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Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you... [+]

Course Studies in Leadership in Africa 2017. Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you. Through study on the course, you will be encouraged to develop your critical perspectives on professionalism and relate this to your development within your occupational role and in the context of your organisation, service or community. You will consider notions of professionalism and explore the sources used by professionals to guide their behaviour and development. Within this, the importance of leadership is critically reviewed. In the light of ideas about what constitutes an effective professional, you will be asked to critically review your own skills and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. To do this you need to understand and evaluate the impact of the immediate and wider context on your role and be able to critically evaluate and develop the role itself. This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice. Your learning will be based around three areas of study: Professionalism: Critiques of theories of professionalism and professionalisation; stakeholders in professionalism; the role of knowledge and values; codes and competencies; professionalism in the context of workforce development; service modernisation and the knowledge economy. The Professional: Professionalism, managerialism, leadership and effectiveness; learning as a professional: professional development, critical reflective practice, learning from theory and practice. The Wider World: Reviewing the external environment, stakeholders, relationships with other services and organisations, policy and strategic directions in the environment, inter-agency working, developing mutual understanding and joint approaches to values, principles and directions, collaboration, competition and best value. This will include a brief introduction to the history of policy and structures of your sector with the emphasis on implications for the present and potential change and will consider the different evidence bases used in health and social care, bio-medical and other paradigms. This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice. Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Students will normally have completed a first degree, however alternative experience and / or academic qualifications will be considered. [-]

Leading Service Evaluation and Improvement - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Current care services are driven by notions of ‘best value’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. This means service commissioners and operational managers are constantly under scrutiny to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational service systems. Managers are also increasingly directly accountable to users, carers and their representatives. Balancing client demands with political/organisational demands, and the supply of resources, is... [+]

Leading Service Evaluation and Improvement - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time Current care services are driven by notions of ‘best value’ and ‘evidence-based practice’. This means service commissioners and operational managers are constantly under scrutiny to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational service systems. Managers are also increasingly directly accountable to users, carers and their representatives. Balancing client demands with political/organisational demands, and the supply of resources, is a significant challenge for managers in the care sector. Redesign of service systems to be ‘modern and dependable’ is seen by the government to be critical to the future of public services, hence the module is heavily (but not solely) based on systems theory. The module looks at how to assess needs and engage stakeholders in service development. It will lead you through models of service quality and criteria for reviewing and evaluating service. You will study business and professional risk, regulation and governance and tackle mapping, improving and costing service processes. Service planning, business cases and project management are also covered. The assessment for this course will be a written evaluation of a process that engages your own organisation and a plan for feasible local service development. During the course you will learn to map relevant organisational structures, policies, and key stakeholders of a service, especially the ‘user base’. This will allow you to analyse the context of your service and identify the key factors that influence its design. You will also develop the ability to critically evaluate evidence indicating the need for change and present the outcomes of your research as part of an argument for service development. For instance you will learn to use user feedback and consultation information, Trust and public health information, and evidence of unmet social or health needs. As part of the assessment for the module you will produce a critical review of the operational aspects of a real service process and develop a plan for change. This will develop your ability to analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of current (‘as is’) service processes and systems and design improved services for future implementation. Furthermore, you will learn to apply theories of implementing planned service improvement and change. By using your understanding of local organisational requirements for planning and resourcing service change, governance and risk management you will ensure that your plans meet local organisational requirements and consider any risks that may be involved. Finally, you will learn to cost the proposed improvements in your plans to ensure that appropriate budgets are set and achieved. The module will be delivered through a mix of lectures and workshop based activity, supported by distance learning and university resources. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. [-]

Leading and Managing People - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Working with others, in a multiplicity of ways, is required of most managers. It entails working with others who have very strong and differing value bases, complex and differing organisational backgrounds as well as contrasting stakeholder and client expectations. The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of people in order to improve organisational performance... [+]

