Developing creative and Critical Thinking in Leadership
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 10
Study mode Part time
Duration 41 weeks
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Developing creative and Critical Thinking in Leadership (Awarding Body – Edinburgh College SCQF level 10 (36 credits))
Are you a creative leader? Do your leadership skills lack in the area of developing creative and critical thinking in your teams?
Now more than ever, businesses and organisations need a new approach to the way they do things, how they operate, engage with their markets and how they develop the skills needed in their workforce to develop a competitive edge. These skills include the ability to communicate, reason, problem solve, make decisions, function within a team format, and become leaders. Creative and critical thinking skills are included within all of these. The people with these skills, often become tomorrow's innovators.
The aim of this qualification is to enhance your performance by developing the ability to become a ‘smart’ thinker. Leading your team in developing exciting ideas which generated by connecting seemingly unconnected dots in unexpected ways, driven by a human understanding of what people really need and want.
That’s why we need human skills such as creativity, even in an age of automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). While these technologies can help businesses keep up with ever-changing conditions, it’s human imagination and visionary thinking that truly separates a company from its competition.
What you will learn
Unit 1. Understanding the use of creative and critical thinking in leadership - This unit will explore the skills and knowledge required for candidates to plan a balanced approach to creative and critical thinking in their employees/teams, within the context of their own business/industry and to develop the skills to look at problems and situations from a fresh perspective.
Unit 2. Evaluate and support the links between underlying theory and the use of creative and critical thinking within the workplace and business improvement. - As leaders are role models for their more junior colleagues, how they analyse problems influences how their team members will handle issues going forward. Managers that use creative and critical thinking processes foster teams that are intentional about assessing problems and devising solutions.
Unit 3. Identifying and building adaptive cross-cultural leadership skills by offering creative solutions. - This unit will explore how creative and critical thinking impacts on cultural relationships both internally and externally to the business.
Unit 4. Develop strategies for ensuring that creative and critical thinking, as well as other meta-skills, are a core part of your business development in order to future proof the workforce. - This unit is developed to support leaders in developing meta-skills as a core part of the business model, in order to make the business grow and become more innovative in its approaches to enhance its ability to compete in its market.
How the course is assessed
- Continual assessment of an ongoing project which will be presented to stakeholders with a choice of media in which to do so.
- Knowledge and Understanding met with discussions in sessions and with assessor.
Number of days per week
- Flexible arrangements depending on cohort
This qualification has been designed for people who are normally in a career or vocation who want to improve their skill base and knowledge. Entry to this qualification will be at the centres discretion but candidates would normally be expected to demonstrate competence in the following:
- HND or equivalent
- English at level 6 (Higher or Communication 6)
- Working with Others (level 5)
- Problem Solving (level 5)
Or similar qualifications or experience.
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Employment prospects
Successful completion of this course will give managers and leaders a set of unique skills that are currently in high demand. In turn this will make them more attractive employees to any organisation.
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Granton Campus||Part time||28/08/23||41 Weeks|
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