Melbourne MicroCert

Effective Leadership Communication

Become an authentic, persuasive and engaging communicator to enhance your effectiveness as a leader.

Study mode
Online
Duration
4 weeks
Skills area
Leadership
Series
Managing Teams

Overview

Now, possibly more than ever, creativity, leadership, and critical thinking skills are essential in the workplace. As the fabric of our society continues to change, leadership through clear thinking, communications, and decision-making will be even more important, with organisations across numerous sectors requiring those who can lead in times of flux.

Effective Leadership Communication, which is part of the Managing Teams series, focuses on developing understanding and practice of being authentic, articulate and persuasive in your communication efforts as a leader. It will help you develop different ways of communicating effectively with peers and colleagues both online and face-to-face, according to the latest research and industry best practice.

Developed in consultation with leading professional services organisations, major business stakeholder organisations, and human resource management and organisational development practitioners, Effective Leadership Communication features contemporary, industry-aligned and research-led curriculum that will equip you with leadership skills applicable to challenges and opportunities unique to the Asia-Pacific region.

Effective Leadership Communication is a highly flexible course delivered entirely online over four weeks, from commencement to final assessment.

Who is it for?

Effective Leadership Communication is designed for a diverse range of early-career professionals seeking to develop their leadership ability and knowledge. It is also suitable for emerging leaders, and those seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities to complement their technical knowledge and expertise to advance into more senior leadership positions.

It is suited to people from a broad range of sectors, including professional and business services, manufacturing, health, NGOs, education, hospitality and aviation. It is also suited more broadly to anyone wanting to build their competence, capability and confidence as they progress through various career stages and job changes.

Key topics

In this Melbourne MicroCert you will learn to be authentic, articulate, and persuasive in your communication efforts as a leader. You will also gain skills in communication effectively online and face-to-face.

Topics include:

  • Impactful presentations
  • The importance of authenticity

Developed in consultation with industry figures and by academic experts, curriculum is based on real world needs to ensure you complete the course with highly applicable skills and knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of Effective Leadership Communication, you will have enhanced communication skills as a leader, aligned with industry best practice. You will be able to:

  • Compare various types and functions of different types of managerial communication
  • Apply principles and models for communication to develop effective strategies to manage effective organisational and interpersonal communications
  • Develop personal skills, using simulations and case studies, to communicate effectively in a variety of organisational settings, with peers, superiors and subordinates
  • Reflect on how different ways of communicating, including social and digital platforms can be integrated to manage knowledge and information flows with internal and external stakeholders.

Learning experience

Taught by leading experts, this highly flexible Melbourne MicroCert includes a combination of online lectures, skills development exercises, case studies and scenarios, contemporary readings and resources, facilitated group discussions, and hands-on workplace interventions and takeaways.

Who will you learn from?

Professor Peter Gahan researches labour markets, the changing nature of jobs and how workplaces are regulated and managed. His research has been used by policy makers and organisations across Australia over the last three decades, including commissioned reports for all state and commonwealth governments in Australia. As Foundation Director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Professor Gahan has also sought to find new ways to make academic research relevant for organisations and governments.

Professor Simon Bell researches how firms can become more effective organisations by engaging with customers more meaningfully. With his focus on academically rigorous research for real-world problems in industry, government and not for profit organisations, Professor Bell has worked extensively with industry in a research, consulting, and executive education capacity. He has worked with organisations locally and abroad including PWC, Honda, Royal Mail, Rolls Royce, Agricultural Bank of China, and IBM.

Workload

Effective Leadership Communication is taught over two weeks, followed by a two-week period for assessment.

During the teaching and learning period, you can expect to dedicate an estimated 34 – 42 hours (approximately 17 hours per week), comprising guided learning and individual or group-based experiential tasks and study.

Assessment will include:

  • A summative analysis of all topics incorporating a critical evaluation of personal-professional practice (60%)
  • 2 x written assessments articulating learned modules and evaluating personal-professional practice (30%)
  • Discussion participation and webinar attendance (10%).

Digital certificate

Upon completion, you will be awarded your Effective Leadership Communication Melbourne MicroCert. This digital certificate will include information and evidence of your developed and actionable leadership skills, knowledge and capabilities (as outlined in the learning outcomes). It may also include artefacts (such as videos and written material) related to both experiential and work-integrated learning, including translatable assessment that is practical to your professional life.

Pathways to further study

Effective Leadership Communication can be taken as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, or you can complement it with any other Melbourne MicroCert in the Managing Teams series, in whatever order you choose.

Other Melbourne MicroCerts in the Managing Teams series include:

  • Leading Teams
  • Effective Negotiation
  • Performance Management

Effective Leadership Communication is also designed to provide a pathway – otherwise known as advanced standing – into the proposed Professional Master of Management, which will be aligned to the accreditation standards of the Australian Human Resources Institute and Society for Human Resource Management certification.

To use Effective Leadership Communication in this way, you will need to complete all four Melbourne MicroCerts in the Managing Teams series, as each one is equivalent to one quarter of a standard subject, and then apply for credit towards the proposed Professional Master of Management.

Expiry of Melbourne MicroCert

This Melbourne MicroCert does not have a set expiry date.

Eligibility requirements

There are no eligibility requirements.

Upcoming sessions

Upcoming dates for this course are yet to be announced.

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