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Leadership Skills, as part of the Professional Certificate in Frontline Leadership, is designed to offer significant practical learning opportunities for a diverse range of early career professionals seeking to develop their leadership competencies and knowledge. It 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, their teams, and their organisations.
In Leadership Skills, students will learn and apply core knowledge, capabilities and tools needed 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. This subject will begin by focusing on leadership of self, before moving into leadership of others, and finally the leadership of the organisation. Students will undertake diagnostic assessment and reflective exercises to gain insights into their leadership values, strengths, and weaknesses. Students will also undertake a range of learning activities including simulated workplace leadership challenges to demonstrate foundational capabilities including; interpreting and influencing, focusing on the future and managing change. They will also apply and develop skills such as collaboration and teamwork, relationship building, listening and communication and self-reflection. This subject provides the backbone for the second subject in the course, the Leadership Project, in which students will develop more a advanced leadership knowledge and skillset through implementing plans and policies, inspiring change, or showcasing leadership abilities within their own organisational environments.
This subject features lectures with leading experts, skills practicums, case studies and scenarios, leadership diagnostics, contemporary readings and resources, facilitated group discussions, virtual simulations, and “hands on” workplace interventions and takeaways.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Understand advanced leadership theories, models and practices and how they relate to individual, team, and organisational-level well-being and performance.
- Reflect on personal leadership practice and leadership capabilities and their effectiveness for different organisational contexts.
- Critically analyse and evaluate diverse practices of leading self, leading others, and leading an organisation to develop solutions for complex leadership challenges.
- Transmit relevant knowledge, skills and ideas to colleagues and/or stakeholders.
- On successful completion of this program, students should have enhanced their skills in: - Self-knowledge and diagnosis of personal leadership practice - Designing and enacting personal leadership development - Problem-diagnosis and problem-solving for complex leadership challenges involving diverse stakeholders - Persuasive written, verbal and non-verbal communication - Giving and receiving constructive feedback - Supporting, motivating, and coaching others - Effective teamwork and collaboration, including virtual/remote collaboration - Managing and developing relationships with stakeholders
Last updated: 17 March 2020