Leadership and Management: An Introduction  Short Courses

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Tuesday 3 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £480.00 CS1779 Enrolment Closed
Thursday 5 October 2017 18.30 - 20.30 10 Weekly classes £480.00 CS1779 Enrolment Closed
Tuesday 16 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £480.00 CS1779 Apply Now
Thursday 18 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £480.00 CS1779 Apply Now
Tuesday 1 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £480.00 CS1779 Apply Now
Thursday 3 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £480.00 CS1779 Apply Now

Course Content

This short introduction to Leadership and Management course aims to maximise the leadership and management potential of the individual in their professional environment. Through a series of workshops, group work and discussion, it explores key leadership and management theories in the context of the practical skills required to succeed in today's performance-driven job market.

Why choose the Leadership and Management short course?

Develop your leadership and management skills in the professional environment by learning from a top Management Consultant.

Set over 10 weekly evenings, students on City's Introduction to Leadership and Management short course will be given the opportunity to nurture key practical skills required to succeed in today's performance-driven market.

Tutor Info

Geoff Llewellyn’s management career has spanned the public and private sectors, following his graduate and postgraduate studies in social science and economics at London and Oxford Universities. The uniting theme of his career has been the management of change in large and complex organisations.

After 20 years in major public sector organisations (the Manpower Services Commission, BBC and The Post Office) he took his consulting and change management skills into the private sector (Atos and Siemens IT consulting and outsourcing functions) before founding his own consulting business in 2006.

As an independent consultant he has undertaken assignments for global and European “blue chip” organisations such as General Dynamics, Genpact and Wipro, with a focus on opening up new market opportunities, especially in the public sector.

As a visiting Lecturer in the Cass Business School Faculty of Management he has taught courses on Professional Skills and Applied Systems Thinking for the past five academic years. His research interests include identity management and “the governance of Government”.

English Requirements

Applicants of the Leadership and Management Course must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • Understand elements of organisational behaviour and dynamics;
  • Understand some contending management and leadership theories;
  • Use theories of management and leadership to analyse a specific organisation;
  • Understand how leaders provide vision and empowerment for organisations and individuals;
  • Learn how to make meetings matter and use quality circles for action;
  • Outline ethics and standards in corporate/public life;
  • Understand 'the reflective performer': self-appraisal and setting targets.

Topics Covered:

Lecture 1: You will learn the history of management theory.

Lecture 2: You will design and redesign the structure of a company to suit the needs of the business.

Lecture 3: You will develop an understanding of how to create a diverse culture in an organisation.

Lecture 4: You will identify and practise techniques to build on your 'Expert Power'.

Lecture 5: You will practise your hands-on developing and creating a successful change programme.

Lecture 6: You will understand team dynamics to resolve group conflicts.

Lecture 7: You will learn some key leadership theories and models.

Lecture 8: You will learn how to manage stress and build business networks.

Lecture 9: You will become aware of various ethical issues involved in leadership practices.

Lecture 10: Here you will practise leadership skills in a workshop environment.

Teaching and Assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions, as guided by your tutor.

Recommended Reading

Core Texts:

  • Adair .J (2009), How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development, Kogan Page.
  • Gold. G, Thorpe. R & Mumford. A (2010), Leadership and Management Development, CIPD.
  • Kouzes. J.M & Posner B.Z (2008), The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, Jossey- Bass.
  • Mullins. L. J (2010), Management and Organisational Behaviour, 9th Edition, FT Prentice Hall.

Suggested Supplementary Reading


  • Burns B. (2010), Managing Change: A Strategic Approach to Organisational Dynamics, 5th Edition, FT Prentice Hall.
  • Forster N. (2011), Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work, 2nd Edition, Kindle eBook.


  • Bennis W. & Nanus B. (2007), Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge, Harper Collins Publisher.
  • Northouse P.G. (2009), Leadership Theory & Practice, 5th Edition, Sage Publications.

Suggested Web Resources

Application Deadline: