Psychology of leadership
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PP132
Duration: 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course is a journey through psychological theories of leadership in recent years and how they apply to life and work today. You will explore some psychological insights for leadership practice and develop your understanding of how to be more effective as a leader, in any context. There will be time for personal reflection and practical application.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Introduction to some key leadership theories and their strengths and limitations
• Leadership Personality and ‘Brand’ – what is mine?
• Conflict and emotional intelligence – handling relationships with care.
• Time and energy management – what’s the difference? How do we stay the course?
• Leading change – psychological insights.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Explain, in simple terms several key leadership theories, their strengths and limitations.
• Reflect on and understand better your own leadership style and brand.
• Identify several ways of handling relationships more effectively.
• Reflect on how best to manage yourself (energy, time and resilience).
• Understand how people respond to change and implications for leading change.
• Identify personal strengths and areas where you can grow as a leader/potential leader.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Anyone with an interest in leadership at a practical or theoretical level. It is ideal for anyone wishing to develop themselves as a leader, but you do not need to be an active leader to attend the course (it is acknowledged that we are all leaders in some context, when we influence those around us). We will explain a variety of theories and concepts and so proficiency in English is important.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Presentation/mini-lectures, slides, handouts, group work, class discussion and self-reflection. There will be no formal homework set, however some reflection and/or practical application between sessions will be helpful to get the most from the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs, please bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
PP133 - Psychology of wellbeing
PP134 - Introduction to DBT
PP121 - Forensic psychology
PP124 - Psychology of addiction
PP114 - Cross-cultural psychology.
Alison is a Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and Special Group of Coaching Psychologists. With a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational and Organisational Psychology, she has worked in the field of applied Psychology for many years both in the UK and internationally, speaking at conferences and on television. Alison is passionate about teaching all aspects of Psychology and sharing its many insights on our daily lives, she has a specific interest in the psychology of change and how we experience this at different stages of our working lives. Alison has been developing and teaching courses at City Lit for several years and loves the creative learning atmosphere of the college as well as the diversity and curiosity of the students on her courses.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.