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ZPG9001 - Leading in a dynamic era

15 Credits NQF9


A key theme of this professional MBA is to be a leader in turbulent times. Being an effective and genuine leader in a dynamic era requires an understanding of leadership concepts, how innovative leaders think and behave and how various management styles impact on situations, opportunities and relationships. Yet, being an effective leader demands competencies like motivating others, leading creativity and innovation, cultural intelligence and navigating through ambiguity.

Through a self-reflective process you will start to craft your Personal and Professional Development Plan. This plan serves as your personal roadmap for developing the required leadership competencies critical for your success.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • Demonstrate skills and dispositions necessary for being a successful manager
  • Demonstrate the value of engaging in self-reflection by applying feedback and knowledge
  • Identify the gaps between your managerial competencies and job requirements
  • Apply varied perspectives on leading to your actual practice as a leader
  • Demonstrate agility as a leader operating in a globally diverse context
  • Relate concepts of ambiguity to your experience in the workplace
  • Apply principles of creativity and innovation to your organisation
  • Make your leadership journey by identifying key events, life stories and experiences
  • Discern your personal values, principles and goals
  • Synthesise elements of your personal and professional development into a comprehensive plan for growth


Continuous assessment throughout the five weeks: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours, typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities, online learnings and interactions and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, ‘use it now’ (in your job) applications, reflections, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires three Saturdays sessions of scheduled contact. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, guest speakers, peer directed learning and online engagement.