Principles in Leadership (intensive course) gr2


PGE 2A - Management en apprentissage
Organizational behavior / Leadership
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Laura Cortellazzo

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

No educational contribution associated with this course for this program.


This course aims to increase students' understanding of the main theories and principles of leadership, to enhance the application of principles to problem-solving cases, to increase students' understanding of leadership development principles, and to foster their critical thinking regarding the new challenges of leadership. The main content of the course will regard traditional theories of leadership and new approaches, multilevel influence of leadership in organizations, principles of leadership development and how to apply them for personal development, new challenges for leadership (digital transformation and crisis), vision and coaching in leading teams.

Teaching methods


- Lectures

In group

- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Games (educational, role play, simulation)


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) present the main theoretical leadership approaches
  • - (level 2) discuss the main leadership principles and their assumptions
  • - (level 3) apply leadership principles to simple cases
  • - (level 4) analyze the challenges of leadership in specific conditions
  • - (level 6) generate a short report and presentation about the analysis of a leadership topic

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Session 1 : Introduction to the course, the evolution of leadership theories, introduction to group projects Session 2 : New trends in leadership, case study analysis (group) Session 3 : Multilevel leadership and leadership development, individual assignment Session 4 : Leadership in challenging contexts, case study (group) Session 5 : vision and coaching leading teams, role play, individual assignment Session 6 : group projects

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic knowledge of organizational behavior or human resource management

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Antonakis et al., 2012. Leadership and individual differences: At the cusp of a renaissance, The Leadership Quarterly Avolio & Gardner, 2005. Authentic leadership development: Getting to the root of positive forms of leadership, The Leadership Quarterly Bass, 1990. From Transactional to Transformational Leadership: Learning to Share the Vision, Organizational Dynamics Batistic et al., 2017. Just how multilevel is leadership research? A document co-citation analysis 1980–2013 on leadership constructs and outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly Carte et al., 2006. Emergent Leadership in Self-Managed Virtual Teams, Group Decision and Negotiation Contractor et al., 2012. The topology of collective leadership. The Leadership Quarterly Cortellazzo et al., 2019. The Role of Leadership in a Digitalized World: A Review. Frontiers in Psychology Day, 2001. Leadership Development: A Review In Context, The Leadership Quarterly Lord et al., 2017. Leadership in Applied Psychology: Three Waves of Theory and Research, Journal of Applied Psychology

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Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : during the course
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 10 %
Details : Two individual assignment performed during the course in the form of written exercises/reflections. Weight 10%. Allows to assess application of knowledge
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Last class
Written (45 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : One individual written exam with multiple choice questions performed on the last session, duration 45 minutes. Weight 60%. Allows to assess knowledge comprehension and application of leadership approaches and principles.
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 3Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : all sessions
Oral / Individual / English / Weight : 5 %
Details : Participation in class (5%).
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 4Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : session
Written / Group / English / Weight : 25 %
Details : One group project in which students will be asked to analyze a topic (leadership challenge) and generate a report and presentation. Weight 25%. Allows to assess the analysis and synthesis of relevant and timely leadership topics
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