Leadership Development System
Leadership development at the MAL is a consistent and systematic process developing leadership competences and military values.
Leadership is a process of influencing others; a behavior that has an impact and motivates military personnel when a specific goal and direction is specified for the performance of a military task or for the improvement of the structure and military activities (operations) of a military organization; an ability to influence servicemen to perform assigned tasks properly based on authority and personal qualities.
Cadets are introduced to the theoretical basis of leadership, thus fulfilling the leadership development goals approved by the Minister of National Defence. The theoretical leadership knowledge is transferred through the following 3 modules:
- Module 1. Personal Leadership
- Module 2. People-oriented Leadership
- Module 3. Team Leadership
Behaviour monitoring focuses on the assessment of developed leadership competences and negative leadership qualities. Standardized questionnaires are used to assess behaviour that is monitored and assessed during practical activities at the Cadet Battalion and Military Studies Group, during informal education and informal activities organized by the Centre for Physical Training.
Informal education and Centre for Physical Training support leadership development by linking informal education and physical training activities with the development of leadership skills, therefore, only informal education and physical training programmes that contribute to the development of one or more leadership competences are offered at the basic level of leadership development.