team building
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Employee coaching
  • Project planning
  • Goal setting and measurement
  • KPI development
  • Employee engagement

Career Stats


Growth in demand for people management skills in the U.S. (2018–2022)

Hiring Employers

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, T-Mobile, Facebook

Source: Lightcast; Top Seattle-area companies hiring for people management skills (2022)

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After successfully completing this program, you can claim a digital achievement badge that can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about digital badges.

Learning Format

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Blended (Classroom + Online)

    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 5 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.

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