Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||25 credit points taken over 6 months part time.|
Dr Belinda Allen
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.
On successful completion of this Professional Certificate students will be able to:
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The degree is comprised of two 12.5 point core subjects totalling 25 points.
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Students take both core subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
1. In ranking and/ or assessing applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
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The Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance the student’s participation in the degree.
The Professional Certificate of Workplace Leadership will promote the further development of The University of Melbourne’s Graduate attributes.
Academic excellence across disciplines
As part of The Melbourne educational experience, The Certificate will prepare graduates to be entrepreneurial and innovative. They will be encouraged to further develop and apply research and inquiry skills to challenges in organisational leadership contexts. The Certificate will foster an attitude and the skills for lifelong learning, courageous thinking and action and a mindset open to evaluating a range of alternative possibilities and viewpoints.
Integrity and self-awareness
As leaders, the Certificate graduates will be passionate, self-assured and confident of their knowledge, yet flexible, adaptable and aware of their limitations. They are willing to explore, experiment and learn from mistakes and as leaders, encourage others to also do so. They have empathy and concern for the welfare of others and can manage their own well-being.
On successful completion of this program, students should have enhanced their skills in:
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