Study Leadership : Collaborative Leadership in Voluntary Organisations with Open Learn

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This course, Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations, will help you to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference. 

The course is aimed at people who work within voluntary organisations as paid staff or as volunteers or for people who work regularly with voluntary organisations, such as public sector staff or politicians.

The course will take approximately 24 hours to complete. It is divided into 8 weeks, each of which follows a standard pattern to make it easier for you to plan your time. There is a quiz at the end of each week to check what you have learned. 


Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the context and need for collaborative forms of leadership
  • describe the range of different leadership identities suggested by collaborative settings and the power relationships implied in these identities
  • plan and think about the challenges of leading collaborations
  • experiment with a range of practices of collaborative leadership that will help one enact better leadership in a range of settings
  • practice collaborative leadership in a more robust way within voluntary organisations and across organisational boundaries
  • offer a critique of collaborative leadership in relation to its potential and limitations for leadership of voluntary organisations
  • discuss and reflect on collaborative leadership in the voluntary sector in relation to power.


Course duration : 24 hours

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