All courses from Oxford Home Study Centre are created exclusively for distance learning by experienced academics. This advanced Level 4 Management and Leadership Diploma is delivered over a series of eight inspiring modules, each of which concludes with an online assessment your assigned tutor will return with helpful feedback:
Module 1 – Understanding Management and Leadership
The first module helps candidates draw distinct lines between management and leadership, while at the same time understanding the important connections between the two. The differences and similarities between management and leadership are discussed, alongside an introduction to the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats matrix – aka SWOT analysis.
Module 2 – Improving Management and Leadership Performance
Learners are then introduced to a series of helpful tools, tips and strategies for continuous improvement as a management or leadership figure. Candidates learn how to accurately and objectively assess their own performance, establish realistic professional goals and create a personal vision statement.
Module 3 – Developing a High-Performing Team
The benefits and characteristics of high-performing teams are introduced and explored in the third module. The potential benefits and disadvantages of team-based work are also discussed, along with the intricacies of developing high-performing teams and the key to encouraging effective and efficient teamwork in the workplace.
Module 4 - Motivating Employees
Module four brings motivational theory into discussion, examining the correlation between workforce motivation and wider business performance. Incentivisation and other essential motivational tools/strategies are discussed, along with problems associated with workforce demotivation and its potential implications for the business.
Module 5 - Communication Skills
The art of effective communication is explored in module five, along with the role communication plays in management and leadership. Candidates are presented with several common barriers to effective communication in the workplace, along with the importance of developing active listening skills and more.
Module 6 - Managing Meetings and Giving Feedback
Several examples of typical group meetings and individual meetings are presented in the sixth module, along with their functions and objectives respectively. Candidates learn how to gather and present constructive feedback, organize effective employee performance evaluations and generally lead important meetings with confidence.
Module 7 - Managing Change
An introduction to the concept of change management follows in module seven, which focuses on the potential benefits of change and its inevitability. A detailed breakdown of the Change Cycle is presented, along with the business-wide benefits of adopting a positive and proactive stance to change management.
Module 8 - Managing Time
Bringing the course to a close, the eighth module seeks to help candidates improve their time management skills – both at work and outside the office. The potential consequences of procrastination are discussed, along with the various factors that can trigger procrastination and how to improve time management using the SPIRIT model – Specific, Prizes, Individuals, Review, Inspiring, Time-Bound.
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