Quality Leadership for Industry 4.0

The purpose of this short course is to show the benefits of Transformational leadership and educate managers on effective and efficient organisational performance in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Transformational leadership shows managers how to behave in a manner conducive to shared vision and a sense of mission amongst organisational members.


Technology-Enhanced Distance Learning

Starting Date:

Every Month except December and January

Topic Lectures:

Online lectures of each topic

Course Duration:

8 Weeks on a part-time (online) basis


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  • Technology-Enhanced Distance Learning

    All short courses are completed individually through technology-enhanced distance learning. You do not need to attend any classes. You have access to your lecture videos and other material on a weekly basis, and all your assignments are submitted online.

  • Course Fee

    The fee is R 7, 900.00, which includes your online study material. Persons based outside South Africa can pay in US Dollars, Euros or GB Pounds. Payment of fees must be effected before access to the course.

  • Language Requirements


  • Course Availability

    Short courses are available internationally. A new cycle of short courses starts every first Monday of each month from February to November.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After completing this specialised short course, you will be able to:

    • Define the term “leadership”, and explain the difference between leading and managing.
    • Distinguish between “knowledge management” and “learning organisation”.
    • Understand the supportive link between knowledge management and the learning organisation.
    • Explain the profound importance of the organisational value system and leadership role modelling.
    • Graspthe attributes common to successful organisations.
    • Explain what constitutes leadership and management.
    • Distinguish between leadership traits and behaviour styles.
    • Discuss comprehensively Covey’s seven habits of successful people.
    • Explain the different approaches of the leadership style models.
    • Motivate the profound importance of the two critical dimensions identified by the Ohio State studies.
    • Understand the conceptual framework of leadership.
    • Grasp fully the important influence of organisational culture and climate.
    • Motivate why it is important to utilise psychological climate dimensions as profound motivators in leadership.
    • Differentiate between transactional and transformational leadership.
  • Assessment and Awarding of Certificates

    You will complete weekly online exercise assignments that combine to yield your final mark. The questions may involve multiple choice, a brief discussion of an important issue, or solving a short case study. Your final course mark will be based on the average of the weekly scores achieved. The final pass mark is 50%. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. Should you achieve a distinction (75% or higher), this will be so indicated on your certificate.

  • Entrance Requirements

    The course is open to anyone who is basically proficient in English and has internet access.

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What past students say about our courses

The MCom programme at Cranefield has fundamentally changed my outlook and made my service delivery and strategic focus more nuanced. The modules are the best strategic and business learning I have undertaken, vastly overtaking my previous studies both within and outside South Africa. I highly recommend Cranefield for every senior government official.

Neil Lewis

Senior Manager: Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA

I have definitely benefitted from my experience with Cranefield. When I completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, I was a Project Manager at a bank. The course matter delivered by Prof Steyn and his colleagues equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to move across industries and I am now privileged to be the Operations Director of an organization which is leader in transport infrastructure.

Chris Papas

Operations Manager