Professional Certificate in

Transformative Leadership

AN EXECUTIVE FELLOWS PROGRAMME

Curriculum Outline

Course Title: Professional Certificate in Transformative Leadership

CODE:                EFP 008

Duration: 3 months excluding Mentorship engagement

 Course fee:  N80,000 ($450)

Introduction

Leadership is key to institutional development and sustenance. Whether in the public or private sectors, or even in religious institutions, the need for transformational leaders is poignant. The complexities of the 21st century demands that leaders must be multidisciplinary and possess the capacity to harness diversity for sustainable development.  This course is developed to open up the space for the emergence of trained transformational leaders.

CONTENT

Transformative Leadership Course has a balanced mix of theoretical interrogations and pragmatic focus on leadership challenges, drawing from past and contemporary global examples. Participants will learn to build personal leadership competencies and understand how to manage diversity as transformative leaders.

The Course has five key components, which:

  1. Theoretical Course work – Candidates are required to attend online classes via dedicated social media platforms.
  2. Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation – Candidates are required to conduct in-depth study of a few concepts, prepare a paper on one topic, and make presentation on it in online Class, for assessment.
  3. Mentoring Engagement – Candidates are engaged in practical mentorship assignment for a period of 3 months as part of the programme
  4. Social Impact Project – The Class is expected to organise and implement a social impact project that demonstrates their commitment to social responsibility. This will carried out through the platform of Fled Institute.
  5. Field Trip (Guided Study Tour) – The Class is expected to undertake a visit to a corporate or governmental Institution within the City as part of study tour.                  

Methods

The course will be highly interactive and would utilize established functionally effective adult learning (Andragogy) methods to deliver the curriculum. The course is learner-focused; therefore participants will be the key resource persons as they bring their own perspectives, experiences and knowledge into the training. The Faculty team will facilitate the training using the following learning methods:

  • Collaborative & Group learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Case Study.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, it is expected that participants will:

  • Identify the emerging conceptual dynamics of leadership in the 21st century
  • Explain and apply the principles of transformative leadership in their work places
  • Describe how leaders create and sustain Organizational Culture
  • Develop enhanced capacity to engage in Scenario Thinking
  • Recognise key components of Strategic communications and how to apply them in leadership situations
  • Explain how to manage Diversity for sustainable development
  • Be able to apply Entrepreneurial skills in Leadership
  • Be able to conduct Social Impact Analysis apply the result to implement a Social Impact project
  • Develop capacity to engage in practical mentorship exercise
  • Present a Seminar Paper on a topical issue of interest

Materials

The following materials will be deployed to deliver the course

  • Audio-visuals
  • Handouts
  • Online resources

Activities

Course-related activities include the following

  1. Each participant is to conduct in-depth study of a specific concept, prepare a paper on it, and make presentation on it in Class, for assessment
  2. Candidates are engaged in practical mentorship assignment for a period of 3 months as part of the programme
  3. The Class is expected to organise and implement a social impact project that demonstrates their commitment to social responsibility.
  4. Course participants will undertake a visit to a corporate or governmental Institution within the City as part of study tour.

Course Assessment Grading

A variety of techniques will be used to assess knowledge and skills acquired by the participants during the course. These will include self-assessment tests, pre-test and post-tests levels of engagement in the entire course. The grading will cover the following:

Course work 50%

  1. Seminar Presentation 10%
  2.  Mentoring Engagement          20%
  3. Social Impact Project 10%
  4. Field Trip (Guided Study Tour) 10%

Total                                                  100%

Minimum Grade for Graduation is 60%

S/N Course Title Code Contact Hours
1. The Art of Leadership TL 501
2. The Art of Transformational Leadership TL 502
3. Leadership & Organisational Culture L 503
4. Scenario Thinking TL 504 3
5. Strategic Communications TL 505 4 1/2
6. Diversity Management in Leadership TL 506 3
7. Entrepreneurial Leadership EL 404 3
8. Social Impact Analysis AC 406 3
9. Dynamics of Mentorship in Leadership TL 401 3
10. Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation CS507 3
Mentorship Practicum ME 403 3 months
Total Contact Hours

Course Duration:  3 months excluding mentorship engagement

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

  1. The Art of Leadership (Code: TL 501)

Description

Leadership development is an emerging body of knowledge. Academic institutions and Faculty are working hard to develop standardized conceptual framework on the subject. There is leadership as an art and leadership as action. There remains a debate about whether leaders are born or made. There is also a debate about the distinction between leadership and management. There is the talk about what leadership is and what it is not; what leaders do and how leaders think. This course will interrogate these issues as participants work with faculty and among themselves to create new knowledge frameworks for application in the real world.

