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The focus of this programme is professional transformation which uses transformative learning principles to develop the skills and behaviours necessary to enable career progression at a senior organisational leadership level. With innovation and entrepreneurship at the core of the programme, you will reflect on, and develop, your own leadership behaviours, coaching and mentoring others, developing these skills in project management and a range of other industrial leadership and management settings.
This programme was co-created with industrial partners in the nuclear and engineering sector as a direct response to the skills they need from their future senior leaders.
MSc Organisational Leadership - Overall Aims
To broaden and deepen your capabilities, so that as an organisational leader you will understand the organisational and leadership behaviours associated with managing sustainable and innovative projects and organisations.
Specifically, the aims are:
- To promote a reflective approach in organisational leadership practice which critically reflects on your existing career experience and current organisational context
- To encourage critical self-reflection on your professional identity and practice to identify opportunities for purposeful learning and continued self-development
- To develop your leadership, communication, strategic thinking, and coaching skills as an organisational leader. This will build upon your existing experiences and training to meet your own and your company goals
The skills developed on the programme are vital for leadership and continued career progression across multiple sectors. Post-completion, you will be prepared for positions of increased responsibility enabling you to lead in innovative, responsive business settings.
Our links with multiple sectors (Industry, Local Authority, Third Sector, Policing) have been used to guide and focus the creation of this programme, ensuring that it is aligned with the skills demands of employers. The competencies that will be developed here are those identified by these sectors as underpinning characteristics of effective leaders and managers.
It is also intended that the programme helps you develop your interest and understanding of the benefits and contribution of research and the development of case studies in a professional/work context. It is hoped that this will encourage and inspire some participants to continue postgraduate study and develop research ideas, perhaps at PhD/Doctoral level with the University of Cumbria’s DBA.