Understand what it means to be a leader with a strong set of management values.

In the current business landscape, there is a need for leaders who lead according to their values and beliefs, rather than the traditional managerial approach that prioritises a profit-focused business model.

The Values-Based Leadership online short course from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) helps you discover the contribution your organisation makes to society, as you learn what it means to manage by values. Developed in partnership with the Dean of UCT GSB, Professor Walter Baets, and in cooperation with the Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership, this management course empowers you to discover the potential in yourself and others. You’ll explore real-world business cases and learn about leadership styles and the alignment of personal and organisational values. Develop a personalised action plan to enable you to navigate the complexity of modern business and its organisational structures, as a values-based leader.

Is this course for you?

This course is designed for senior executives and managers who are looking to upgrade their skills within a changing business world. Alongside current leaders, who will learn how to empower others to lead with a shared purpose, aspiring leaders will also benefit by gaining the skills required to move into a leadership position. Applicable across all industries, participants will be able to grow their business network by engaging with a cohort of business leaders and future-focused professionals. With a personalised leadership action plan, both current and aspiring leaders will be better equipped to steer their career direction, and understand what it means to lead an organisation through the Management by Values (MBV) approach.

The GSB has received the prestigious triple crown of international accreditation from the three most influential organisations in global business education: the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The GSB is one of just three business schools in Africa that has obtained triple-crown accreditation.*

UCT Graduate School of Business (2020).