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The Open University

An introduction to public leadership

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

In this free course, An introduction to public leadership, you will learn more about leadership in the context of public service provision, by public sector organisations, community and voluntary ...

Syllabus

  • Week 1: What is public leadership?
  • Introduction
  • 1.1 Leadership roles in the public space
  • 1.1.1 Value creation in the public sphere
  • 1.1.2 Leading policing: the night-time economy
  • 1.2 What is your experience of leadership?
  • 1.2.1 A brief tour of leadership theories
  • 1.2.2 Three approaches to leadership
  • 1.2.3 Leadership in Practice
  • 1.3 Who leads?
  • 1.3.1 The relationship between leadership and management
  • 1.3.2 Balancing leadership and management
  • 1.4 What capabilities are needed for public leadership?
  • 1.4.1 Leading with political astuteness
  • 1.4.2 Leadership accountabilities
  • 1.4.3 Can leadership be distributed?
  • 1.4.4 Adopting leadership styles to suit the context
  • 1.5 Week 1 quiz
  • 1.6 Week 1 round-up
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Week1An introduction to public leadership
  • Week 1: What is public leadership?
  • Introduction
  • 1.1 Leadership roles in the public space
  • 1.1.1 Value creation in the public sphere
  • 1.1.2 Leading policing: the night-time economy
  • 1.2 What is your experience of leadership?
  • 1.2.1 A brief tour of leadership theories
  • 1.2.2 Three approaches to leadership
  • 1.2.3 Leadership in Practice
  • 1.3 Who leads?
  • 1.3.1 The relationship between leadership and management
  • 1.3.2 Balancing leadership and management
  • 1.4 What capabilities are needed for public leadership?
  • 1.4.1 Leading with political astuteness
  • 1.4.2 Leadership accountabilities
  • 1.4.3 Can leadership be distributed?
  • 1.4.4 Adopting leadership styles to suit the context
  • 1.5 Week 1 quiz
  • 1.6 Week 1 round-up
  • Week 2: Leading change for public value?
  • Introduction
  • 2.1 Value creation in the public sphere
  • 2.1.1 Explaining the concept of public value
  • 2.1.2 A model of public value
  • 2.1.3 Improving public value in policing
  • 2.2 Service improvement and public value
  • 2.2.1 Public value in policing
  • 2.2.2 Microsystems and service improvement
  • 2.2.3 Leadership roles in change and innovation
  • 2.2.4 Innovation in the public services
  • 2.3 Implementing change and improvement
  • 2.3.1 Organisation development: combining continuous and transformational change
  • 2.4 Week 2 quiz
  • 2.5 Week 2 round-up
  • Week 3: Leading teams and partnerships
  • Introduction
  • 3.1 Team-working in the police service
  • 3.1.1 Team reflexivity: A way of understanding how teams function
  • 3.2 The challenges of team-working in public services
  • 3.2.1 Dealing with complexity in teams
  • 3.2.2 Understanding conflict preferences
  • 3.3 Leadership for collaboration and partnership
  • 3.3.1 Developing yourself as a public leader
  • 3.4 Week 3 quiz
  • 3.5 Summary and conclusion
  • Tell us what you think
  • Where next?
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Week2Week 2: Leading change for public value?
  • Introduction
  • 2.1 Value creation in the public sphere
  • 2.1.1 Explaining the concept of public value
  • 2.1.2 A model of public value
  • 2.1.3 Improving public value in policing
  • 2.2 Service improvement and public value
  • 2.2.1 Public value in policing
  • 2.2.2 Microsystems and service improvement
  • 2.2.3 Leadership roles in change and innovation
  • 2.2.4 Innovation in the public services
  • 2.3 Implementing change and improvement
  • 2.3.1 Organisation development: combining continuous and transformational change
  • 2.4 Week 2 quiz
  • 2.5 Week 2 round-up
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Week3Week 3: Leading teams and partnerships
  • Introduction
  • 3.1 Team-working in the police service
  • 3.1.1 Team reflexivity: A way of understanding how teams function
  • 3.2 The challenges of team-working in public services
  • 3.2.1 Dealing with complexity in teams
  • 3.2.2 Understanding conflict preferences
  • 3.3 Leadership for collaboration and partnership
  • 3.3.1 Developing yourself as a public leader
  • 3.4 Week 3 quiz
  • 3.5 Summary and conclusion
  • Tell us what you think
  • Where next?
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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