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Learning objectives
The Leadership EP follows skill needs identified in Work Package 1 based on a literature review and field research in seagoing and shore-based personnel. Leadership has been indicated as an essential future skill for those wishing to pursue a career in shipping. The course aims to provide participants with theoretical knowledge on leadership and enhance their leadership skills and focuses on five parameters: teamwork, communication, motivation, cultural awareness and conflict handling. The course focuses on providing knowledge and skills related to: - Cultural Diversity and Leadership in a multicultural industry - The importance of communication skills and motivation - Team leadership and conflict handling.
Target group
This course is designed for maritime professionals working in the shipping industry, focusing on those wishing to transition from a career onboard a vessel to a career ashore, primarily at a management level
Entry requirement
The required EQF level for joining the course is level 4. The candidate should have experience in the field of shipping operations and management.

The course is based on five lessons, each lasting three hours, with a total lecture workload of 15 hours. Subsequently, one lesson is dedicated to presenting the team project report. The completion of the EP Leadership course requires from an attendee, a total study load of 75 hours equivalent to 3 ECTS, allocated as follows:

• Lecturing: 15 hours

• Self Study: 30 hours

• Tutorial support: 26 hours

• Suggested Assessments: Group presentations (three-hour sessions) and one hour for an assessment.


Suggested Assessments: Group presentations and a test

• There will be an opportunity for formative and/or peer reviews as part of the group project work.

• Suggested test questions are available in Appendix 3

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  • Lesson 1 - Leadership & Motivation.pptx pdf icon
  • Lesson 2 - Cultural Diversity pdf icon
  • Lesson 3 - Buiding Teams pdf icon
  • Lesson 4 - Communication pdf icon
  • Lesson 5 - Conflict Handling pdf icon

This project has received funding from the European Union's Erasmus+ programme under grant agreement 2018 – 3387/ 001- 001 (Project number 601186)

"The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein".

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