Do you want to formally prove your leadership experience and skills? Are you looking for a flexible alternative to standard university learning?
This leadership degree has been specially created by Deakin University for people who want evidence of their knowledge, skills and professional experience in leadership. You will reflect on your professional practice as a leader, and build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your expertise. You will earn formal recognition of your ability to create change and make things happen as a leader.
In addition to the core units, students will complete ten professional practice credentials plus a research capstone unit.
In this 2-week course, we look to answer the question: What is leadership? This thought-provoking course will help you discover more about yourself and others as we explore leadership.
By delving into sources of power and influence, and exploring how perception shapes behaviour, you will be able to address important issues more effectively.
Explore effective leadership and what it means to be a leader
In the first week, we explore two fundamental perspectives on leadership: a leader as a person and leadership as a practice. You’ll also explore how leadership is defined by researchers and practitioners.
It’s important to have role models, and we’ll reflect on your responsibility as a leader to also be a good role model. What does your choice of role model say about you?
Discover your leadership style and influencing power
In the following week, we’ll examine the difference between leadership and management so you can determine where you lie on the scale. Your role will affect how relationships play out in the workplace.
Thinking about leadership in practice, you’ll also discover ways in which individual differences influence how people see leadership and learn how to manage perceptions as a leader.
This course will assist busy professionals who already have management responsibilities and experience but need to expand their knowledge and capabilities in leading organisations.
Take your learning to the next stage
This course is a free introduction to a Deakin University postgraduate degree in Leadership which can be done entirely on FutureLearn