Course Code





Sport Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes



The aim of this module is to explore leadership application in sport and recreation settings enabling students to acquire knowledge and concepts in leadership and interpersonal skills.

At the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge in the elements involved in leadership and act accordingly by Identifying the different types of relationships that you have with people at work
  2. show the personal power and influence and develop trust and rapport
  3. Grasp key behavioral strategies for effective leadership and handle changes within sport and recreation setting
  4. develop relationship skills and take an account of personality  when building relationships with people and
  5. develop active listening and questioning techniques to build effective relationships

Course Contents


Study of historical and contemporary developments and leadership in sports and recreation setting

Styles of leadership by reviewing theories and practice of leadership,

Leadership concepts and leadership behavioral models,

Explore methods of leadership application in sport/recreation setting

Interpersonal skills: Self-Awareness. Communicating, Motivation including

Goal Setting, problem solving and proactive skills.

Methods of Teaching and Learning


Lectures, interactive sessions, discussions and presentations



Continuous assignment and examination held at the end of the second semester

Recommended Reading


Torkildsen, G. (1999), Leisure and Recreation Management. E & FN Spond, London.

Argyris, C. (1976), Increasing Leadership Effectiveness, Wiley, New York, Jackson, R (ed). 2000,

Sports Administration Manual 2000, International Olympic Committee, Hurford Enterprises Ltd., Canada.


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