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Introduction to Systems Leadership

Introduction to Systems Leadership

This short course has been co-created and is a response to demand and need for a wholes system approach to transformational change and a system leadership education programme that supports current and future leaders to think and work differently between and across systems. The co-creation of the Public Service Leadership Programme (BA and MA), has been shaped and informed by leaders of change at all levels in Public, Private and third sector organisations across the region, working alongside Public Service Boards (established by the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act Wales (2015) and key organisations from Health to Housing Associations.

The University has worked in partnership with Leadership experts, Do Well Ltd and the Leadership Centre to create a unique and innovative programme of education that supports and prepares leaders at all levels now and in the future to tackle complexity, work across systems and drive transformational change within and across systems in which we work, with citizens outcomes at the heart.

What will you study?

This short course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practice of System Leadership. To develop an understanding of the challenges and issues faced by public services and how individuals, teams and organisations might work collaboratively to tackle complex issues during times of significant change across all sectors.

By undertaking this short course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and explain the need and context for change, and the foundations of Systems Theory
  2. Identify the difference between Management and Leadership and the context for navigating both
  3. Explore and identify the foundations for building personal and community resilience to improve service delivery
  4. Consider approaches to collaborative working across professional boundaries to achieve whole system change

Course dates



Plas Coch Campus, Wrexham


20 credits at level 4


The assessment involves the development of a public narrative, a key skill in personal resilience within System Leadership approach. This will be developed through the module, self-study/ reflection and application and the final assessment is delivered and recorded on film.



To book 

Visit the online shop.

For more information, contact Emma Taylor, Lecturer in HRM and Module Lead or Nina Ruddle Head of Public Policy Engagement

This course is subject to minimum participants and payments will be returned in full if the course does not recruit the minimum cohort.

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