Course Studies in Leadership in Africa 2017. Leading and Managing People - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time Working with others, in a multiplicity of ways, is required of most managers. It entails working with others who have very strong and differing value bases, complex and differing organisational backgrounds as well as contrasting stakeholder and client expectations. The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of people in order to improve organisational performance. During the course you will explore the impact of differences in values, style and behaviours on performance in the workplace, and develop the ability to diagnose the need for change in your employment context, as well as analyse and develop feasible and sensitive change strategies. You will also develop the ability to analyse group working using notions of power, leadership and style, and apply these to your own working context and behaviours. Your capacity to manage the performance of individuals and groups will improve and you will learn about the operational performance management systems of recruitment and selection, appraisal, and capacity and governance management. These skills are essential for successful and sensitive management and will assist you in gaining access to higher levels of responsibility at work and improving organisational performance. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care). Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. [-]

Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context... [+]

Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context. This is an excellent professional development course for anyone seeking career progression. It meets the specific needs of employers and will help participants gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work. The course covers the main schools of thought that relate to management and organisations, and what constitutes evidence in that context. You will learn about the various notions of management and leadership, and the relevance of these to your own practice and assumptions. You will investigate frameworks that may help to articulate your role eg functional approaches, competences, planning and decision making. We will also introduce ideas that will help you understand and evaluate your wider and immediate context and the impact this may have on your role. In light of all the above, you will be asked to critically review your own role and skills, and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. Assessment in all cases is by the submission of coursework. There are no exams. The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your busy home and working life. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. All students have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded. This course is part of a professional development framework within the University and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care) or towards a general MBA offered by the Bolton Business School. Professional recognition Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management. All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience. [-]

Leading and Managing Teams - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

There is a recognised and growing demand for health care professionals with high level management skills. This module provides a dynamic opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader and manager within the context of team working. In brief, the course content covers management/leadership, styles and theories, personal analysis, collaboration and performance management. Team working considers the theories and concepts of teams... [+]

Course Studies in Leadership in Africa 2017. Leading and Managing Teams - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE6] part-time There is a recognised and growing demand for health care professionals with high level management skills. This module provides a dynamic opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader and manager within the context of team working. In brief, the course content covers management/leadership, styles and theories, personal analysis, collaboration and performance management. Team working considers the theories and concepts of teams including professional power and empowerment, team building, team dynamics and motivational theories. The skills you will develop are highly regarded, and sought after, by employers. On completion of this demanding and thought provoking course you will be further capable of meeting the changing and complex requirements of the contemporary health and social care sectors at a management level. The School has a leading reputation in the delivery of professional development courses for the health and social care sector. Courses and modules are designed specifically around the current and future needs of health care professionals and their employers. We have over 30 years experience in delivering the highest quality health and social care courses which enable practitioners like you to enhance their careers and progress through a variety of management roles. The learning and teaching strategies for this course include lectures, seminars, problem based learning workshops and self-directed study. Assessment is in the form of written coursework and a presentation. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. Students have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites. You may be given financial support by your employer to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded. Former Bolton students are working as managers and senior managers in health care; many return to the university for additional professional development courses as their careers develop and responsibilities increase. As a learner on one of our health and social care professional development courses you are also welcome to join the University’s Alumni and Friends Association which provides valuable professional and social networking opportunities. This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care). Professional recognition The mapping of the learning outcomes of this programme of study against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH, 2005) is currently underway. Entry requirements Applicants should have studied at higher education (university) level before. [-]

Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Africa WELA

CEIBS Africa
Campus Part time 6 months November 2017 Ghana Accra China Shanghai + 2 more

WELA is a practical project-based programme that examines the issues, challenges and opportunities women face in creating, managing and leading companies in Africa. The programme is specifically designed for women [+]

WELA is a practical project-based programme that examines the issues, challenges and opportunities women face in creating, managing and leading companies in Africa. The programme is specifically designed for women entrepreneurs and is focused on enabling them to identify business opportunities and maintain viable and sustainable enterprises. CEIBS creates a supportive and participatory learning environment for the exchange of best practices and experiences, strategy development and skill building, working within the context of women's economic development priorities.

