This module enables students to explore organizational strategy and the leader's role within it, by exploring leadership theories, the differences between leadership and management, and the role of emotional intelligence in leadership.
1 starting date
- Duration: 3 days
- Fees: £1,800
- Course code: EPM971
- Location: Online
- Application deadline:
Leadership in Organisations Course overview
Recognising and developing leadership skills in any organisation are key: trust and confidence in top leadership is the single most reliable predictor of employee satisfaction and effective communication.
This module covers:
- Understanding strategy, the differences between strategic and operational thinking, and the leader’s role within it.
- The differences between the role of leadership and management.
- Defining and exploring different perspectives on leadership, and how leaders spend their time.
- The power of emotional intelligence and leadership.
- Leadership styles – exploring different styles, evaluating preferred leadership styles and leadership requirements for their role.
- Cultural analysis – understanding the implications of cultural differences for leaders of multi-cultural teams, exploring organizational culture and national cultures to develop cultural awareness.
In support of their learning outcomes, students will evaluate their personal leadership style and strengths, the difference it makes, and will present their forward view plan for taking outcomes into their working environment.
Who is it for?
This module is for those looking to undertake a leadership role or to better understand leadership within organisations, and the leader's role.
Modules will run from 09:00-17:00 on the first two days and from 09:00-13:00 on the final day.
The module spans two and a half days of classroom delivery, delivered online, which is highly interactive and benefits from group work, discussions, case study and presentations.
Time is given to individual reflection and evaluating personal leadership styles.
By adopting a collaborative and participative approach to this module, students also develop their professional network through discussions, the practical use and application of models and tools which they can then transfer back to their workplace.
What will I learn?
The content explores the nature of leadership as well as leading change in an organisation. There is an opportunity to analyse personal leadership styles using the Hay Leadership Questionnaire.
On successful completion of this module, students will:
- Increase their leadership knowledge and understanding
- Critically analyse leadership structures in aviation companies
- Define and discuss leadership principles
- Research for self and others the key features of leadership
- Critically discuss change management and its implementation skills
- Evaluate, develop and synthesise a clear, logical proposal for leadership structure
- Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses of leadership models
- Select and apply appropriate leadership styles, values and attitudes
- Cultivate a critical attitude towards the need for trust and confidence in organisational leadership
- Critically evaluate professional development areas for leadership in self and others.
Assessment and certificates
Interaction is key for this module. You will be asked to actively contribute before, during and after the module, in various exercises and debates.
Prior to the module you will receive a welcome letter stipulating the necessary pre-reading. As Leadership Models are constantly developing, the pre-course readings requirements are mainly recent articles and documents found on online industry sources. You will also be encouraged to seek out self-directed additional material related to issues being explored as presented in the module's specifications.
During the module you will be exposed to a variety of interactive learning and teaching methodologies, including:
- Lecture style content presentations
- Guided multilateral debate and discussion sessions around leadership strategies
- Scenario development around given leadership structures
- Recent news article evaluations in light of the modules' subject
- Role play sessions putting you in an unfamiliar role within a given airline situation
- Real life example sharing related to actual leadership and assessment situations.
You will be encouraged to contribute to the module through active participation in the classroom setting. You will be asked to relate to and draw upon your own experience and to share this with others. Key learning and teaching resources, will be made available to students in advance of the module. Further materials will be distributed in class.
The format of teaching involves virtual classroom activities; breakouts, case studies, self-assessment, discussions and presentations.
Students will receive a certificate of attendance following successful completion of the module. Please note full attendance is required.
For those students whose first language is not English the following qualification is also required:
- IELTS: 7.0
Indicative reading list:
- Northouse, P. (2015) Introduction to Leadership, 3rd edition.
- Sage Hytner, R. (2014) Consigliere: Leading From the Shadows.
- Profile Books Hofstede, G.H., Hofstede, G.J., Minkov, M. (2010) Cultures and Organisations: Software of the Mind: international cooperation and its importance for survival.