Objectives

  • Identify What Leadership Is, And is Not
  • Identify What Leaders Do
  • Establish Key Values That Sustain Leadership
  • Differentiate between leadership and management

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced knowledge on the concept of leadership
  • Increased ability to cast personal and corporate visions.
  • Internalization of the values that sustain leadership
  • Increased ability to take responsibility and not to shift blames
  • Enhanced self-esteem for effective leadership

Topics

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • The Trinity of leadership
  • Differentiating leadership from management
  • Building Self-esteem for leadership excellence
  • Decision-making in leadership
  • Vision Casting – personal & corporate visions
  • Disaggregating leadership interests

 

2. Art of Transformative Leadership (Code: TL 502)

Description

Leadership is not just about what leaders do and how they do them. It is also about why leaders do certain things. Leadership itself is not a one-off impact; it has generational implications. There are things that make leaders to transcend beyond merely taking actions to become embodiments of values and visions. This course will dip deep to expose the art of transformative leadership in a globalised world.   

Objectives

  • Clarify the concept of transformative leadership
  • Identify elements of transformative leadership
  • Identify models of transformative leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced knowledge on the concept of Transformative leadership
  • Increased readiness to lead beyond mere talk to embody vision and values
  • Enhanced ability to model transformative leadership wherever they find themselves

Topics

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Elements of Transformative leadership
  • Models of transformative leadership
  • Leading by embodying visions and values – how to walk the talk

 

  1. Leadership & Organizational Culture (Code: TL 503)

Description

Someone said that every organisation or country is the extended personality of the leader. Leaders are supposed to carry the blueprint or the DNA of the organizations they lead. The DNA of any organisation is not in the products or services they offer, but in the culture that pervade the organisation. Leaders have a responsibility to create the culture that operates in their organizations. Organisational culture is reflected in the concept, ‘this is the way we do things here’. This course will evaluate how leaders create the culture and how they can change or sustain it.

Objectives

  • Identify what constitutes organizational culture
  • Develop ability to create organizational culture
  • Recognise how to run a learning organisation

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced capacity to create a culture for organizational productivity
  • Increased knowledge on how to run a learning organisation
  • Increased knowledge on what undermines organizational culture

Topics

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • How to create organisational Culture
  • What undermines Organisational Culture
  • Creating a Learning Organisation
  • Sustaining Organisational Culture
  1. Scenario Thinking (Code: TL 504)
  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Tools for Scenario Thinking
  • How to apply Scenario Thinking in Leadership

 

  1. Strategic Communications (Code: TL 505)
  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Negotiation as strategic communication tool
  • Assertive communication
  • Public speaking & Speech Presentation
  • Personal branding

 

  1. Diversity Management (Code: TL 506)
  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Levels of diversity – local, state, regional, national, global
  • Nature of diversity – culture, traditions, beliefs/religion, interests, resources (human & material)
  • Diversity as tool for development
  • How leaders harness diversity for development

 

  1. Entrepreneurial Leadership (Code: EL 404)
  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Forms of public entrepreneurship – Social, Business & Political entrepreneurship
  • Leaders and Entrepreneurs

 

  1. Social Impact Analysis (Code: SA 406)
  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Integrating Social Impact Analysis in Leadership practice
  • Social Impact as determinant of leadership effectiveness

 

  1. Dynamics of Mentorship in Leadership (Code: TL 401)
  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • The Why, Dos and Don’ts of mentorship
  • How to Create Mentorship Program in an Organisation

 

  1. Concepts Study/Research Work (Code: CS 507)

 

  1. Mentorship Practicum: Participants will have mentees attached to them or be attached to mentors for a period of 3 months. The Mentorship arrangement will be evaluated by the Institute using our Mentorship Evaluation Template.

Target

Transformative Leadership Course is an Executive Professional Fellows Programme for senior professionals in public and private sectors already in positions of strategic responsibility in their organizations where they are expected to provide vision, lead a team, and drive change.

Prospective applicants must hold senior leadership positions in their organizations for no less than 10 years leadership experience. Qualified Private individuals, particularly women are encouraged to apply.

 

Course Certification

The course is graded and participants that successful complete the theoretical and practical aspects are issued Professional Certificate in Transformative Leadership.

 

For registrations details, please contact

The Programme Director

Fled International Leadership Institute

Suite 35, Citi Centa Plaza, Karu District, Abuja

Tel: 0803 326 1363, 0708 015 7176

Email: admissions@flededu.org

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