WELA aims to empower participants to develop mindsets and strategies for effectively managing their firms as well as their leadership and entrepreneurial careers. The programme provides technical training focused on strengthening competencies in project design and management, financial management, entrepreneurial marketing and innovation, leadership, and business sustainability to impact the enterprises implemented by the participants. Participants undertake practical field work projects throughout the duration of the programme. An important aspect of the programme is the China Immersion Module in Shanghai, where students in addition to their classwork have the opportunity to receive mentoring and coaching from successful Chinese women entrepreneurs.... [-]


Company Specific Programmes

CEIBS Africa
Campus Part time 1 - 5 days September 2017 Ghana Accra

Professional Programmes designed to suit the needs of each and every organization. It aims to provide top management/senior management/middle managements with general management perspectives, systematic management knowledge, framework for strategic thinking and hands on management tools. [+]

Course Studies in Leadership in Africa 2017. CEIBS Africa Executive Education Programme creates an extraordinary platform for professional development and innovation across industries. We offer a range of Open (OP) and Company Specific (CSP) programmes for elite industry practitioners who aspire to higher levels of performance. Using our in-depth China knowledge and extensive global reach, and facilitated by our world class faculty, CEIBS Africa Executive Education programme works in partnership with client companies to develop their executives’ leadership skills. We prepare today’s leaders for the future. CEIBS Africa Executive Education has created tailor made CSP programmes in Change Management for Coca-Cola, Advanced Management for WPP, a Corporate Governance and Board Programme for First Bank Nigeria (in collaboration with Wharton and IESE) and a Business Agility Programme for Heineken. We have also collaborated with top global business schools such as IESE and Wharton to provide a course for Global CEOs. Our deep understanding of the strategic and operational issues facing companies that do business in Africa and other emerging economies ensures that our CSPs are fully customised for you, your company, and your industry. Why CEIBS Africa CSP? Company Specific Programmes are a highly effective tool for achieving both individual and organizational development. CEIBS Africa has a track record of delivering high quality programmes to top level clients like, WPP, First Bank Nigeria, and Coca-Cola. Our Faculty CEIBS Africa has a world-class team of international faculty whose global perspective is complemented by their academic expertise in emerging economies such as China and Africa. Many have led or taught at prestigious business schools around the world before joining CEIBS; many others have practical industry experience. They offer a wealth of knowledge and share international best practices that your executives can successfully apply on the job. Our Approach We fully engage and involve top management in the design, delivery and impact evaluation assessment of the programme. Our collaboration is based on a shared understanding of your organisation’s vision and company culture. We conduct a training needs analysis to understand your company's vision for the future and formulate a clear strategy to get there. Based on our findings a draft proposal, with input from your company’s management, will be drafted for your final approval. Programmes are offered at client-approved venues. However, CEIBS Africa is ready to offer use of our ultra-modern and fully-equipped training facility – centrally located in the business hub of Accra. Our Customised Approach One business solution does not fit all business needs. A Company Specific Programme (CSP) is a training solution that has been designed to meet the specific needs of a group of managers from the same company or group of companies. A CSP is the most appropriate approach when your organisation requires a training solution that can be: Tailored to the training and development requirements of a group of managers Fully customised to your business or industry Linked to your business strategy Integrated with your talent development or localisation strategies Supportive of your company culture or "way of doing business" Designed to incorporate different modes of delivery in addition to classroom lectures Delivered at dates and times which are convenient for you. CSPs are the fastest growing type of training solutions offered by leading business schools worldwide. Our Team We have a team of experts who are committed to your success and dedicated to helping you develop a highly effective CSP. This team works closely with CEIBS faculty and client companies. They have accumulated rich experience in programme design, delivery and evaluation. For enquiries on how we can help you with a Company Specific Programme that can become an integral part of your vision and strategy, please contact one of our CSP team members: Henry Kwesi Andoh +233 544 349 483 ahenry@ceibs.edu Thelma Opara +234 814 719 555 58 othelma@ceibs.edu [-]

