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The Essentials of Effective Team Leadership and the Management of Change for Service Improvement

Gain a deeper understanding of team effectiveness and the aspects of leadership and management that support it.

The Essentials of Effective Team Leadership and the Management of Change for Service Improvement
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Learn about leadership and effectiveness

This course looks at models of leadership and team management, the interpersonal aspect of making real service improvements.

Emphasis is on you critically reflecting and learning from your positive and negative experiences of leading and being led.

It will also cover the roles and nature of interactions in working relationships and influence based on attributes such as: authority (eg being ‘in charge’); resources (eg being a ‘budget holder’); intelligence (eg using evidence and critical thinking as well as values and ethics); and personality (eg a charismatic leader or a bully).

What topics will you cover?

  • Summary of evidence of what makes a healthcare team ‘effective’
  • Critically reflecting on the benefits of team effectiveness in relation to service improvement
  • Considering the interactive nature of working relationships and how to influence them in implementing service improvement projects
  • Models of leadership
  • Models of change

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the evidence based characteristics that help define team effectiveness in relation to service improvement and the aspects of leadership and management that support that effectiveness.

Who is the course for?

Coventry University MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Senior Lecturer for 19 years. Interests include evidence based practice, healthcare leadership, contemporary issues, acute adult nursing.
Clinical background in acute medicine and cardiology nursing

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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