Responsible Leadership online course
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About this course
How should leaders lead? There is probably no domain of public life in which leadership does not play a decisive role in modelling cooperation, participatory action, innovation and co-creation. It is against the background of this conceptual thought that participants will be invited to study the proposed material on leadership agency, accountability and shared creation. A central part of the course is dedicated to the understanding of leadership in alignment with the living of values in democratic societies and in the management of differences, complemented by cross-cultural aspects of leadership and the study of literature and arts.
This course aims to develop critical thinking about the theory and practice of responsible leadership. It will examine different theories and will focus on dialogical leadership which enables transparent and effective deliberation. The thinking about leadership can apply to all sectors, though much of the leadership theory discussed emerges from business studies.
- Critically evaluate leadership theories, to apply theories on leadership in different contextual situations
- Identify challenges with regard to leadership in practice, and investigate responsibility as guiding ethical principles for leadership
- Create an ethical framework of understanding leadership related to business, societal and cultural environments
- Draw on learning content from across the course to create meaningful and values-based statements on leadership within their own professional contexts
Unit 1 What is Leadership? Models and perceptions of leadership across various sectors
Unit 2 Ethical Leadership Theories
Unit 3 Three Modes of Responsible Leadership
Unit 4 Leadership and Agency
Unit 5 Accountability and Shared Creation
Unit 6 Irresponsible Leadership
Unit 7 Leadership and Difference: Dialogue, democracy, governance and ethics
Unit 8 Integrity and the Moral Psychology of Leadership
Unit 9 Cross-Cultural Issues and Leadership 1
Unit 10 Cross-Cultural Issues and Leadership 2
Unit 11 Leadership in Literature and the Arts
Unit 12 Leadership and Peacebuilding
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Participants whose first language is not English are recommended to have a minimum English language-proficiency of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The self-assessment grid under this link provides potential participants with an overview in case of unfamiliarity with this framework.
All learning materials are delivered entirely online. You’ll have access to a course website, which includes:
- a unit overview
- course-specific materials and activities
- audio and video content
- discussion forums
You’ll need broadband internet access and a desktop or laptop computer with an up-to-date version of Windows (10 or 11), or macOS (10.15 or higher).
It’s also possible to access our learning management system on a mobile phone, tablet device, however, as you will have to download the moodle application for Android or MacOs.
For the assignments and final assignment, you will be required to use any word processor, such as Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, Pages, and convert it to a PDF, you can download it here.
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|Starting date||27 March 2023|
Course certification from 100 USD depending on country income classification
|Workload||60 hours (12 online modules)|
|Study Method||Distance learning|
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'I learned the true meaning of plurality and accountability. I learned about the importance of dialogue and engaging with all stakeholders irrespective of class, religious, philosophical and political differences or literacy. My role was not just to be a responsible leader, but also to spread the message to others. I finally understand. It was no coincidence that I stumbled upon the Responsible Leadership course. It came at an appointed time. I must exemplify responsible leadership in my own community. That is my purpose.'
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