ELS-66800 Personal Leadership and Effectiveness

Course

Credits 1.50

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical16
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)S Nortier
Lecturer(s)S Nortier
drs. FL Roschar
Examiner(s)prof. dr. PJ den Brok

Language of instruction:

English.

Contents:

Note: This course has a maximum number of participants for P6.
The deadline for registration is one week earlier than usual. See Academic Year: https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Current-Students/Agenda-Calendar-Academic-Year.htm->Registration for Courses

This course is designed for students wanting to develop their personal leadership skills and become more effective in their leading behaviour. Students study and put into practice the basic competence of consciously choosing a behaviour appropriate to the current situation to steer or alter the(ir) individual or group process in order to come to a mutually beneficial result. Students are expected to thoroughly examine their automatic and conscious response patterns. Students use the knowledge and skills acquired to actually design and implement a personal challenging project. Lectures are alternated with experiential assignments.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- be competent on a basic level in leading, developing and delivering a communicative and interactive process;
- offer feedback and reflection to peers on leadership competency and effectiveness;
- better understand of their strengths and weaknesses as a leader;
- present the results of their project;
- use important aspects of response patterns to alter perspectives on the current situation, choosing different behaviour to create mutually beneficial results;
- understand in essential theories on leadership, effectiveness and development;
- identify the next steps in their leadership development and make an action plan for this.

Activities:

- lead, execute and present a challenging personal project;
- support peers in realizing their projects;
- offering peer feedback and reflection on projects and on the competencies of peers;
- study literature on leadership and effectiveness.

Examination:

Student performance will be assessed by presentation of the project. In this presentation the student reflects on designing and implementing the 1 day project, his/her strong and weak points, learning experiences, and future focus. Re-examination of this exam will be in the form of a reflection paper. Active participation in the course (presence, assignments, supporting peers and giving feedback to peers) is prerequisite for passing the course.

Literature:

Literature will be provided online.