University of Stellenbosch Business School

Leadership: Principles and Practices

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About the course

Become the leader you admire and learn to command your business efficiently and productively. USB-ED, offers a short course in Leadership that aims to empower participants with the strategic and operational leadership skills they need to build high-performing organisations and a constructive, humane society. Engage in self-exploratory psychometric assessments designed to prepare you for ongoing success as a leader.

What will I learn?

  • Build an effective leadership culture
  • Define your leadership type
  • Equip each leader with servant leadership principles
  • Set, translate, and execute a higher purpose vision and strategic goals
  • Become a role model and ambassador
  • Align, care, and grow talent
  • Self-manage your mental, physical and emotional state to become an effective leader
  • Learn the difference between strategic and operational servant leadership
  • Develop the energy, competence, and motivation of your employees

Course breakdown

  • Week 1 - 2 - The Heart of a Servant Leader (Part 1 and 2)
  • Week 3 - The Head of a Servant Leader (Part 1 and 2)
  • Week 4 - The Head of a Servant Leader (Part 2): The Athlete-Leadership Role (Part 2 and 3)
  • Week 5 - 6 - The Hands of a Servant Leader: Stewardship (Part 1, 2 and 3)
  • Week 7 - The Hands of a Servant Leader: Farmer-Leadership Role (Part 2)

Who should attend

Whether you are an aspiring or current manager, new to the role or well-established, this short course will build on your existing qualities to help you develop your unique leadership style. Multiple exercises and assignments will expand your leadership toolkit, and online support will ensure consistent progress throughout the short course.

Trust the experts

Charl Coetzer

Charl Coetzer is a registered industrial psychologist with more than 12 years’ experience in organisational development, human resources management, talent management, coaching, and leadership development. He is currently employed as the Head of Training and Organisational Development at Basil Re...


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