Developing Strategic Leadership

Interpersonal Skills and Self-Improvement

Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

In order for an organisation to be more cyber secure, leadership across employee and stakeholder networks is required to be delivered by the C-Suite. However, what happens if the C-Suite either doesn’t listen or doesn’t understand the Tier One threat posed by information security vulnerabilities. In this unit learners will develop an understanding of the key features of tech leadership and performance management. Learners will evaluate strategic leadership and management approaches, within a tech sector setting, and what it means to be a ‘senior levelinfluencer.’

Course Content


Understanding the Strategic Leadership

  • What is Strategy?
  • Aims and objectives of Strategic Leaders?
  • Quality of Strategic Leaders
  • How To Become A Technical Leader?
  • Responsibility of strategic leaders in the tech world
  • Assigning a Technical Leader

Strategic Leadership enabling security cultures

  • Building a strong security culture
  • Goal setting initiation phase
  • Goal execution phase
  • Evaluation phase
  • Monitoring phase

Security Monitoring

  • Security monitoring and analysis
  • Security Analytics Use Case
  • Security performance measurement
  • Measuring information security
  • Things taken into security monitoring

Cultural and diversity-related impact on management

  • How culture and diversity affect organizational performance
  • How diversity affects management
  • How diversity impacts your workplace
  • Impact of diversity and inclusion on team culture

Risk Management and threat identification within corporate strategy

  • Risk Management in strategic management
  • What is risk and threat management?
  • Strategies for Risk management
  • Identifying Threats

Business ethics and leadership

  • Leadership ethics
  • Technology and the scope of business ethics
  • How business ethics inform technology ethics
  • Stakeholder Relations
  • The Data Protection Act and its impact on your business
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the role senior leaders and strategic leadership

  1. Explain the key roles and responsibilities of senior leaders in a tech sector setting
  2. Assess how strategic leadership and core goal-setting can enable stronger security cultures

2.  Evaluate the management streams and performance monitoring mechanisms that relate to information security

  1. Explain the importance of integrating management and operational programmes in relation to optimum levels of performance and cyber resilience
  2. Anlayse the performance monitoring mechanisms in place to protect information security
  3. Assess how cultural and diversity-related complexities impact on management and performance monitoring

3.  Understand how threat and risk identification and management is integrated into C-Suite considerations and governance

  1. Evaluate risk management and threat identification within the context of wider corporate strategy, responsibilities and governance
  2. Explain the impact of poor or ineffective C-Suite understanding and direction
  3. Assess the importance of business ethics and leadership in business values, including within end-user environments of ICT systems

4.  Understand how data protection legislation impacts considerations of strategy-setting and strategic leadership

  1. Evaluate how major data protection laws, impact on CSuite strategic level decision making and strategy setting
  2. Assess the consequences for individuals and organisations of non compliance with this legislation
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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