An introduction to leadership


Leadership is the key to almost every successful organisation. This course is designed to get you started thinking about what makes a good leader. Effective leaders develop their own leadership style. That takes time and experience, but our online course will give you insights to think about and tips to start you on your journey to becoming a great leader.

The aim of the course

By looking at various leadership techniques, this course aims to make you think about your style of leadership, and how you can better influence and inspire those around you to follow you.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those who are new to leadership, or about to begin leading and managing their team.

Course duration and format

This course can be completed in around 90 minutes. However, please note that to get the most from this course will require additional time to complete the checklists and to reflect on your own practice, so it is divided into sections so that you can complete it in a number of sessions.

We advise you to complete each section at one sitting to maximise your learning, but allowing time between study sessions may enhance your learning by allowing additional time for reflection on both your learning and your current practices.

At the end, there is an online test, successful completion of which will enable you to get a certificate to provide evidence of your learning. You should be able to demonstrate what you learnt going forward in changes to your behaviours.

What we will cover

  • What is leadership?
  • What makes a good leader?
  • Leadership and management
  • Leadership and the art of delegation

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This course is provided by AGLC

This course has been developed by Professor Alan Gillies of Alan Gillies (Learning Consultancy) Limited. Over 20 years ago, Alan developed his University’s first complete online postgraduate degree programme before the University even had an online learning platform. Since then, he has been delivering online learning resources for Universities, government departments, businesses, and international agencies including The World Bank.

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