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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
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 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

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?

A senior nurse specialising in the care of patients with renal and urological disorders. 20 years experience in education, including in South Africa. MSc Nursing Course Director online and on campus.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Swansea University. My main background is acute surgery and critical care nursing.
I am an associate lecturer for the MSc at Coventry University.

My professional background is in children's critical care nursing and leadership in the NHS. As an assistant professor at Coventry University I teach on both under graduate and post graduate programs.

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.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry