Personal Effectiveness

Our Personal Effectiveness course allows managers to develop their effective management skills by exploring various topics including how to achieve personal effectiveness, understanding what assertiveness is and how to develop it using practical tools and understanding current levels of effectiveness.

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Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • 75 Study Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 1-2 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Businesses and organisations are only as strong as its employees, and managers are a key part of this. But in order to be a successful manager, they need to be skilled at their personal effectiveness. But what does this involve?

Our 75-minute, online course is filled with valuable insights which are certain to increase any manager’s knowledge and confidence in this area.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Achieving personal effectiveness
  • Assertiveness and ways to become more assertive
  • Practical tools to help improve your assertiveness as a manager
  • Practical tools to help you improve your effectiveness as a manager
  • The learner’s current personal effectiveness levels

Our course has been designed to ensure you grow expert managers in your organisation. It is not only cost effective and high quality (as all our courses are), but our human-centred design puts the learner right at the heart of the course. It offers flexible options, allowing them to learn at a time and pace that suits them, and our range of media – videos, challenges and downloadable resources – makes certain that an engaging and meaningful learner experience will be had.

This course is also available as part of our ILM Assured Leadership and Management Training Package, designed to help develop the managers and leaders of the future.

Other courses available in this package are:

You will learn

  • A high-level of understanding about achieving personal effectiveness
  • To understand assertiveness and identify ways to become more assertive
  • Practical tools to help improve your assertiveness as a manager
  • Practical tools to help you improve your effectiveness as a manager
  • To explore your current personal effectiveness levels

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Senior or middle management
  • New or aspiring managers
  • Experienced managers
  • Project Managers

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.