Managerial Psychology

The Managerial Psychology course will teach you to become a successful manager who is able to lead, motivate, engage, inspire and retain people within the company working individually or as part of a team. Having the essential psychology skills in the workplace helps you and your team to perform better, more effectively and for the company, it is a real competitive advantage.

Acquired skills

  • Understand basic psychological concepts related to the practical execution of management and leadership.
  • Understand the unique character of personality, use tools to identify and measure different personality types, and apply the knowledge in people management.
  • Improve interpersonal skills based on understanding and application of relevant concepts of intelligence, abilities, emotions, motivation, communication, decision making, and creativity.
  • Apply psychological principles and knowledge in the areas of recruitment & selection, training & development, performance appraisal, rewards, retention, conflict resolution, communication, etc.
  • Understand the importance of values and ethics for creating the strong and ethical company culture.

General information

Course term: 227.07. - 07.08.

Free seats: 8

Price: 800 €

Category: Bussiness & Marketing

Status: Available

Deadline: 30.06.2020


A successful manager is able to lead people effectively. Application of psychology helps understand, attract, select, inspire, motivate, engage, support, and develop individuals and teams, and thus achieve higher performance and competitive advantage.

This course will provide you with an overview of applied psychological approaches, methods and tools, with particular focus on personality characteristics and their measurement, intelligence, motivation, decision making, managing emotions and conflict resolution, effective communication and presentation skills, leadership styles, time and stress management, organizational culture and change, etc. You will have the opportunity to gain and apply knowledge and practically develop your skills.


  • Day 1Introduction to course and discussion on class expectations, Syllabus review, Introduction to managerial philosophy and psychology
  • Day 2Basic concepts of general psychology and management, Managerial functions, Six main psychological perspectives, Research methods in social sciences
  • Day 3Intelligence & abilities, Cognitive and learning styles, Decision making and creativity
  • Day 4Emotions and moods in human behavior, Emotional intelligence, Conflict resolution
  • Day 5Personality: key concepts , Personality types, application in people management
  • Day 6Motivation: key concepts and their application in people management, Job satisfaction, Employee engagement
  • Day 7Management & Leadership: key concepts, styles and contemporary trends, Key success and failure factors
  • Day 8Time & stress management, Resilience, methods of coping with stress, Time management techniques
  • Day 9Organizational culture & change, Building and managing organizational culture, work related values, Management and communication of organizational changes, Final project
  • Day 10Contemporary trends in Managerial Psychology, Catch-up and/or reinforcement of previous topics, Final group exercise and recapitulation

Course is running: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00


Ivana Schmidtova

Charles University in Prague

Counsellor and Lecturer


Ivana Schmidtova is an experienced manager, HR expert, psychologist and teacher. She earned both her Pharmacy Doctor degree and MA degree in Psychology at the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. She also obtained the coaching certification at the Academy of Coaching Excellence. She gained broad management and leadership experience, especially in the area of Human Resources Management, including local and international assignments, in one of the largest global pharmaceutical corporations (Merck & Co.). Currently, she works as HR and psychological consultant and counselor and teaches at the Anglo-American University and at the Charles University in Prague.
Courses taught: Human Resources Management, Introduction to Management, Managerial Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Psychology, Organizational Culture.
Specialization: Human Resources Management, General Management, Leadership, Communication Skills, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Culture & Change, Psychology, Motivation, Career Development, Coaching, Counseling.

Course outline

Teaching Methods

Lectures, presentations, in-class group discussions, role plays and exercises, feedback, examinations, article reviews, analysis of cases, homework readings and assignments, team project, etc.


Compilation of relevant textbooks chapters, professional journals, and empirical research.


  • Attendance and active in-class participation: 20%
  • Individual assignment – presentation: 25%
  • Team assignment(s): 20%
  • Final project: 35%


You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.

Course time total 125 hours

  1. Total time of in-class work = 50hours
  2. Preliminary assignment = 10hours
  3. Preparation = 65hours


Course fee includes the course itself, application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside of town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2020 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

Online Alternative -we are fully prepared for an online version of the courses if the restrictions will still take place and your physical presence in Prague will not be possible. If this scenario will occur we will be refunding 200EUR as a discount for the online version of the courses.

COVID-19 Tests upon arrival to Prague you might be asked to take a COVID test to avoid quarantine or you will have to take the test before your departure to Prague at the airport. In that case, we have decided to contribute to the testing and reimburse you in the amount of 100,- EUR. More info here .

COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case a particular course will be cancelled without an alternative course or the Summer school program will not be happening even in an ONLINE version due to Coronavirus in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all amount so cancellation fee is 0,- EUR.

Terms and Conditions - Cancellation fees

Costs of living in Prague


For accommodation options, please visit the dedicated page

*Program/Course Outline is subject to change.


  • Intermediate level of English (at least B1/B2)