The Art of Leading

Learn the fundamental skills of great leaders. Register now and start anytime

10 hours

About this short course

Leading is both an art and a skill which anyone can develop when they know how. This course explores the characteristics and attributes of leaders, what leaders do, and what they can achieve. Learn how to develop core leadership skills through practical exercises, so you can guide others in direction, decision-making and action in a variety of contexts.

How to get credit for this course:

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses in our Professional Skills suite. View our full list of courses available within this suite and learn how to accrue your credential points.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for people interested in developing skills in leading people. It is ideal for those who want to learn about the characteristics and capabilities needed to be a ‘good’ leader, and how to apply these in the workplace, the community or other contexts.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register.

On completion you will be able to:

Describe what leading is and why it is important

Identify and explain the skills and attributes that ‘good’ leaders have, or can develop

Develop the capacity and characteristics of a ‘good’ leader to put into practice

Meet your instructor

Dr Cherie Hawkins'

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins', Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.

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