Study Leadership : Collective Leadership with Open Learn

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This free course, Collective leadership, will give you an insight into the importance of how to be a more effective leader, and how to better engage and work with ‘followers’ in an organisational setting.

It considers the ‘heroic’ leader of the past and how leadership studies historically focused on the individual. It then builds on what is meant by Collective Leadership, using real-life case studies as examples.


Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • briefly describe leadership theory, considering the leader, the follower and the collective
  • understand the metaphor of the ‘Collective Canyon’
  • understand the importance of a collective leadership approach.


Course duration : 6 hours

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