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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Education
Directorate of Technical Vocational Education and Training

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, KABUL


COURSE TITLE SCHOOL COURSE CODE COURSE LEVEL CREDIT VALUE PRE-REQUISITES CO-REQUISITES DURATION OF COURSE TOTAL STUDENT STUDY TIME COURSE STRUCTURE Module Module Title I Foundations of leadership LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION Diploma

16 weeks 2 x 1 hour lectures x 16 = 48 hours contact time Plus 72 hours individual study time Learning Outcome Knowledge Hours 7 12 6 6 31 Skills Hours 5 6 3 3 17

Define the concept of leadership as a key managerial function II The practice of leadership Identify the human side of leading and managing III Mastering leadership Define the disciplines and approaches of leadership IV Management development Define the key components in management development Hour totals (knowledge + skills = 48 hours)

COURSE CONTEXT The study of leadership requires a knowledge and understanding of contemporary leadership theories and ideas. This course introduces students to the key issues and concerns of leadership. We will examine significant insights on the nature and character of leadership. The course focuses on several questions, beginning with the most fundamental: What is leadership? Students will also consider the various parties who participate in leadership, the processes by and through which it is conducted, the conditions which affect it, and the ends in service of which it operates. The course also addresses key aspects of development as a key component in the advancement of leaders. COURSE AIMS Understand the concepts, theories, and processes in the study of leadership Comprehend the kinds of questions that are relevant to the practice of leadership and ways to engage and respond to these questions Recognise the styles, strengths and weaknesses that a leader brings to the leadership process Understand the basis of management development as part of the process of capacity building in leadership competence LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate the following: Define and understand the foundations of leadership Develop an increased awareness of leadership in a variety of contexts Demonstrate critical insight into the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership and teams Identify development approaches for leadership competence LEARNING/TEACHING METHODS Lectures Discussions Presentations Assignments ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT Class participation and attendance 5% Quizzes and exercises 5% Assignment 10% Midterm examination 20% Final examination 60% RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND REFERENCE MATERIAL Owen J (2009) How to lead: what you actually need to do to manage, lead and succeed, Pearson/ Prentice Hall: Harlow Harvard Business Review on Leadership (1998), Harvard Business Review Press ISBN 0-87584-883-4

SYLLABUS PLAN BY WEEK Title Module I Module Objective Module Competency Module Methodology Module Duration Assessment Criteria Week Lecture topic Unit I.1 What do 1 managers do?

Foundations of leadership Provide an overview of the leadership roles of managers Define leadership and leadership competence in a managerial setting Lectures, case studies, discussions 4 weeks Quizzes, discussions, examination Competency Learning Outcome Understand the functions of a manager Explore the folklore and facts about managerial work, including formal, interpersonal, informational and decisional roles Understand the functions of a leader Discuss the main attributes of a good leader Differentiate between managing and leading in an organisational setting Discuss what makes a good and a bad leader Discuss leadership values, ethics and disciplines

Unit I.2 What do leaders do? Unit I.3 What differentiates managers and leaders?

Unit I.4 The perfect leader

Unit I.5 Leadership values, ethics and disciplines

Understand the difference between managing and leading in an organisational setting Understand the essential characteristics of an effective leader Understand the discipline of building character

SYLLABUS PLAN BY WEEK Title Module II Module Objective Module Competency Module Methodology Module Duration Assessment Criteria Lecture topic Unit II.1 Leading from the 5 middle

The practice of leadership Study the practice of leadership Understand positions of leadership, focus on people, conflict, change and trust Lectures, practical exercises, discussions 6 weeks Quizzes, discussions, examination Competency Learning Outcome Understand the importance of leadership Discuss ways to lead in the middle: learning new skills, position managing others, managing networks, ambiguity and complexity

Apply the theories of motivation

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Review Examination Allocation of assignment Unit II.2 Focusing on people Unit II.3 Leadership in conflict, change and trust Unit II.4 Being positive and professional Unit II.5 Ways of leading Understand the theories of motivation from a leadership perspective Understand the leaders role in handling conflict, managing change and building trust Understand the leaders ability to communicate Understand different approaches to leading

Discuss the position and approach of the leader in dealing with conflict, managing change and building trust Discuss a leaders ability to communicate: speak, listen, write Discuss approaches to leading: strategy approach, humanassets approach, expertise approach

SYLLABUS PLAN BY WEEK Title Module III Module Objective Module Competency Module Methodology Module Duration Assessment Criteria Lecture topic Unit III.1 What is 11 leadership? Unit III.2 Leaders and the people paradox Unit III.3 Leadership and 12 vision

Unit III.4 Leadership and values

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Unit III.5 Leadership and performance

Mastering leadership Understand the disciplines and approaches of leadership Define leadership, leadership functions, vision and values Lectures, practical exercises, discussions 3 weeks Quizzes, discussions, examination Competency Learning Outcome Understand the term leadership from a Define leadership in various ways number of perspectives Understand the isolation of leaders in a Discuss the paradox of leaders, isolated yet in charge, leadership position creating the leadership team, and balancing power Understand the role of the leader in Discuss the leaders influence in creating and creating an organisations vision communicating and enabling vision, and crafting the leadership agenda Understand the role of the leader in Discuss the leaders influence in creating and creating an organisations values communicating and enabling an organisations value systems Understand the relationship between the Discuss the influence of the leader on organisational leader and organisational performance success and performance

SYLLABUS PLAN BY WEEK Title Module IV Module Objective Module Competency Module Methodology Module Duration Assessment Criteria Lecture topic Unit IV.1 The nature of 14 management development Unit IV.3 Can leaders be 15 trained? 16 Seminars Assignments Presentations

Management development Understand the rationale and objectives of developing leaders Define the purpose and processes of management development Lectures, practical exercises, discussions, examination 3 weeks Quizzes, discussions, examination Competency Learning Outcome Understand the nature, purpose and Define management development (as opposed to training), processes of management development and discuss approaches to management development Understand the potential for development of Discuss how leadership abilities can be enhanced, and the leadership abilities in managers role of development in this process

Mark 5%

Task due Continuous 5% One week after discussion of the particular topic in class

Assignments Task Class participation and attendance A mark of 5% is given for regular attendance and participation in class Participation marks should be awarded to students who answer questions and actively participate Quizzes and exercises Provide written answers (about half a page on each) to the following questions. Students should also be prepared to answer these questions in class. 1. What is the difference between a manager and a leader? 2. How would you define an effective leader? 3. What theories of motivation can a leader use and how (you should also refer to your Organisation Behaviour studies and your first semester work on motivation). 4. Refer to Unit II.5 Ways of leading: which approach do you feel is the most effective, and explain why? 5. Define the term leadership in your own words. 6. What is the difference between training and management development? 7. What is your opinion on the question: Can leaders be trained?

10% Due in week 16

Assignment You should provide a written answer to the following question. Your answer should be between one and two pages. List 5 of the most difficult issues a leader has to deal with, and suggest how these can be solved (you could refer to problems relating to trust, conflict, etc). Midterm examination 20% 60%

Final examination

Cross-reference to University of Jyvskyl YTPP211 Introduction to Management and Leadership YJOS670 International Human Resources Management YJOS570 Organizational Culture Date of last revision: 17 November 2009