What does it take to be a good leader and manager in public sector organisations?
It is often said that good leaders are made and not born, and that leadership skills are acquired through identifying your own leadership styles and adapting them to the situation and people involved in your workplace. Formal training programmes in leadership do provide a learning structure within which to develop an understanding of the principles of leadership and identify areas in which individuals need to concentrate their development effort to be excellent leaders and managers.
This Certificate in Leadership is a qualification exploring leadership roles and theories, self-leadership, winning and maintaining commitment, setting and communicating direction. Attendees will be given a thorough grounding in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). This instrument is the most widely-used framework for providing insights and understanding of individual preferences that may drive specific workplace behaviours. It is particularly useful for those who do not have the opportunity to engage actively in leadership but who are preparing to do so, or for those employed in a leadership role and are keen to underpin their practice with a clearer knowledge of the principles of leadership.