• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Associated Programs:

Prerequisites

English writing/reading proficiency (required) Some experience in managing people (recommended)

About this course

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This course is intended for professionals and managers seeking new leadership responsibilities, those transitioning between leadership roles or organizations, as well as current leaders of organizations. Our faculty and industry experts will teach you the critical concepts to help you better understand, operate, and thrive in leadership roles in your organization.

We will challenge you to apply your learning in a realistic simulation based on real world leadership experiences. Key topics include:

  • Articulating vision
  • Decision making
  • Strategy development
  • Change management

Learn through a team of award-winning UQ Business School faculty and instructors with decades of experience in both leadership scholarship and demanding leadership positions. Through a series of engaging videos, interviews, case studies, written reflections, peer feedback, and other self-insight activities, learners will develop their capacity for implementing meaningful organizational change.

What you'll learn

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  • How to prepare for and assume a leadership role
  • Determining an organization’s current situation and a vision for its future
  • Developing a strategy, a team, and a culture for success
  • Sustaining your organization for the challenges ahead
MODULE 1: PREPARING TO LEAD
Focuses on how to prepare to take on a leadership role in the organization.

MODULE 2: ASSUMING THE MANTLE
Examines this critical period in taking up a leadership position in an organization.

MODULE 3: ARTICULATING VISION
Examines how to determine, develop and articulate a vision for an organization.

MODULE 4: MAKING DECISIONS
Considers decision making theories such as rational, behavioral, and group decision making.

MODULE 5: DEVELOPING STRATEGY
Focuses on determining and developing a strategy to lead your organization to success.

MODULE 6: MANAGING CHANGE
Examines change management in complex organizational situations.

MODULE 7: DEVELOPING WORKPLACE CULTURE
Enables you to explore workplace culture.

MODULE 8: BUILDING YOUR TEAM
Considers strategic human resource considerations to help build your organization.

MODULE 9: FACING CHALLENGES
Examines facing organizational challenges.

MODULE 10: SUSTAINING THE ORGANIZATION
Considers sustaining an organization for the challenges ahead.

Meet your instructors

Richard O’Quinn
Doctoral Candidate & Casual Lecturer in Management and Organisations
The University of Queensland

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