Responsible Leadership

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New dates will be announced for the academic year 2020-21. Please email us for up to date course information. 

The course is for managers and leaders (or aspiring managers and leaders) who want to develop their skills and competencies in leadership and explore how to work with others in a more collaborative, inclusive and ethical way.  

Delegates will explore what it means to lead, examining leadership from their own experience and perspective, and develop the capacities and skills needed to lead and manage groups and teams. 

The course on its own does not carry a qualification; participants can choose to complete an optional University of Hertfordshire 30 credit Level 7 qualification in Leading & Managing. 

The qualification route will involve attendance at two additional half-day workshops, personal tutoring, study outside the classroom, and the submission of written assignments.

The course is designed to complement Management Coaching

Why choose this course?

Areas covered include: 

Session 1 - What is a leader? 

  • Beginnings - what does it mean to lead?
  • Leadership and management – the same, or different?
  • Examining your own experience 

Session 2 - Leadership in Practice

  • Reflecting on how you lead
  • Using your own practical judgement
  • Ethics

Session 3 - Communication

  • Communication between sender and receiver
  • Using gesture and response
  • Leadership as a process of conversation and relationship

Session 4 - Power 

  • Playing the game of leadership
  • Detached involvement
  • Workplace equality, diversity and inclusion

Session 5 - Group Dynamics

  • Working in groups
  • Working with emotion
  • Workplace health and wellbeing

Session 6 - Change

  • What does change mean for leaders?
  • How to manage change
  • Endings and next steps

How to apply: Please contact us for an application form

Any questions?  Contact business-academy@herts.ac.uk

Entry requirements...

The course is for managers and leaders (or aspiring managers and leaders) who want to develop their skills and competencies in leadership and explore how to work with others in a more collaborative, inclusive and ethical way.  

Delegates will explore what it means to lead, examining leadership from their own experience and perspective, and develop the capacities and skills needed to lead and manage groups and teams. 

Course fees

Course fee:  £900

Course fee with Level 7 qualification: £1,800
 

Teaching methods

The course consists of a series of 6 half-day workshops, held on campus. 

The course is led by Dr Kevin Flinn

Dr Kevin Flinn is a Principal Lecturer in Complexity, Management and Organisation at Hertfordshire Business School and Deputy Director for MSc BOS & MSc PSM, an Associate with Advance HE and an Associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis. 

For over two decades, Kevin has specialised in helping individuals and teams - across private, charitable, and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas - make sense of what they find themselves doing together. As a graduate of the Doctorate in Management (DMan) programme and a member of the Complexity and Management Research Group at the University of Hertfordshire, Kevin brings a very different perspective to leadership/management and organisational development than that found in the mainstream.