Application of Visionary Leadership

Application of Visionary Leadership

Cost: R2 400.00 excl. Vat* Duration: 2 Days

NQF Level: 5 | Credits: 10

Unit Standard: 120311

*Cost based on Blended Learning Facilitation, traditional classroom interventions can be facilitated, upon request, at an additional cost

Target Audience

This course is intended for people who recruit and select people for defined positions within an organisation or the personnel recruitment industry

Course Overview

This interactive visionary leadership course is intended for delegates who will fulfil a leadership role as part of their job. The aim of the course is to ensure delegates develop their visionary thinking in a leadership context to develop strategy and to work out scenario plans for strategic and business planning.

This course will enable Learners to:

  • Explain the purpose of visionary thinking in a leadership context
  • Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy
  • Compile scenario plans
  • Apply selected scenarios into strategic and business planning processes
  • Evaluate scenario planning

Learning assumed to be in place:

  • Communication at NQF Level 4

This course is proudly accredited through SABPP

SETA Assessment of Competency (Optional)

Optional competency assessment is available at R1 600.00 excl. VAT per delegate on this course.

This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.

  • Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
  • Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment


The Purpose of Visionary Thinking in a Leadership Context:
  • Understanding Visionary thinking in leadership context
  • Visionary leadership theory
  • Terms/definitions
  • Elements of visionary leadership
  • Primary elements
  • Elements to consider
  • Characteristics and typical traits of visionaries
  • Characteristics of visionary leadership
  • Qualities shared by visionary organisational leaders
  • Trait theory
  • Behavioural theory
  • The 3 Styles of Leadership
  • Theory X and Theory Y in leadership
  • Contingency theory
  • Transactional theory
  • Transformational theory
  • Difference between a “prophet” and a “leader”
  • Visionary techniques
  • Importance of visionary thinking in leading others
  • The Dynamics of Leadership
  • Effective leadership within organisations
  • Types of power in leadership and using it effectively
  • Leadership development
Analyse current context and trend to develop strategy:
  • Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy
  • Context and trend analysis
  • Computer systems
  • Strategic Analysis: External and Internal Environment
  • Scenario planning
  • Conducting research for scenario planning
Compile a Scenario Plan:
  • The scenario planning process
  • History of scenario planning
  • Scenario planning within strategic management
  • Symptoms indicating the need for scenario planning
  • Steps in scenario planning
  • Example of an Uncertainties Matrix
Strategic and Business planning processes:
  • Strategic and business planning processes
  • Decisions and Decision making
  • Making high quality decisions
  • Decision Matrix
  • Multi-voting
  • Nominal Group Method
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Practical every day steps in starting the creative thinking process
  • Brainstorming
  • Rhythm of decision making and implementation
  • Measure, evaluate and monitor decisions
  • Strategic planning within strategy formulation
  • Recommended further reading
  • Strategy formulation
  • Decision-making
  • Fundamentals of decision-making
  • Recommended further reading
Evaluation of Scenario Planning:
  • Theoretical underpinning of scenarios
  • Defining, implementing and evaluating scenarios
  • How can scenarios be evaluated?
  • Business leadership in implementing scenarios
  • Planning and decision-making aids
  • Steps in an effective decision-making process
  • Rational decision making
  • General organisational situations
  • Non-rational decision making
  • Group decision making
  • Other Decision Making Methods
  • Questions and Answers
  • Planning and decision-making aids
  • Methods of Forecasting
  • Other Planning Techniques
  • Planning Aids