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Transformational Leadership

Overview

In times of financial crisis, rapidly changing business contexts, and globalised work, managers depend more than ever on their subordinates to get results. Employees may thus represent both a key resource and a liability for managerial success. Tapping the full potential of employees, however, may require leadership and people management skills that stretch beyond ordinary managerial competences.

In this programme, we put the question of how managers can lead employees for maximal commitment and motivation centre-stage. We adopt a people management perspective to the following and many other leadership challenges: 

  • Can you motivate your employees without using formal authority?
  • Can you flexibly adapt your leadership style to meet the needs of your employees?
  • Can you handle the 'difficult' colleagues in your organisation and get what you want without alienating them?
  • Can you effectively promote change in your organisation, and breach resistance to change?
  • Can you persuade your peers and get their buy-in to a new business idea they might find little appealing?

Grounded in rigorous, cutting-edge research, the programme aims to provide you with inspiration, hands-on tools, and knowledge that may enhance your emotional and leadership skills for managerial results.

Topics

In the two-day programme we cover:

  • Inspirational leadership and result-oriented management: striking the balance
  • Developing flexible leadership styles to meet the needs of employees
  • Motivating employees beyond monetary incentives
  • Creating engaging and stimulating work, work contexts and working relationships
  • Breaching resistance to change
  • Persuading and influencing for results

Benefits

You will learn from expert, experienced faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School and benefit from an international class with homogeneous objectives within your global peer group.

Over the two days of this fast-paced and practical programme you will:

  • Explore fresh perspectives and approaches on leadership
  • Explore the importance of motivation, change management and persuasion for leadership effectiveness
  • Examine and reflect upon your own style of leading, motivating and persuading subordinates and colleagues
  • Learn about tools and procedures to manage change effectively, and return to your business with concrete ideas of how to implement change
  • Via the Virtual Learning Environment tool, participants can keep in touch with both faculty and each other to extend the results beyond their time at Cambridge and share their experiences.

This programme counts as one course for those completing the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement.

Who should attend

Anyone responsible for managing or developing employees, to improve performance and organisational effectiveness.

Faculty & speakers

Andreas Richter

University Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisations
PhD (Aston University)

Andreas's teaching philosophy centres on the belief that learning should be experiential and participant-centred. Consequently, he strives to create a classroom environment that draws on many different techniques and materials, such as case analyses, group discussions, films, and experiential exercises, in order to facilitate the collective learning process and actively integrate participants' work experience, opinions, and views.

He cooperated with, or consulted for, various public and private organisations in the health care, pharmaceutical, and financial sectors, focusing on team-working effectiveness, the stimulation of creativity and innovation, self-management training, and leadership development.

Andreas is a trained psychologist who specialised in industrial and organisational psychology, holds a PhD in management, and is a certified client-centred counsellor (occupational and clinical settings).

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Dates & fees

Dates Duration Fees *
20-21 October 2016 2 days £2,300 + VAT
2-3 February 2017 2 days £2,300 + VAT
12-13 October 2017 2 days £2,300 + VAT

VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £2,300 + 20% = £2,760.

* Fees include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School's Alumni Association. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 226KB) (updated 27 October 2015)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 243KB) (updated 27 October 2015)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Version 2 (8 January 2016)

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Thank you all very much for a well-organised programme and uplifting experience - being in Cambridge as well added a special touch to the learning scope.
Stefania Galbiati Ball, Head of Annual Meeting, Protocol & Event Management Unit, EBRD