Leadership is the crucial element in progress, growth and delivering
only constant factor in our society is change. While some
considerations for change stem purely from a reactive instinct to
survive and a second group emanates from natural evolution, a third
group is the product of deliberate intervention leading to
Transformation may be defined as a holistic and integrative change
process based on continuous evaluation and premeditated adaptation
to meet future demands, as opposed to ad hoc changes induced through
aim of the programme is to provide participants with a framework
within which to think about transformational leadership, and which
will enable them to identify, and engage in the leadership actions
required to bring about change towards outstanding performance
within their areas of responsibility.
The module is built around the following conceptual framework:
· The transformational leader achieves transformation through the
support of other people within the organisation, and the most
important source of support is from his or her immediate team.
The leader and his or her team have to provide direction (what must
change and how),
· They must mobilise the organisation for the changes required (build
support and capacity), and finally
· They must ensure that the organisation’s activities are focused to
achieve the desired results.
OF THE MODULE
Participants will understand transformational leadership, be aware
of how their leadership practices compare to it, and be able to
develop a personal plan to strengthen their transformational
Building an Effective Leadership Team
Participants will understand how an effective leadership team
functions and will be able to assess the effectiveness of their own
teams, and be able to take practical steps to help it improve its
Participants will understand how a clear vision of the future,
translated in to actionable plans, motivates people to act. They
will be able to initiate and plan the formulation of a vision and
action plans for their own units.
Empowering organisational members
Participants will have an understanding of the importance of
building a community that is committed to the organisation’s goals
and vision, and have the capacity to work towards their achievement.
They will be able to identify cultural, managerial, and competency
changes that will have to be affected in order to transform the
organisation, and will be able to initiate action to do this.
Alignment of organisational practice
Participants will understand how aligning organisational
structures, systems, and procedures with the organisation’s strategy
and vision, contribute to achieving results. They will be exposed to
an approach for doing so and which can serve as a guide for action
in their units.
Leading Change and facilitating learning
The nature of leadership emphasize the responsibility of the leader
and his or her team for providing direction, and focusing on the
organisation’s practices to achieve the desired outcomes. This
programme explores the leader’s role in leading change, that is, the
process of implementing the changes to the organisation’s practices
required to implement the vision and strategy that has been
formulated. While the focus is on transformational leadership, and
transformational leaders are normally associated with
transformational change, the changes required by an organisation’s
mission and strategy might be more or less dramatic in nature.
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains
unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Nelson Mandela ‘A Long Walk to Freedom’
“experiential learning” and “learner-centred” approach is used
throughout the program including interactive lectures, individual
diagnostic assessments, role plays, group discussions, team
activities, and case studies.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
and executives who are involved in leading their work teams in
achieving company or organisational objectives and taking that extra
mile towards transforming the entire culture of the organisation.