This course aims to build the foundation for outstanding self-leadership through instructor-guided evaluative self-discoveries. By gaining a better understanding of themselves students will feel more empowered and in control of their professional and personal learning journey.
Based on Boyatzis’ intentional change theory and its concept of ideal future self, trainees will create aspirational, transformative personal goals of who they want to become to be reached by the end of the course. They plan key steps, develop self-coaching skills to successfully overcome challenges along the way, regularly reflecting, building increasing self-awareness, learning from mistakes to ultimately reach their goals on the journey of WHO they want to become.
This course will enable the trainees to develop ‘pro-active’ and ‘creative’ skills which will be very beneficial as they prepare for their future. They will also learn how to develop self-awareness, self-coaching and life-long learning skills while laying the foundation for personal or self-leadership.
By gaining a better understanding of themselves trainees will feel more empowered and in control of their professional and personal learning journey.
The course deploys proven successful processes adopted from co-active coaching methodology, guided by transformational teaching theory and its underlying concepts and is centred around the 5 key pillars of self-reflection, self-awareness (Values, beliefs, strategies, habits, strengths), self-direction, self-responsibility/regulation and self-efficacy. Participants will capture key revelations in a personal leadership compass template. The course will encompass the following 5 phases.
The design and delivery is 100% online and follows an approach to teaching and learning grounded in interaction, dialogue and reflection. It comprises 5 phases with part released scaffolded lessons available on a weekly basis. The weekly pacing largely shapes the way participants engage with the course. Asynchronous online learning includes lessons and discussion forum interactions as well as reflection. The 1 on 1 coaching session will be online in an in a synchronous manner.
The Transformational Personal and Professional Development 1 be run on via Moodle where grades will be logged. The ongoing program will integrate guided activities for active engagement, a digital workbook for reflection and progress tracking, a digital personal leadership compass to capture key self-awareness progress and outcomes, opportunities for social exchange with peers. Furthermore, trainees who have completed phase 1 and 2 requirements are eligible to benefit from the high-value 1 on 1 coaching session with a personal professional coach to ensure accountability, motivation, personalisation and challenge of thought patterns.
The course concept is aligned with Slavic and Zimbardo’s (2012) call for transformative teaching which in itself is drawing on and combining Bandura’s (1986) social cognitive theory (self-efficacy), Boyatzi’s (2006, 2009) intentional change theory (ideal future self and personal development planning) and Mezirow’s (2000) transformative learning theory (changing frames of reference and habits of mind). Key elements in the realisation are a) active engagement, b) social interactions, c) guided activities for self-discovery, d) instructor/facilitator provocation, and e) personalisation.
To that end trainees need to do more than increase mastery of course concepts. They need to develop as learners and people, engage in instructor guided evaluative self-discoveries to increase their self-awareness, their self-efficacy (shown to also increase academic success), their self-regulatory capabilities, their attitudes towards learning as well as consciously and continually developing transferable soft skills that reflect the type of flexible life-long learner and professional they aim to become.
Type of training
This online course is a combination of e-learning, computer-based learning, group work, videos and self-study.
Objectives and outcomes
Trainees will be able to:
This course can be held in English, French, Spanish or German.
Participants would require their own laptop and a stable high-speed internet connection to take part in this course.
This course is designed for Front-line Managers, Middle Managers and Senior Executives wishing to up-skill or refresh their current skill set.
Silke Rehman MSc. (Digital Education) MBA (Otto Beisheim School of Management, Koblenz,Germany) has several years experience as a Marketing Manager for Procter & Gamble in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
She is also a Certified Executive and Leadership coach/workshop leader,CPCC and NLP in the UAE/Germany.
Silke is currently working as a Project-based Online Educational Consultant with the University of Limerick, Ireland and as a Student Development Manager and Coach with the University of Edinburgh Business School.
Silke is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish.
This course will be held online.
A maximum of 25 participants will be able to attend this course.
On successful completion of the assignment(s) the trainee will be awarded a Certificate of Study. If they do not submit the assignment(s) they will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. This course is worth 3 ECTS credits.