Managing Self and Others

Key Information

Programme Type



6-week Online Delivery


5 Master's Credits

Next Start Date

New Dates TBC

Course Overview

The University of Lincoln has launched a new online course exploring concepts, approaches, and behaviours associated with managing self and others. This 6-week programme is designed for supervisors and managers looking to sharpen their leadership capabilities and learn more about themselves and how they can use their influencing skills to manage and lead others.

Learners can gain knowledge about the main theories and concepts of leadership, practise self-reflections in relation to managing and developing self and others, brainstorm learning opportunities about leadership by exchanging with other learners, and reflect on how the knowledge gained can be applied to their professional context and organisational settings.

After successfully completing the course, participants will receive five Master's-level credits, which could be used as part of the credits required for routes into further study, such as our online MBA Leadership programme:

How You Study

Students will work in a virtual learning environment, engaging with independent study materials such as videos and reading content and have opportunities to test their understanding through quizzes.

Indicative themes for the programme include:

- Critical action learning and understanding leadership development.
- Leadership theory and practice in relation to self-management.
- Leadership theory and practice in relation to group dynamics and managing others.
- Talent development and employee engagement.

A discussion board will be available throughout the programme and is related to the final assessment. It will be used to encourage debate, critical thinking, knowledge transfer, and the use of academic skills. There will also be two live webinars (in weeks 1 and 4 of the programme).

How you are assessed

The assessment for this course is a critical analysis with an action plan of 1,000 words. Drawing on your experience as a manager, you will be asked to critically analyse your own capacity to identify and critique the elements of individual, group, and organisational behaviour which underpin leadership and management practice and present an action plan for future professional development.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at military and civil service personnel from the Royal Navy, The British Army, and Royal Air Force who are supervisors and/or managers looking to strengthen their leadership capabilities. We may need to check with employers to confirm employment status.

How to Apply

To register your interest in future intakes of this course, please contact us at

This course can be combined with other five-credit Master’s level short courses Culture and High Performing Teams and Ethical Leadership and the Decision-making Process to build a total of 15 credits.


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