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Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations
Developing leadership practice in voluntary organisations

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Week 5: Leadership as practice

Introduction

This week’s learning will focus on three elements of leadership practice – processes, spaces and technologies of leadership. You will consider how the processes, spaces and technologies of leadership all come together to enable certain practices and restrict others. We will say that these practices of leadership can be thought of as aesthetic and therefore require a different approach and mindset than more conventional approaches to organisation.

After completing this week you will be able to:

  • describe the main features of practices and distinguish between the main dimensions of practice – processes, spaces and technologies
  • critically analyse how your organisation practises leadership, drawing on a visual interpretation of your workplace to do so
  • reflect back on the course and pinpoint in writing one significant thing you do differently as a result of participation.