Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action units aim to help students understand what it means to be a leader in the 21st century. The units explore complex current problems and ask how does change happen? Who makes it happen? What does that tell us about leadership and how we do it?

Leadership in Action units provide students with the tools to critically evaluate models and approaches to leadership and to apply those to a range of 21st century problems, such as poverty and inequality; environmental sustainability; ethics and responsibility. The units will also help students to develop a toolkit of transferable skills that will boost their employability.

Students will hear from leaders who are influencing change in the world around them, including some of the university's leading academics and high profile leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The Leadership in Action 10 credit lecture based units are available in both semester 1 and 2. Alternatively, students can also opt to undertake the 20 Credit unit which runs over both semesters.

The Leadership in Action Units are part of the Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP). Students who successfully complete a LIA unit and 20, 40 or 60 hours of approved volunteering will be awarded the prestigious Manchester Leadership Programme Certificate (Bronze, Silver or Gold level).

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Leadership in Action

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