I was lucky to have lecturers who reached out to me not only as academic mentors, but also as models of excellence and commitment.
- Michael Khorommbi (BA graduate, 2015)
Leadership and Management: An Introductory Short Course
4 modules over 2 weeks: R3 500 each or R12 000 for all four
Prof Nicholas Rowe, Prof Marilise Smurthwaite, Miss Vuyo Themba and TBA
Duration & Time:
40 hours / Modules 1 and 2: 9 - 13 Feb 2015, Modules 3 and 4: 22 - 26 June 2015: 09h00-17h00
incl. course materials and refreshments
In four modules over two weeks, this short course will impart the latest thinking about a philosophy of leadership and management based on ethics and justice. In addition, participants will be introduced to the basic skills of running voluntary, non-profit and church organisations.
Module 1: Understanding leadership and management
What does it mean to be a leader? Changing views about leadership over time
Understanding leadership versus management (Hint: they are not the same thing)
The difference between leadership and ethical leadership
Are Christian leaders different from the above?
Approaches to ethical Christian leadership
Ethical decision making
Leadership within the parish, the NGO and the volunteer organisation: leading towards a more just society
Module 2: Leadership and Management in the work context
The Nature of Work in the 21st century
The Spirituality of work: what Christianity and other religions have to say about work
Being ethical at work: the South African ethical context, globalised work culture and the difference between law and ethics
Effective Management and leadership: skills, tasks and activities
within multi-cultural environments
Communication of vision, ethics, plans, progress, completion, with relevant stakeholders such as colleagues, employees, outside bodies, etc.
Leadership and management of staff
Conflict management, negotiation and peace-making (especially within multicultural environments)