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Leadership tools for ethical problem-solving

Learn how to lead values-driven action in your organisation and to manage ethical risks systematically and collaboratively.

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Leadership tools for ethical problem-solving

337 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

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  • Intermediate level

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Develop essential leadership skills to manage ethical risks

On this three-week course, you’ll discover how to manage and lead effectively within your organisation. You’ll learn how to identify and overcome ethical dilemmas as you develop your understanding of leadership issues and trends in organisations.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to support responsible and sustainable employee engagement whilst developing collaborative leadership skills and behaviours.

Identify stakeholders with the salience model

Delving into different dilemmas in the workplace, you’ll learn how best to engage with personal, organisational, and societal dilemmas.

Next, you’ll discover how to identify stakeholders using the salience models to understand how to prioritise and manage different stakeholder interests.

Learn how to align with organisational values

You’ll learn how to reflect on your own values which will help you identify whether you are conflicted or aligned with your organisational values.

Next, you’ll gain skills for critical conversations to help develop speak-out cultures in organisations. This approach will ensure everyone feels confident and safe to speak their mind.

Learn from the specialists at Nottingham Trent University

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists at Nottingham Trent University. With their expertise, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and confidence to lead through complex dilemmas.

What topics will you cover?

Overview of the complexities of leadership Overview of ethics, morality and responsibility Understanding dilemmas The salience model The complexities of power, urgency and legitimacy Implementing values-driven solutions

When would you like to start?

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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...

  • Reflect on your own values, value conflicts and alignment with organisational values.
  • Identify and prioritise stakeholder interests and needs.
  • Critically evaluate the role of systemic leadership in addressing values-based dilemmas in your organisation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organisational culture and how it helps or hinders complex problem-solving.
  • Engage others collaboratively to develop systemic solutions to organizational ethical dilemmas.
  • Demonstrate systemic leadership skills.
  • Identify solutions to meet leadership challenges which enhance organisational performance.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for middle and senior managers who want to develop their leadership skills.

Who will you learn with?

As a philosopher by training, and an international consultant & researcher in practice, I enjoy challenging outdated assumptions on order to create more creative & ethical solutions for organisations

Who developed the course?

Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Business School’s (NBS) purpose is to provide research and education that combines academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.

Nottingham Trent University

With over 40,000 students and staff spanning five university sites, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest and most influential higher education institutions in the country.

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