Fundamentals of Management: Setting the Stage for Success

Fundamentals of Management: Setting the Stage for Success 

As a new manager, you know how critical it is to ensure your employees are engaged and productive, as they are now your responsibility. Relationships are more important than ever, and all eyes are on you as a decision maker. With sound management practices and foundational leadership strategies, you can be very successful in this critical role. This course will provide the essentials a manager needs to set the stage for success right from the start. Even experienced managers will gain new insights into current best practices.

The goal of this course is to provide managers and supervisors with fundamental skills for building relationships with their team.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

SHRM Preferred Provider


This course is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Human Resources Certification Institute


This program has been approved for 0.50 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-FMSSS
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2026
Learning Objectives:
Identify techniques to shift from an individual contributor to a managerial role.
Describe key responsibilities of being a manager and how to get off to a strong start.
Recognize the importance of trust and integrity in establishing key relationships and becoming a respected role model.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Setting the Stage

Meet Maria

The Manager’s Role

What Defines a Manager?

Factors of a Typical Managerial Role

A Leader and Role Model

Becoming a High-Performing Manager

Ethics and Integrity

Working Smarter



Section 3: Establishing Your Role

Being a Role Model Manager


Get to Know Your Team

Seek Advice by Seeking a Mentor

Tips for Finding and Cultivating a Mentor

Establish Good Habits



Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Expert Reviewer: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP
​​​​​​​Mr. Winter received an MBA from the University of Richmond and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training.  Disclosure: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Human Resource Professional; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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