Leadership: Mobilizing People

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Leadership: Mobilizing People

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Academic & Research Skills: You will analyze and critically reflect on existing literature on leadership and related areas, and translate this knowledge to different types of settings.

    Bridging Theory and Practice: You will obtain a deeper understanding of the theoretical and methodological domain of leadership research.

    Bridging Theory and Practice: This course will help you to structure and solve practical issues in the area of leadership and management by applying relevant theoretical and methodological concepts.

    Social Skills: You will work in small teams and in larger teams during exercises to assess and practice skills of interpersonal influence. Self-awareness: You will develop a deeper understanding of your own leadership skills.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Everyone has a general idea of what (effective) leadership is. Every day we are confronted with leadership and its positive and negative consequences: in class, during group assignments, at your job, sport club, student organization, etc. Or simply think of the recent US presidential elections, which provides a striking example of different visions of leadership. This course on leadership, which combines and integrates state of the art leadership theory and research, will help you understand these every day examples of leadership.

    Leaders must be able to manage information, diagnose problems, negotiate with others, and make effective decisions, as well as coordinate and motivate the human and social capital of their organizational members. This course aims to prepare you to understand and meet these goals by familiarizing you with leadership theory, and providing you with practical experiences through case studies and experiential activities.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures and tutorials

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    individual assessment
    group assessment

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Well-trained in academic method and thinking (i.e., with an academic bachelor).

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