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Kelechi J Ekuma, Ph.D
March - Online
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Building on your acquired knowledge of leadership and development, this subject examines the distinct challenges of leadership within the development sector. Via real-world case studies, you will examine the complexities of leading within a changing global context, the implications of the post-heroic perspective and the relationship between ethics, social responsibility and leadership in the development context.
Intended learning outcomes
Students should be able to:
Knowledge and Unsterstanding
- Understand keys to successfully engaging in effective leadership in the development context.
- Explain and critically discuss the nature and distinctiveness of leadership in the development sector.
- Recognise the relationship between ethics, social responsibility and leadership in development context.
- Critically analyse the different forms of leadership that might help advance development policy and practice in different geo-political contexts.
- Critically appraise the value of a range of digital technologies towards leadership for development.
- Explain the implication of local contexts for the design and implementation of leadership strategies in the development sector.
- Select, apply and evaluate appropriate concepts/tools in the analysis of leadership cases and identify how lessons learned can be applied to other leadership environments.
- Employ different techniques to ethically build power and design positive influence strategies.
- Develop, apply and evaluate effective leadership strategies that could help advance change and innovation across different geo-political contexts with particular emphasis on developing contexts.
- Devise and conceive future research.
Transferable Skills and Personal Qualities
- Apply reflexivity and critical self-awareness skills as a leader in the development sector.
- Demonstrate conscientiousness, responsibility and ethical decisions in exercising authority and leadership.
- Review and evaluate own biases and understand the impact this may have on research choices and analysis.
- To be able to explore the complexities and distinct challenges of leadership within the changing global context, with a particular focus on the development sector.
- To examine the implications of the post-heroic perspective of leadership in leading development, as well as the relationship between ethics, social responsibility and leadership in the development context.
- Will prepare participants to exercise leadership in a global world that is confronted by an expanding array of complex development issues, including increasing poverty levels, inequalities, and several other economic and socio-political challenges.
Last updated: 15 November 2023