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Transformational Leadership

This course is designed for practitioners, executives, managers, employees and scholars who want to know more about transformational leadership and provides a critical insight into the behaviours required to transform your organisation.


For the past 40 years, transformational leadership has been the most debated and studied aspect in the domain of leadership.  Empirical research has shown the positive impact of transformational leadership on job satisfaction, organisational performance, employee motivation, effective follower interaction, maintaining positive job attitudes and employee wellbeing.  Indeed, in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, there is now an urgency for leaders who can transform their organisations. Transformational leaders are able to influence their followers to go beyond their self-interests in order to achieve organisational goals.


Target audience

This course is designed for practitioners, executives, managers, employees and scholars who want to know more about transformational leadership.  It provides a critical insight into the behaviours required to transform your organisation.  It proffers an approach that inspires and motivates followers challenging them to meet the set organisational goals.



By the end of the course, participants should be equipped to:

  • Effectively promote change in their organisation
  • Develop the transformational leadership behaviours required for success
  • Increase motivation, engagement and confidence in their team
  • Critically reflect on the leadership development needs and identify the potential areas for development



This is an online, self-paced course.  The course will be supported by live online sessions that delegates are invited to join.  These will also be recorded for later review.

As well as working through the online content on our virtual learning environment, you are expected to attend three live sessions hosted by Dr Christian Harrison.  The live sessions will allow you to interact with the other delegates and discuss key concepts and assessment methods. 

Dates for the live sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday 8th March 2023: 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 22nd March 2023: 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 19th April 2023: 10am – 12pm

The sessions will last approximately 2 hours and will take place on Microsoft Teams. 

Final assessments for this course are expected to be submitted around Friday 21st April 2023.  Exact dates will be confirmed once the course begins.

This course is equivalent to 20 credits at SCQF Level 11.  


Course presenter

Dr Christian Harrison is a Reader in Leadership in the School of Business and Creative Industries in the University of the West of Scotland.  He is the author of several publications on leadership which is his major interest.  Furthermore, he is an active member of several learned organisations.  He is the Chair of the Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management, Chair of the Academy for African Studies and Director of the Social Innovation, Leadership and Management Research group of the University of the West of Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (FIBAKM) and the Chair of the Staff Forum for Research of the University of the West of Scotland.  He is also an active member of the Protracted Crisis Research Centre (PCRC), Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), Higher Education Academy (HEA), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and serves on several review panels and committees. He is a Certified Management and Business Educator of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CMBE) and serves as the Director of Studies for several doctoral students.

Christian works extensively as a consultant, speaker and trainer on leadership skills development within organisations.  He is the founder of the NGO: The Leadership Mould Initiative International. The NGO supports students and moulds future leaders.  He is the author of the book entitled ‘Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms’, which is published by the globally renowned publishing company; Palgrave MacMillan.  The book was written to enable students (undergraduate and postgraduate), scholars, practitioners, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to learn more about the concept of leadership. It provides a critical insight into leadership research.  Emerging paradigms and theories of new approaches to leadership are identified and addressed.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates through the Upskilling Fund.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

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