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Care and Growth 101

The Orientation Course for the Care and Growth Leadership Model

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You are in a position of authority. People report to you. They do your bidding. But, leadership can be a constant struggle.

Why don't subordinates contribute willingly? Why do they stop growing? Why can't you trust them? Why don't they trust you?

Such questions trouble every leader. And the answers escape most. This course is designed to give you insights to help you resolve your leadership issues.


Care and Growth 101 teaches the essential ideas of the Care and Growth Leadership Model for all in any position of leadership.

Care and Growth Model:

The Care and Growth Model posits that the key variable that accounts for the success of any Organisation is the degree to which it's members commit to the objectives of the Organisation, pursue them because they want to rather than because they have to and are willing to commit discretionary effort toward their achievement.

This course explores and engages the learner in discovering the sort of leadership that creates these conditions, that not only focuses on personal excellence, but also on mobilising others.


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Your Instructor


Etsko Schuitema
Etsko Schuitema

Etsko Schuitema is a renowned business consultant who has authored numerous books including Leadership: The Care and Growth Modeland Intent: The Core of Being Human. He is a Lead Partner in Schuitema, a business transformation consultancy operating worldwide.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


​What type of course is this?

This is a self led online course. You will be taking part in group discussions, completing the online quiz for each section and an offline assignment.

What methodology is used in the course?

The course uses a base of Social Constructivism. In addition our activities are based on the principles of Andragogy and Bloom's taxonomy of learning and centre on the cognitive domain.

The course relies heavily on group interaction and reflection. Since the content is focused on concepts and philosophical underpinnings of the Care and Growth Leadership model the activities require discussion and reflection.


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What are the course commitments?
You are expected to spend approximately 2 hours per week on course activities. You are required to log in and complete short activities such as watching a YouTube video or posting to a forum discussion. These activities are designed to take no longer than 5 to 15 minutes per interaction. You are required to login frequently to complete the activities, download the reading material, watch the videos and participate in the discussions. You are also expected to complete assignments that test your ability to apply your knowledge in the workplace.
What materials do I require?
You are not required to purchase any text for the course. All materials are provided in the form of videos or PDF documents.
Do I need to be doing the course at the same time as other members?
The course uses an asynchronous design methodology. This means that no activity requires you to be online simultaneously with the facilitator and other members. This does not mean that the facilitator cannot connect with the student in real time.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are having issues with the course, contact us and we will try and solve the issues for you right away.

With over 2 hours of videos by founder Etsko Schuitema, 15 quizzes and 10 downloadable lecture readings, this course is more than adequate to equip you with the essentials of The Care and Growth Leadership Model.


On the Care and Growth Leadership Model:

"The power of this theory lies in its authenticity. This is not just another guideline or inspirational [message] – it speaks to the fundamental value system of a leader. I support Volker Hoogberg's view that: 'The insights that Etsko so ably articulates .. are fresh, basic and consistently helpful to all those who reflect on what they can do for others'."

Francois Hugo, HR Director, First National Bank

"A wake up call for managers who would strive to be leaders. Etsko Schuitema transforms the words 'power' and 'empowerment' into living, breathing ways of human interaction. Authentic leaders earn respect of others , rather than demanding it."

Dr. Denis Waitley, author of 'The Seeds of Greatness'

"In identifying the traits of a leader, Etsko has redefined leadership: it is not about power structures or privilege or advantage; rather, it is natural leadership, concerned with authentic personal traits which gain natural recognition amongst fellow humans."

Ramla Akhtar, founder of 'The Changemakers Hub'


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