Level One Training

Leadership

Course overview:

Leadership is a complex process and necessitates explaining the extent, nature, standards, qualities or competencies of what makes some leaders/organizations successful. The training in leadership is tailored in such a way that it elaborates how best one understands leadership, both as a phenomenon in social life in general and as a skill or a process in the management of an organization. In general, leadership or leaders deal with people and their conduct. Hence, the training program shall attempt to clarify what the fundamental elements of leadership and leaders are as well as examining the different styles of leadership.

Alongside elaborating on the subject of leadership, the training shall also convey important knowledge and skills to participants on innovation and change management in an organizational setting.

Major topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding what leadership is
  • Distinctions between managers and leaders
  • Major functions of manages and leaders (planning, organizing, directing and controlling)
  • Leadership traits
  • Understanding the need for innovative organizational leadership
  • Environmental analysis and the innovation processes
  • Innovation and knowledge management
  • Challenges and cases in leadership
  • Dealing with resistance and setbacks
  • Skills required to lead effectively

 By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • gain knowledge on foundational theories and models of leadership
  • cultivate a sense of self-awareness on the vision, mission, style and values of leadership
  • acquire skills on how to lead with integrity
  • demonstrate a practice of ethical leadership
  • recognize that leadership is a life-long learning process
  • exhibit knowledge and awareness of around skills towards developing an appreciation and sensitivity to human differences, i.e., diversity in cultures, and society
  • demonstrate communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others
  • demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork
  • distinguish ways to adjust one’s leadership style that is appropriate to the situation around them
  • display skills on critical thinking and abilities to lead others toward common goals
  • develop skills to flatten the organizational pyramid to eliminate redundant levels in order to share power and decision-making