Leadership Foundation Course

Cluster

Leadership & Personal Efficiency

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools

Level

All PhD students

Teacher

Dan Steer

Aim

According to ex-American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, "leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it". Working well with other people, we can improve results, increase efficiency and create a better working environment. A good leader can avoid de-motivation, under-developed staff, poor results and conflict. Leadership competence is a transferable skill that can be applied to any working environment and to other non-working situations.

Some PhD students coming to the end of their research period will start to lead teams within the University and also go out to search for employment. For those that do not directly enter into a leadership role, the wider context of this course ("following and collaborating") will help them to better integrate into teams and work with their own leaders.

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the different leadership competences and how they can impact your performance and the performance of others. It is open to all students, even those without leadership roles. It is a foundation course for non-established leaders and people without any/much previous leadership training.

Learning objectives

  • Understand leadership role and competences
  • Improve communication with collaborators
  • Be able to adapt leadership approach
  • Be able to motivate others to perform well
  • Create or improve collaborative teamwork
  • Consider own style and areas for improvement

Duration

Three days (9:00-17:30)

Time schedule & Venue

Course code Dates 1st semester 2018-2019 Time (1 course = 3 days) Room/Venue
LFC-1819-01 25 + 26 + 27 September 2018 (Tue to Thu) 9:00 - 17h30 room 5.1 (5th fl), Faculty of Psychological and Pedagogical Sciences, Dunantlaan 2, Gent (external link)
LFC-1819-02 21 + 22 + 23 November 2018 (Wed to Fri) 9:00 - 17h30 room 5.1 (5th fl), Faculty of Psychological and Pedagogical Sciences, Dunantlaan 2, Gent (external link)
LFC-1819-03 17 + 18 + 19 December 2018 (Mon to Wed) 9:00 - 17h30 room 5.1 (5th fl), Faculty of Psychological and Pedagogical Sciences, Dunantlaan 2, Gent (external link)

 

Registration fee

Free of charge for members of the Doctoral Schools. The no show policy applies: no-show policy UGent

Registration

Follow this link: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/lfc Your registration will be confirmed by separate email from the Doctoral Schools.

If the course is fully booked, you can register on the waiting list: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/waitingleadership

Please read the cancellation policy: cancellationpolicycourses

Programme

Day 1

  • Introduction to participants, expectations and the training programme
  • Understanding leadership, leaders and their competences
  • Giving quality feedback to your people
  • Keys to effective communication  as leader
  • Defining strategic action

Day 2

  • The Situational Leadership model
  • Coaching people: Benefits, approach and competence

Day 3

  • The importance of motivation and flow
  • The elements of effective team work
  • Adapting behaviour during conflict

Teaching material

A participant workbook including basic information, links and work-space.

Teaching methods

Trainer-led discussion, peer group exercises and feedback, live examples and role-play, hands on workshop.

Number of participants

Maximum 15

Language

English

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

100% attendance, active participation