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Short Learning Programme
on
Leadership for Senior Managers
The NWU is recognised among the leaders in the fields of leadership and management and is ideally suited to deliver this programme in partnership with thinking fusion AFRICA.

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of the short learning programme is to benefit the participants, their followers, and the broader community in the following ways: They will be leaders that lead within the work environment and in the community taking diversity and the impact of power into consideration, leading to informed intelligence. They will have gained skills and knowledge with regard to themselves and leadership in general. This will lead them to behave and responding differently to people challenges. They will have skills that can be transferred to leadership roles within the community and lower down into the organisation. They will gain advanced knowledge, read extensively on leadership and related matters, develop new thinking and debating skills, master new leadership and interpersonal behaviour skills, improve their communication skills and become coaching leaders. Their self-mastery and self-leadership will be strong and will be anchored in sound self-knowledge and interpersonal skills. They will have mastered leadership knowledge regarding giving direction, planting and growing a new culture, leading change and transformation through which they will differentiate themselves and contribute positively to their leadership role.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Candidates will be in senior managerial or senior specialist roles.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
The participants should possess a former qualification at NQF 5 or 6, or RPL at this level. Participants will be in senior managerial or senior specialist roles.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
  • The ability to:
    • lead individuals and teams to high performance
    • communicate and listen accurately, persuade and influence
    • be and lead authentically
    • show vulnerability in order to inspire
    • understand own sources of power and use power wisely
    • lead diversity in its full spectrum
  • the use of
    • kinaesthetic speaking
    • art of persuasion
    • values as a source of power
  • the changes in
    • leading people that differ from them
    • behaviour
    • attitude
    • communication style
  • insight into
    • different personality types
    • full brain profiling
    • leadership styles
    • emotional intelligence
    • social intelligence
    • the new worlds of a leader
    • evaluating information, selecting relative information and integrating it
  • analytically and strategically be able to:
    • give direction,
    • plant and grow a new culture while establishing the values and brand promise and strategy of the organisation
    • integrate the knowledge gained in the various themes
  • a deeper understanding of
    • systems thinking
    • strategy models
    • culture models
    • high performance
    • organisation  and personal wholeness
  • Apply, integrate and demonstrate sound, systematic knowledge, and skills gained with regard to leading people, leading strategy, leadership communication, valuing diversity, leading teams, planting and growing a new culture, leading change and transformation and followership,
  • Effectively select and apply techniques and skills to influence, persuade, communicate accurately, debate, build arguments and gather appropriate information.
  • Use information retrieval skills to gather information, undertake a study of literature and current research in the field of leadership, strategy, leadership culture, self-leadership, leading people and more. At the same time, have the ability to evaluate information independently and contribute to a team of equals undertaking a project.
  • Take self-leadership in ensuring a whole integrated life with high levels of self-knowledge, while being able to lead other individuals to high levels of performance through the skill of being a coaching leader.
  • Reposition themselves with their own team as an inspirational and authentic leader, leading mostly from their fundamental best position, and be a leader with the ability to inspire and persuade.
  • Undertake sound thinking, participate in debate and persuade.
  • Competently deal with conflict, diversity and differences, while staying anchored in own values.
  • Apply systems thinking to complex problem situations.

 

Assessment: 
Three assessments of both the programme and the facilitators take place. One assessment after the launch and first two-day session, then again halfway through the programme and again at completion of the programme
Method of assessment: 
Four well-designed projects within each of the four leader zones of influence provide the evidence of applied leadership learning and support integrated learning. Work on the projects is done progressively during the programmes culminating in a completed portfolio of evidence submitted shortly after or on the final day of the programmes. Assessments consist of a total of additional material (total marks remain 600). Percentage (below 65% is below standard, 65-79% on standard, 80% and above is above standard)

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
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Target group: 
Senior managers and senior specialists in medium to large organisations. They are mostly already graduated in non-business management and leadership fields of study.
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2325