Leadership in public administration2018

2003 Leadership in public administration

  • Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 28
  • Seminar: 14
  • Other forms of study: 118
  • Individual work: 80
  • Lecturer: Janez Stare, PhD

1. Prerequisits

No prerequisits.

2. Content (Syllabus outline) 

  • The nature of leadership
  • Approaches to leadership
  • Defining public sector leadership
  • Effective leadership
  • Complexity of relationships at work
  • Authority and obedience
  • Dynamics of relations in the group
  • Leadership and learning organizations
  • Emotions and leadership
  • Leadership in business models
  • The potential and the competence of leaders
  • Leadership development

3. Readings

  • Harvard Business Review (2011). HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership. Harvard Business Review.
  • Howieson, B., Hodges, J. (2014). Public and Third Sector Leadership, Experience Speaks. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Milner, E., Joyce, P. (2005). Lessons in Leadership. Meeting the Challenges of Public Services Management.
  • Sadler, P. (2003). Leadership. MBA Maserclass, Kogan Page, London, 195. str.

4. Objectives and competences

Student:

  • understands nature of leadership
  • presents a significant leadership concepts in public administration
  • understands and is able to manage the complexity of relationships at work
  • is able to identify effective leadership
  • verifies leadership competency
  • identify factors of effective leadership
  • recognizes meaningful measures of development leaders.

Competencies:

  • capability of defining specific elements of leadership
  • understanding of the particularities of public sector leadership
  • managing the complexity of relations at work
  • ability to analyse the factors of successful leadership
  • to design measures of development leaders.

5. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
Student will be able:

  • to understand the specific of leadership in public administration
  • to identifies the different concepts of leadership and the criteria and factors of effective leadership
  • to understand the relationship between leadership performance, of relationships at work, competence and development of leaders.

6. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • seminar
  • group work and leading a group of people
  • (group) presentation of report
  • case study
  • problem based learning
  • e-learning
  • individual tutorial

7. Assessment

  • Written or oral examination (condition: positive evaluation of the exam) 60 %
  • Active participation (individual and/or group work, e-learning, test, essay) group work and report (report of project work, oral presentation of project work) 40 %

Final assessment of the course is the sum of the written (and / or oral) examination and other partial estimates of commitments that are finished before the time of examination.

8. Lecturer's references

  • STARE, J., SELJAK, J. (2013). Vodenje ljudi v upravi : povezanost osebnostnega potenciala za vodenje z uspešnostjo vodenja, (Upravna misel). 2. ponatis. V Ljubljani: Univerza, Fakulteta za upravo.
  • STARE, J., PEZDIR, M., BOŠTJANČIČ, E. (2013). Links between perceived leadership styles and self-reported coping strategies. Psihologijske teme, ISSN 1332-0742, vol. 22, no. 3, str. 413-430.
  • STARE, J., BOŠTJANČIČ, E., BUZETI, J., KLUN, M., KOZJEK, T., TOMAŽEVIČ, N., STARE, J. (urednik). (2012). Boljše delovno okolje za boljše sodelovanje : [priročnik]. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.
  • IVANKO, Š., STARE, J. (2007). Organizacijsko vedenje. V Ljubljani: Fakulteta za upravo.
  • STARE, J., GRUDEN, B., KOVAČ, P. (2008). The Management of complaints in Slovene public administration. Organizacija (Kranj), jan.-feb. 2008, letn. 41, št. 1, str. 22-30.