Graduate Certificate in Leadership
The University of Western Australia (UWA)

(Tuition fee is not stated)
1-2 years

Course Description


The Graduate Certificate in Leadership consists of four units, comprising two core units and two option units.

Core units
Leading Self and Leading Others
Organisational Behaviour

Option units (choose two)
Becoming a Leader: Perspectives on Leadership Development
Leading Global Collaborations
Negotiation Behaviour
Organisational Change and Transformation

Leading Self and Leading Others
This highly interactive experiential unit aims to enhance your personal effectiveness, and to develop foundation leadership capabilities. The unit is underpinned by positive psychology principles as well as contemporary model of work behaviour that identifies the importance of mastery, agility, and proactivity for success in today’s complex and changing organisations.

Organisational Behaviour
This unit focuses on individual and group behaviour in organisations. Topics may include: personality and behaviour; personal performance and stress; decision-making skills; managing power, politics and conflict; team and group dynamics; gender and diversity issues; and interpersonal and group communication.

Perspectives on Leadership Development
Topics include: understanding various theories and models of change, how to enhance development and human and social capital, using assessment for development techniques, conceptualising and leveraging network perspectives on developing shared leadership capacity, and leading development of self and others at individual and collective levels.

Leading Global Collaborations
You will be placed in teams with others from around the world, in locations such as China, Finland, Hong Kong and the United States. Then, you’ll work together on a real deliverable – the development of a training module for an executive, with an international assignment in a specific country. This unit will build your skills in cross-cultural communication, virtual media, and dynamic planning and design, as well as helping you grow your own global business network.

Negotiation Behaviour
This unit examines the process of reaching agreement through negotiation. You will develop an understanding of negotiation through practical exploration of competition and cooperation, strategic choice, the dynamics of phases and the processes of interaction.

Organisational Change and Transformation
This unit focuses on the major challenges facing organisations in a rapidly changing, technologically challenging and increasingly complex and competitive global business environment. Topics covered may include organisational life cycles, longevity and effectiveness; managing and changing organisational cultures; and leading and managing change.

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