Leading for Tomorrow - Today

Enhance your nursing leadership capabilities and explore the challenges you might face when applying them within your workplace.

Fully Funded
36 Hours
25 July 2022

About this short course

This course has been developed in partnership between the University of Tasmania's School of Nursing, and the Tasmanian Department of Health, specifically to provide tailored applied learning programs to enhance the leadership and management capabilities of Registered Nurses and Midwives working diligently across our health services in Tasmania.

Our health systems are highly complex, and the demand for exceptionally capable nurse leaders who can manage and transform their teams to adapt within an evolving landscape is undeniable.

As a participant in this course, you will learn new ways of thinking about leadership, including the challenges it brings across a variety of settings. You will learn key concepts and methodologies to compliment your individual leadership style and identify your authentic approach to leadership that will allow you to be adaptive and responsive in your workplace.

The course is the ideal toolkit for enhancing clinical team functioning and performance. Upon completion you will receive a digital certificate to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and confidence that you will gain from undertaking this Leading for Tomorrow, Today course.

Who should do this course?

This short course is specifically designed for Registered Nurses or Midwives with leadership responsibilities in clinical practise. This course is the ideal opportunity for professional development for those aspiring to or currently leading and managing healthcare areas across our state’s health services.

Course Structure

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply new ways of thinking about leadership and the challenges it brings.
  • Articulate understanding of the leadership arena to engage more strategically and productively.
  • Generate initiatives to engage and motivate team members and stakeholders.
  • Engage with diverse perspectives to encourage reflection, skill sharing and collaboration.

This short course will run for 12 weeks and comprises approximately two to three hours of self-directed learning per week (or 36 hours for the course). All course materials, discussion boards and interactive learning elements will be made available on the online short course platform.

What you will learn

On successful completion of the Leading for Tomorrow - Today short course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the requirements, responsibilities and impacts of effective clinical leaderships and management in healthcare organisations now and into the future.

Learn new, adaptive leadership and management skills

Learn from experienced public health practitioners and educators

Engage with diverse perspectives that encourage reflection, skill sharing and collaboration

Meet your Instructors

Melanie Greenwood

Melanie Greenwood is the Associate Head of Leaning and Teaching within the University of Tasmania’s School of Nursing. Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Melanie was a Nurse Educator in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She played a lead role in establishing the Medical Emergency Team system for recognising and responding to physiological deterioration in ward patients. Melanie has over twenty years critical care nursing expertise and has working both in Australia and the United Kingdom.