Create Energised and Empowered Teams

Learn how to energise and empower your employees to boost your organisation’s performance.



4 weeks

Weekly study

1 hour



Develop your managerial skills and promote a positive team culture

Research has shown that promoting a positive team culture can help to boost employee motivation and drive your organisation’s success. Teams that feel energised and empowered are more resilient and better able to cope with challenges.

On this four-week course from the University of Adelaide, you’ll learn why motivation is so crucial for successful management, and gain the skills you need to successfully empower and energise your employees.

Explore the benefits of a strong team culture

Creating a strong team culture is beneficial for both your employees and your organisation. It can help arm your team with the confidence and motivation to deal with obstacles quickly, minimising disruption to the business.

You’ll discover the crucial role that managers and team leaders play in setting the tone for their team’s culture.

Investigate motivation strategies for energising and empowering your team

Once you’ve seen what it means to energise and empower employees, and understood the benefits of a positive team culture, you can begin mastering motivation strategies.

Your course leader will guide you through the principles of motivation theory, showing how it applies to employee motivation.

Identify and celebrate your employees’ talents to boost team performance

To effectively empower your employees, you’ll need a clear sense of what their strengths and talents are. In the second half of the course, you’ll apply techniques for identifying strengths and potential weaknesses. You’ll see how matching talents to tasks can help to optimise your team’s performance.

By the end of the four weeks, you’ll understand the benefits of employee motivation for individuals and organisations, and have the tools you need to harness your own team’s potential.

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Accreditation available

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Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service:
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for new and emerging managers or team leaders working in any industry. It may also interest more experienced managers looking to upskill or update their approach to management.

Please note, Chris is not able to join the discussions or respond to individual comments, however, the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

Who will you learn with?

Chris Hope

I am passionate about creating engaging experiences for learners. I currently teach in a Master of Business Administration program. In 2019 I did a TEDx talk and founded a mental health non-profit.

Who developed the course?

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a world-class teaching and research institution. They are committed to developing quality students and lifelong learners who are recognised for their skills, creativity, global outlook and ability to succeed.

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