Warwick/Coventry, United Kingdom

Leadership, Communication and Innovation

when 17 July 2022 - 6 August 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2070

This hands-on, interactive and stimulating course provides you with key theoretical and practical insights into intercultural communication in the workplace and the impact of culture on leadership and teamwork.
This course fosters the global skills that employers are looking for and helps you talk about them when applying for jobs. The first part of the course focuses on foundational concepts of culture and explores these through authentic examples of corporate communication and through assessing your individual cultural profile.

You’ll start to develop your understanding of leadership through exploring well-known quantitative approaches to culture involving perceptions and values. In the second part of the course you’ll explore the relationship between communication and culture and its impact on leadership.

Activities (such as assessment centre and other teamwork tasks) will provide the context for carrying out and presenting a mini research project to investigate how language is used to do leadership. Exploring your own leadership communication style through observation, analysis and reflection will help you acquire the intercultural skills that are highly valued in graduates today.

The course level is equivalent to an undergraduate degree at intermediate level.

We welcome students studying any discipline to study this course and it would be suitable to you if:

-You’re interested in leadership and ways in which we communicate with and influence people in different situations.
-You’re keen to develop your understanding of leadership, teamwork and culture - in theory and in practice.
-You’d enjoy the experience of solving problems, working in groups and developing global skills that will be highly valued in your future career.

Week 1

-Leadership and you
-Leading a team
-Leading a project
-Leading a community

Week 2

-Situational leadership
-Influencing others
-Decision making
-Political leadership

Week 3

-Transformation leadership
-Complex and global problem solving
-Demonstrating your leadership competencies to an employer
-Presentations and course reflections

Course leader

Dr Bo Kelestyn, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Target group

There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is open to students studying any discipline at University level. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including students who are currently studying another subject but who want to broaden their knowledge in another discipline. Students should also meet our standard entry requirements and must be aged 18 or over by the time the Summer School commences and have a good understanding of the English language.

Course aim

This course aims to highlight the crucial role of self awareness, communication and various global skills for leadership. It will familiarise you with the assumptions and expectations that shape our understanding of and practice of leadership, providing an opportunity to develop your critical thinking, problem solving and reflective skills while working within a global context and team.

Credits info

7.5 EC
You must check with the relevant office of your institution if you will be awarded credit, but many institutions will allow this. In general, you’ll earn 3 credits in the US system, and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Warwick will provide any necessary supporting evidence to help evaluate the worth of the course.

Fee info

GBP 2070: Tuition fee (includes a 10% early booking discount, social programme and guest lecture series)


We offer enhanced discounts for Warwick alumni, Warwick study abroad partners and group bookings of 5+ students