Distributed Leadership - Advanced Level (DL-A1)

Distributed Leadership (DL-A1)

Description of Course

The Distributed Leadership Advanced Course (DL-A1) differentiates between leader and leadership, leader development and leadership development, and leadership and management. This course provides a preview of the four evolutions of leadership models and theories, traditional, newer, collective, and global.

The concept of leadership as a shared/collective, multidiscipline, and multilevel construct is presented along with The Flow System hybrid model of leadership called Distributed leadership. Focus will then concentrate on identifying different types of team leadership models along with highlights on shared leadership. Strategic, instrumental, and global leadership are presented along with the concept of functional leadership and the role of a boundary spanner. The Distributed Leadership model provided in The Flow System connects all of the above concepts into one cohesive leadership model for organizations to use as a guide for moving into disrupted and complex environments.

Duration of Training

The Distributed Leadership Advanced Course (DL-A1) requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.

Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Distributed Leadership Advanced Course (DL-A1) assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.

Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Distributed Leadership Advanced Course (DL-A1) assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking ‘Take Assessment’.

Objectives of Course

This course is an advanced course in which participants should have an understanding of The Flow System Foundations (FS-1) and must have successfully obtained accreditation in The Flow System Foundations. After successfully completing this course participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between leader and leadership.
  • Differentiate between leader development and leadership development.
  • Differentiate between leadership and management.
  • Become familiar with positive leadership capacities and distinguish those from negative leadership capacities.
  • Describe leadership as a shared construct and contrast this perspective with traditional leader-follower perspectives.
  • Describe different models of team leadership.
  • Identify how shared leadership operates along with its benefits over traditional team leadership models.
  • Describe the concept of functional leadership and the role of a boundary spanner.
  • Identify the components of strategic, instrumental, and global leadership.
  • Describe the overall conceptualization of Distributed Leadership.

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