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Overview

This course will equip participants with the leadership skills to take their learning into the organisation and lead change effectively.

Summary

The course aims to integrate theory and practice by drawing on relevant theory and connecting it with leaders and managers in a range of case study organisations. In addition participants will discuss the different types of leaders and managers they have encountered.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809

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About this course

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About

The future prosperity of advanced economies depends on the ability of their organisations to fully understand what makes their leaders and managers effective and how they might try to develop leadership and management skills and talents. Issues relevant to the changing nature of management and leadership skills required in an era of discontinuous change are examined in this short course. Ultimately this course will equip participants with the leadership skills to take their learning into the organisation and lead change effectively.

The aim of the course is to provide participants with insight on their leadership style and the approaches they may use to manage and lead change and ultimately become more skilled leaders. Participants will be given the opportunity to understand how they can become better leaders and develop skills to allow them to lead themselves and others towards successful outcomes.

The course aims to integrate theory and practice by drawing on relevant theory and connecting it with leaders and managers in a range of case study organisations. In addition participants will discuss the different types of leaders and managers they have encountered.

The course will cover the following:

  • The ‘what’ of leadership:

    • Understanding the Evolution of Leadership Theory (From Traits, Style, Contingency to Transformational, Authentic and Servant approaches)

    • Understanding the Leaders Role in Transition and Change

    • Developing Leadership and Management Skills

    • Future Directions in Leadership and Management

  • The ‘how’ of leadership:

    • The well-formed outcomes of a leader

    • The building blocks of leadership

    • The beliefs of a leader

    • Unlocking patterns of communication

    • Unlocking patterns of thinking

    • Communicating powerfully

    • Interacting as leader

    • Getting you ready – Now go and be your best

  • ‘Leading Change’

    • Understanding Theoretical Fundamentals in Change Management

    • Understanding Effective Change in Organisations

    • Understanding Cultural Change Issues

    • Understanding Political Dimensions of Change

    • Understanding the role of the Leader in Change

Linked programmes

MBA Business Administration, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework - (1) Report (30%) (2000 words) reflecting on how leadership skills have developed and (2) Written Assignment (70%) (2000) words to critically assess knowledge of leadership theories. This comprises of a case study based assessment which will require participants to critique the leadership approach of the senior management team in the case organisation and comment upon how change is managed and led.

Attendance

This course requires attendance onthree individual days from 9.15am to 5pm in February/March 2018 (dates to be confirmed).

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree and 3 years + management/leadership experience.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 1 February 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

Start dates

  • 1 February 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£970.80
England, Scotland & Wales:
£970.80
International:
£1,367.40

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680