Greek military go online to learn leadership practice
Thursday 13 October 2011
Kingston Business School have undertaken an innovative new web-based leadership course with the Greek Ministry of Defence. 20 senior military staff from the Hellenic Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Fire Brigade recently completed the MA Leadership Practice which was designed to be taught with minimum face to face in class teaching.
The course comprised a combination of contemporary research on leadership models, knowledge derived from work based learning and experience of leading military units in a peaceful as well as war time environment.
Both Kingston and Greek partner the Helenic National Defence College (HNDC) have derived invaluable experience regarding the way that Research Methodology can be used to provide answers to a number of leadership problems at work.
Andreas Panayiotidis, Blended Learning Leader Kingston Business School, explained that most of the graduates were high level staff officers who were successful in various other schools within their establishment.
“Some had already written books or articles on their areas of expertise before they undertook the course but had to adapt to writing a research-based dissertation for the course. The difference lies in the importance of constant referencing and providing literary evidence on issues”
The course proved popular and useful for students, one of whom described it as “A very useful course that gave me an in depth understanding of the various models of leadership including the development of effective leadership through emotional intelligence. This is because it is so common in the Greek working culture”