Leadership in a complex world


As the world becomes more complex so the task of leading people and organisations becomes more complex too. This course is designed to get develop your thinking about how to become a better leader and follows on from our Introduction to Leadership course.

To get the most from this course, you should either have completed this course or checked that your prior learning and experience gives you an equivalent level of understanding before embarking on this course.

The aim of the course

This course helps learners to develop their leadership skills by looking at good (and bad) management techniques to survive in the modern, complex world.

Who is it for?

This course follows on from our ‘An Introduction to Leadership‘ course and is suited for learners who have either already completed that course, or who have some existing management and leadership experience.

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

  • Versatile leadership
  • Transformational leadership
  • Leadership in complex environments

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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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