- Aspiring leaders
What is this course about?
In the first section of this course, we spend a great deal of time talking about leadership, leadership theories and leadership styles. We look at the qualities of a leader, and we look at some examples of good leadership globally.
Concepts of leadership are changing internationally, and South Africa is no exception in interrogating past perceptions of leadership and management. How organisations need to move forward can no longer be understood by using the same models, language and analysis that served leaders in the past. The leaders that South Africa needs must be both inspirational and inspired; have a vision and be able to enthuse others to share it; manage chaos and complexity while ensuring that there is still enough stability to ensure the smooth daily operations of the organisation.
Leaders need to be able to change direction at the drop of a hat, without losing the support of their colleagues and stakeholders. They need to be creative in managing the emotional impact of constant change.
In the second section of the course we look at management. We discuss the main differences between being a leader and a manager, what a manager is and what a manager does. Peter Drucker in ‘The Principles of Management states that: “Management is a multi-purpose organ that manages a business and manages managers and manages workers and work.”
The course is endorsed by SACE for 15 CPTD points.
Who should be doing this course?
This module is designed for members of school management teams to develop and implement leadership and management skills in their schools or for aspiring school leaders.
- Learners will: Gain insight into the role of leadership within a work context, and thus
- learn skills and knowledge to add value to their job.
- explain the concept of leadership.
- analyse and compare leadership theories.
- apply the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context.
- learn the different definitions of leadership.
- analyse their own leadership style and build on it.
- differentiate between leadership and management.
- describe the management activities involved in running a successful business.
- explain the basic activities involved in the management process.
- identify and explain the main tasks required of managers.
- apply the decision making process to make a management decision.
- analyse the application of the general management functions in a selected unit.
- learn and apply leadership and the management skills of
- decision making.
- learn about the other management roles of
- motivating the team.
- delegation of duties.
- disciplining the team.
- building trust in the team.
- co-ordination of teams.
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the quizzes. In order to pass this course, you must achieve a final course mark of at least 75%. This means that even if you fail a few of the quizzes, if your marks in the other quizzes are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 10
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
What is Leadership?
This course on Leadership and Management prepares new or aspiring school leaders for leadership and management roles in schools. This course provide an insight into the role of leadership within the school context, and assists with the development of the skills and knowledge required in these new roles. The course explains the concept of leadership as well as analyses and compares leadership theories. Participants will learn how to apply the different roles and qualities of leadership in the workplace and analyse their own leadership styles as well as build on them.
What is Management?
The section on management differentiates between leadership and management and describes the management activities involved in running a school. It also explains the basic activities involved in the management process and the main tasks required of managers.