Leadership, team work and team management [PTP.2013.07E]




09 janv. - 06 févr. 2013

Durée de l'évènement:

4 semaines






USD 500


A limited number of fellowships are available for candidates from Least Developed Countries (as per the UN-OHRLLS list).

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Deadline for registration: 2 Janvier 2013


The unique working environment of peace operations requires a specific set of skills and knowledge for successful mandate’s implementation. The mission’s structure involves the cooperation of many individuals that come from a variety of cultural, political, religious and educational backgrounds. Despite the broad range of personalities involved in a peace operation, all individuals work towards a common goal. To achieve an efficient and productive collaborative effort, leadership, team work and team management skills are essential.

But(s) de l'évènement

The goal of this course is to provide participants with an overview of theories and practices related to leadership, teamwork and team management, applicable to the specific context of a peace operation.

Objectifs d'apprentissage

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply theories of leadership and team management in the context of a peace operation;
  • Summarize features of effective leadership;
  • Utilize techniques for effective team building and team work;
  • Identify personal strengths as a leader and the areas of potential development;
  • Apply conflict management and problem solving skills.

Contenu et structure

The course is composed of four modules that will be covered over four weeks:

  • Module 1: Introduction to management
  • Module 2: Effective leadership
  • Module 3: Team building, team management and team work
  • Module 4: Problem diagnosing and problem solving
The average workload per week is estimated at 8 hours per week.



The course is based on the synergy of theory and practice. The conceptual foundations of leadership and team management are laid out through lessons. Taking advantage of the opportunities of technology-enhanced learning, the learning materials are presented through various media, such as text, images and video material, which contribute to better retention and enhance the learning process.
The concepts learned will be applied in scenario-based activities, which allow participants to solve challenges in realistic situations. Interaction is a core component of this course, as participants are required to share experiences, discuss point of views through multiple forum discussions. Self-assessment tools are available for participants to discover their leadership style. Participants will be assessed based on their performance in the scenario-based activities.
Taking advantage of the opportunities of technology-enhanced learning, the learning materials are presented through various media, such as text, images and video material, which contribute to better retention and enhance the learning process.
Facilitators guide participants through this process, delivering and conveying information, clarifying doubts and supporting participants through different activities.

Public visé

Primary audience

The course is designed for national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations.
Secondary audience 
The course also addresses a broad audience of civilians, from international and regional organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities and research centers working or interested in working with peace operations.
Participants are not expected to have prior experience in or knowledge of leadership, team work and team management. However, as this is an advanced course, participants must:
  • Have a sound understanding of the structure and functioning of a peace operation;
  • Have a university degree in a relevant area with proven interest in the specific topic covered by the course (BA or equivalent) or the equivalent working experience in a relevant field (2 to 4 years);
  • Have good command of English language (reading and writing);
  • Be computer literate.


Informations complémentaires


Please note that UNITAR PTP fellowships are awarded only to a small numbers of applicants from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and are not differed or transferred to another course. You might wish to refer the UN-OHRLLS list by clicking here.

Technical Requirements

UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following:

  • Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP or superior; MacOS 9 or MacOS X; Linux
  • Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 GB of free disk space
  • Software:
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here to download for free)
    • Adobe Flash Player (click here to download for free)
    • Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac) or Open Office (click here to download for free)
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher (click here to download for free); it works better with Firefox 3.6 or higher (click here to download for free) 
  • Note that JavaScript, Cookies and Pop-ups must be enabled