You will find this course useful if your job involves dealing with people, positions and situations of different power dynamics.
What will you learn through this course?
In this course you will learn about the three strands of power. It will also help clarify that Power is not a negative connotation. Understanding your power orientation and that of the others will help you contextualise the use of the appropriate power. The course also helps you deal with questions sometimes that come to bog us down e.g. ‘not sure if I have the power or should I exercise the power or not‘ – the kind of dilemmas known as Power ambivalence .
Approach to the Course
All of us are endowed with power. This course approaches Power from the point of view of a leadership resource that is a motive force. Leaders are called upon to move things from their status quo.
The approach is to help you become aware, gain insights and skill practice on these elements referred to as Leadership Orientations. Orientations are characteristics or traits.
Moving away from the outlook on Power as dominance, the course approaches it as a resource that had many dimensions viz Natural, Social/institutional and Affiliative and that most situations in life – be it professional or personal call upon deployment of a combination of power as dictated by the situation / moment.
The course exposes you to the practice of restraint or release of the behaviour that the power dynamics of a context dictates.
In short, this course will add a new dimension to your approach and relationship with power.
How is the learning structured?
This course is designed to help you uncover the dimensions mentioned above by breaking it down to learning units that are bite size and easy to consume. It is structured to help you understand the content, learn its application and reflect on your behaviour relating to it. It offers a structure to skills practice to continue beyond the course as well.
The content is structured for you to absorb, internalise, reflect, be self-aware and practice building skill in that unit of content before proceeding to the next. We recommend you learn by spending time observing, reflecting and drawing deeper insights from your environment and watching others relating to the content as well. As you progress reflect and identify the areas you want to develop and practice skills beyond the course.
Deep involvement in each unit of content before moving to the next will heighten your learning experience of the program.
Course content (Total 4 Sections)
Section 1 (A New Lens to Leadership)
Section 2 (Becoming Aware)
Section 3 (Understanding Power)
Section 4 (Learning from Leaders)
Course Preview & Inclusions
- 2 hr 51 min
- 10 learning Resources
- Self-paced learning
- 1 profiling tools
- 2 hr 38 min of video content
- 1 supplementary learning resources
- Access on Mobile and Laptop
Our Leadership Courses are structured packages which are targeted towards building your leadership abilities.