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University of Queensland

Leadership in Global Development

University of Queensland via edX MicroMasters


Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career? International and community development aims to reduce poverty and improve the living standards, health and quality of life for those who need it most. As the challenges we face become more complex we need qualified and skilled professionals to lead across sectors and organizations.

Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical abilities, the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program provides the strong technical and management skills you need to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in global development. This program certificate will demonstrate that you have the advanced competencies that international development agencies are increasingly demanding from their leaders and managers.

After gaining a verified certificate for each of the four prerequisite courses you will be awarded the MicroMasters program certificate in Leadership in Global Development.

Build on this program certificate and apply to one of UQ’s on-campus Postgraduate Programs in Global Development. More information about this program, including the other entry requirements, is available via UQ.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Leaders in Global Development

Learn key leadership skills, concepts and theories needed to be a successful leader in development.

Course 2: The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development

Learn the critical foundations of sustainable development and how to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that are deeply interconnected in the field.

Course 3: Adaptive Leadership in Development

Gain the skills to be an adaptive leader in development & learn how to uncover local solutions to complex problems in developing and developed countries.

Course 4: Critical Development Perspectives

Gain insight into the different perspectives & trends facing development workers to lead more effectively across sectors & organizations.

Taught by

Mark Moran, Andre Taylor, Bernard McKenna, Ali Intezari, Saleem H. Ali, Jodie Curth-Bibb, Sarah Glavey, Tim Grice and Erin Lord-Lynch


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