|Award title||Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership|
|Year & campus||2018 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership is a leadership development course designed to offer significant practical learning opportunities for a diverse range of early career professionals seeking to develop their business, managerial and leadership skills and knowledge. The course is also suitable for emerging leaders, or those who have been promoted, or seek promotion and wish to develop their leadership capabilities to complement their technical knowledge and expertise, in order to get the most out of themselves and their teams.
The course consists of two subjects both of which have a practical focus. 1. Foundations of Leadership and 2. Leadership in Practice, which must be taken in that sequence for this course.
The Foundations of Leadership subject covers the core knowledge, skills and tools that will position students to be effective organisational leaders. This subject investigates what leadership is, why it is important and analyses the factors that impact upon workplace leadership and the impacts leadership has in an organisational context. Students will begin focusing on leadership of self and then look at the role of leadership in contemporary organisations. Students will develop an individual leadership development plan and demonstrate core capabilities including; interpreting and influencing, planning and problem solving, collaboration, relationship building, listening and communication and self-reflection.
In Leadership in Practice, students will extend their development by learning and applying more advanced knowledge and skills in order to exercise and foster leadership within more complex organisational environments and systems. Drawing on theories and empirical evidence students will devise a plan to overcome a complex personal leadership conundrum. Students will also undertake more complex collaborative leadership challenges and simulations, in order to develop their systems and strategic thinking, decision making, coaching and supporting skills.
The learning experience includes lectures with leading experts, case studies, leadership diagnostics, contemporary readings and resources, facilitated group discussions, and virtual simulations.
Last updated: 18 December 2020