Human Resources Management: Psychology, Human Nature and Culture

Date: June 30- July 2, 2020
Venue: Shanghai


This programme is designed for senior executives and HR managers in businesses. These people have direct influence on organisational efficiency and HR policy. Specifically, the programme is very helpful for senior executives of Greater China Area who usually need to develop and implement business strategies and hope to improve and build their skills in strategic HR management. Senior executives with interests in exploring HR management problems and seeking new approaches that combine HR management with strategic thinking will also benefit from the programme.


“Man is the most intelligent species on the planet”, and is also the most active one among the basic factors of production. A company can be full of vigor, vitality and creativity if it knows how to motivate its people to the utmost. More and more business managers are realising that people management is the key to business management. People are the most important resource in a company, and people management is not only a major task of HR function, but also a “compulsory course” for every manager. Happy people have more energy and are more efficient in work and more optimistic in life. To know how to have happier employees, one must understand their psychology first. 

Programme Coverage

  • Strategic HR management
  • Corporate culture
  • Knowing the people: people as individuals
  • Employees retention
  • People in the group: team building
  • People training and development
  • Motivating the people: performance and compensation management

A certificate of completion will be awarded

Programme Fee

RMB 32,800

Programme Fee includes tuition, case licensing fees, lunches, stationery, other course materials, interpretation and translation fees if required. The full fee must be paid within two weeks upon receipt of the payment notice. Applications made within 30 days of the start of a programme require immediate payment. CEIBS reserves the right to amend information on this programme including price, discount, date, location, faculty, daily schedule and other details.

Contact Us

Tel: (86 21) 2890 5187
Address: 699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong, Shanghai

Tel: (86 10) 8296 6688
Address: Building 20, Zhongguancun Software Park, 8 Dongbeiwang West Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Tel: (86 755) 3699 5199
Address: Suite 10A, Taihua Wutong Industrial Park, Gushu Development Zone, Hangcheng sub-district, Baoan, Shenzhen

 Professor Chen Xiaoping, Programme Director

  • Visiting Thought Leader, CEIBS
  • Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair Professor, University of Washington

Programme Objective

This programme provides a completely new perspective on traditional Human Resources Management (HRM). It analyses the human nature and culture, combines management psychology to various theories on organisation management, discusses the basic rules of individual psychology and behavior, and expatiates how to align HRM actions with corporate development strategy.  

Programme Benefits

This programme aims to provide the participants with the latest concepts, cases and tools, and skill them to effectively transform human resources into a sustainable competitive advantage. After completing the programme, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the strategic importance of human capital for business success
  • Know the employees’ psychology and behavior patterns
  • Identify common blind spots and myths in decision-making in HR management
  • Learn how to align the HR policy and routine management with corporate development strategy
  • Build a more competitive organisation with practical tools and best practices
HR management involves several modules. Instead of discussing HR management itself, the programme explores the essence and relevant factors of interpersonal interaction and communication from such new perspectives as psychology, human nature, and culture. It's helpful for my personal career and my organisation's long-term HR development. The professor delivered the course in an attractive, effective and efficient manner and showed superior ability in time management, participant engagement and feedback.
Wu Luoqi 
Senior HR Manager 
Buhler China


The programme has enabled me to have a greater understanding of the behaviors of individuals, groups and organisations as well as the impact of psychology, human nature, and culture. It’s helpful for me to build and develop a successful team by motivating and caring people. I would like to recommend the wonderful programme offered by CEIBS to others.  
Vicky Xu 
Supply Planning Manager 
Kraft Foods China


Compared with several HR-related programmes I had taken before, this one is a completely new experience for me. Rather than focusing on management tools, the instructor considered you as a unique individual and taught us how to work productively and happily.
Eileen Li  
Commercial Operation Director 
GE Healthcare China


Participating in this training programme has been beneficial to me. The content was just spot-on for me as a manager who never practised finance management before but has to now. CEIBS did a good job in keeping focus on the content and the quality of the training.
Zhang Hongxia
HR & Admin Manager
Shanghai Kumho Sunny Plastics Co., Ltd

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Admissions Procedures

Applications are requested at least 30 days before the programme start date. Applications are reviewed as they arrive and admissions are subject to the final confirmation of CEIBS. Any applications received after that date will be considered on the basis of space availability. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Team in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen.


Any cancellation made 30 days or more prior to the programme start date is eligible for a full refund of programme fees paid. However, the expenses arising therefrom shall be for the account of the applicant or his/her employer. Any cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the programme start date shall be subject to a fee of 20 percent of the total programme fee. After the programme starts, no fees shall be refunded for participants who withdraw from the programme for any reason.


To ensure the continuity of your learning, you are required to make proper arrangements according to the course schedule after receiving your letter of enrollment. We will neither make up lessons for you nor confer you with the certificate of completion if you are absent from the course for personal reasons. CEIBS reserves the right to amend information on this programme including price, discount, date, location, faculty, daily schedule and other details.