Transformational Leadership Courses | Cranefield Academy

Transformational Leadership

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The purpose of this short course is to show the benefits of Transformational leadership and educate managers on effective and efficient organisational performance in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Transformational leadership shows managers how to behave in a manner conducive to shared vision and a sense of mission amongst organisational members.

Short Course Outcomes
After completing this short course you will be able to:

  • Define the term “leadership”, and explain the difference between leading and managing.
  • Distinguish between “knowledge management” and “learning organisation”.
  • Understand the supportive link between knowledge management and the learning organisation.
  • Explain the profound importance of the organisational value system and leadership role modelling.
  • Graspthe attributes common to successful organisations.
  • Explain what constitutes leadership and management.
  • Distinguish between leadership traits and behaviour styles.
  • Discuss comprehensively Covey’s seven habits of successful people.
  • Explain the different approaches of the leadership style models.
  • Motivate the profound importance of the two critical dimensions identified by the Ohio State studies.
  • Understand the conceptual framework of leadership.
  • Grasp fully the important influence of organisational culture and climate.
  • Motivate why it is important to utilise psychological climate dimensions as profound motivators in leadership.
  • Differentiate between transactional and transformational leadership.

All short courses are completed individually through technology-enhanced distance learning. You do not need to attend any classes. You have access to your lecture videos and other material on a weekly basis, and all your assignments are submitted online.

The 2017 fee is R 9, 600.00. Persons based outside South Africa are charged the equivalent of the fee amount in GBP (pounds sterling) at current exchange rates. Payment of fees must be effected before access to the course. In special cases, an arrangement can be made for payment in two to three instalments.

Short courses are available internationally. A new cycle of short courses starts every quarter (i.e. January, April, July, and October). Please see the top right of the current page for the next start date of this short course. Although it is best to register as soon as possible before the start date, you may still join the course up to one week following the start date. If you miss that latest intake date (i.e. one week after the start date), you will be able to join the next cycle in the following quarter.

You will complete weekly exercises that are graded. The questions may involve multiple choice, a brief discussion of an important issue, or solving a short case study. Your final short course mark will be the average mark attained for the exercises (at least 50% to pass). A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the short course. Should you achieve a distinction (75% or higher), this will be so indicated on your certificate.

The course is open to anyone who is basically proficient in English and has internet access.