ALA Model African Union Course

African Leadership Academy
Campus Full time 5 days March 2017 South Africa Honeydew

African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) is a simulation of the African Union, providing a platform for young leaders to explore the inner workings of the African Union, and to practice international diplomacy by assuming the roles of African leaders. [+]

About us African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) is a simulation of the African Union, providing a platform for young leaders aged 14 to 19 to explore the inner workings of the African Union, and to practice international diplomacy by assuming the roles of African leaders. This conference affords delegates the opportunity to study complex African issues, understand the interests and positions of African countries, and learn to successfully negotiate without compromising national interests. ALAMAU aims to empower young leaders to model international cooperation while celebrating diversity and promoting pan-African unity. ALAMAU 2015 will be held from March 18-22, 2015 as young leaders attempt to resolve, in five days of intense brainstorming and negotiations, some of the longest-running and most complicated issues on the continent. The conference experience will, however, not be limited to committee sessions; through keynote presentations by African Union officials and foreign policy experts, a diplomatic roundtable featuring ambassadors from several countries, educational tours to historic sites and a celebration of cultural diversity through the Cultural Night, delegates will experience a highly intellectual, educative and exciting conference. There will also be a parallel conference for international educators accompanying students to the conference, as they will be exposed to presentations by several thought-leaders in Africa, and engaged in peer learning geared towards developing the next generation of diplomatic African leaders. Building on a successful inaugural conference in April 2014 on the theme ‘Shared Challenges, Common Solutions’, delegates to ALAMAU 2015 will focus on ‘Moving from Potential to Action’. Africa has long been identified as a gold mine of opportunities, yet conversations often dwell too strongly on the continent’s potential without implementable action plans or definite steps taken to ensure the continent’s development. With the continent’s youthful population, abundant natural and human resources, and the rapid growth of our local economies, Africa is indeed ready to take off. This conference provides a unique opportunity for young leaders to develop strategies to enable us utilize our vast resources to achieve holistic human-centred Pan-African growth. ACTIVITIES AT ALAMAU 2015 Committee Sessions At ALAMAU 2015, seven organs and subsidiary bodies of the African Union will be simulated. Each committee session will last for three hours and will mainly include speeches and caucus negotiations, ultimately culminating in a resolution drafted to solve the issue for which the committee was convened. Prior to the conference, delegates would have studied widely on their assigned countries and topics, ensuring that they make well-informed recommendations that will promote development across the continent. Diplomatic Reception & Roundtable Delegates to ALAMAU 2015 will be drawn from several countries within and outside Africa; therefore as part of their diplomatic experience at ALAMAU, they will be afforded the opportunity to interact with and learn from several African ambassadors in a cocktail reception. The ambassadors will subsequently engage in a roundtable discussion to e realities of international diplomacy. Faculty Advisor Speaker Series Each delegation to ALAMAU 2015 will be accompanied by a faculty member, who might be a teacher in the humanities or one who maintains significant interest in international affairs. Educational Tours South Africa is home to several historic and educational sites including the Apartheid Museum and Cradle of Humankind. As part of the conference experience, delegates and advisors will have the opportunity to visit some of these historic sites, affording them a good break from intense committee sessions, while providing an opportunity to strengthening friendships. Cultural Night Considering the diversity of nationalities and cultures that will be represented at ALAMAU, delegated will be engaged in a celebration of all represented cultures at our Africa-themed Cultural Night. Participants will witness a fusion of music, food, fashion, dance, drama and poetry that highlight the uniqueness of different cultures from all regions of Africa. [-]