Overview

Registrations close 2 weeks before each module commences.

Our Emerging Leaders Program is designed to offer a flexible, work-based, blended learning program that develops leadership skills and supports career development within complex public and private sector environments. Through our partnerships with government and industry, we keep up with current and emerging requirements and topics of interest, enabling us to tailor our content and learning design to meet current industry standards.

There are several modules for you to choose from. Your choice of modules may be based on either your interest in a particular subject matter or your decision to progress toward achieving a postgraduate qualification.

Who should participate

This program is designed for:

  • aspiring leaders
  • recently appointed leaders
  • leaders who want to develop their skills further in certain areas
  • leaders who want to work towards a related postgraduate qualification.

To foster cross-industry collaborations, workshops will be attended by both public and private sector participants and include case studies from both sectors.

While there is no formal eligibility criteria, if you are employed by the Queensland public service you must be nominated by your workplace.

Delivery

Where:

Brisbane
QUT Executive Education Centre
B Block, Level 4
QUT Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane
Qld 4001
Canberra
QUT Executive Education Centre
Level 1, 2 King St
Deakin
ACT 2600

When:

Brisbane

Module Active learning module dates Optional award extension unit dates
Leading self and others 13 March - 26 April 2017 7 August – 4 September 2017
Navigating risk, ethics and politics 24 April - 23 May 2017 4 September – 2 October 2017
Actioning strategic change and innovation 28 April - 12 June 2017 30 October - 18 December 2017
Communicating for results 29 May - 10 July 2017 7 August - 25 September 2017
Performance leadership 5 June - 17 July 2017 Subject to interest
Leading self and others 31 July - 11 September 2017 16 October – 27 November 2017
Leading strategic initiatives and programs 31 July - 12 September 2017 Subject to interest
Actioning strategic change and innovation 28 August - 4 October 2017 30 October -18 December 2017
Leadership of strategic supplier relationships Subject to interest 20 March – 15 May 2017
Developing and delivering complex policy Subject to interest Subject to interest

Canberra

Module Active learning module dates Optional award extension unit dates
Leading self and others 20 March - 2 May 2017 Subject to interest
Actioning strategic change and innovation 24 April - 5 June 2017 Subject to interest
Communicating for results 25 July - 6 September 2017 Subject to interest
Leading strategic initiatives and programs 28 September - 16 November 2017 Subject to interest

Details:

All modules have an active learning component and most have an optional award extension unit. Arrive at 8.30am for a 9am start. Classes run until 4.30pm.

Active learning module delivery

Each active learning module is delivered using a blend of learning techniques over 7 weeks. You will start with approximately 7 hours of online learning over a 2-week period. You then attend workshops, study online and work on a workplace project over a 5-week period, totalling 20 hours of learning. The face-to-face component of this 20 hours is either 12 hours (2 days) or 18 hours (3 days) over that period, depending on the module.

Award extension unit delivery

Currently the award extension unit for Leading self and others is delivered online, and the remaining award extension units are delivered via a one-day face-to-face workshop.

Cost

  • Active learning module: $1,750 (GST exempt) per module
  • Award extension unit: $1,550 (GST exempt) per unit.

Fees include:

  • catering.

Credit eligibility

Participating in this program gives you the option to continue your studies and pursue a Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector). In 2017, there will be a Graduate Certificate in Business available for corporate sector employees.

Contact

For registration or payment queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.

Brisbane

For more information, contact Emerging Leaders Program enquiries.

If you are a government employee and need more information on matters such as funding, email the Public Service Commission at development@psc.qld.gov.au.

Canberra

For more information, contact Nicole Kettniss.


Registrations close 2 weeks before each module commences.

During this course, you'll:

  • develop your knowledge and leadership skills across a number of core learning areas that are tailored specifically to complex public and private sector environments
  • learn flexibly in different environments, including online learning, face-to-face facilitated workshops and a group workplace project
  • establish strong professional networks and communities of practice which extend beyond your organisation or business unit.

Modules

We offer a range of modules, including:

  • Leading self and others
  • Actioning strategic change and innovation
  • Communicating for results
  • Navigating risk, ethics and politics
  • Leading strategic initiatives and programs
  • Developing and delivering complex policy
  • Leadership of strategic supplier relationships
  • Performance leadership.

Module dates:

    Some modules will only be offered if we receive sufficient registered interest. For further information, or to register your interest, contact Emerging Leaders Program enquiries.

    For a printable version of scheduled modules and further details, you can download the Brisbane Emerging Leaders Program timetable (PDF file, 777.54 KB) and the Canberra Emerging Leaders Program timetable (PDF file, 733.31 KB).

    Leading self and others

    Aspiring leaders develop their leadership skills through self-awareness, individual planning, courage and commitment. In this module we uncover the practices linked to effective leadership, motivation and self-actualisation to enable you, as a leader, to create your new way of being.

    Actioning strategic change and innovation

    This unit examines strategic management concepts and frameworks that will help the emerging leader to understand the strategic context and develop fit-for-purpose business strategies. Specifically, it will focus on the identification and delivery of benefits that arise from innovative strategic initiatives.

    Communicating for results

    Successful teams and organisations depend on high performing leaders with a sound understanding of communication processes, a realistic awareness of their own communication behaviours, and well-developed skills. This module supports senior leaders to develop this understanding and awareness.

    Navigating risk, ethics and politics

    Decisions related to social responsibility, the safety of products and practices and the quality of stakeholder relationships define the reputation of an organisation and impact on its potential for success. The unit content focuses on current issues in risk, politics and ethics; frameworks and theories related to ethical decision making; risk management and power relationships, environmental, institutional and social responsibility; self-evaluation; codes of conduct, stakeholder perceptions and reputational management; and the development of managerial courage.

    Leading strategic initiatives and programs

    Aspiring leaders must be able to design and lead organisational transformation initiatives in complex and changing environments. This module focuses on the fundamental principles of effective change program leadership, including ensuring strategic alignment, challenging assumptions, envisioning and communicating a better future, delivering a coherent capability, building effective governance, and realising benefits.

    Developing and delivering complex policy

    The development and delivery of complex policy requires a great deal of scrutiny and rigour. This module will focus on developing essential skills that will enable you to engage with key internal and external stakeholders more effectively, as well as to demonstrate strategic thinking in the policy development and implementation process.

    Leadership of strategic supplier relationships

    High-performing leaders understand the importance of effective supplier relationships and see their short- and long-term potential to impact business outcomes. The module supports senior leaders to maintain a clear alignment between strategic procurement decisions and business objectives.

    Performance leadership

    Effective leaders must have the knowledge, skills and practical tools and processes to confidently drive high performance and deliver results through positive relationships. This module focuses on knowledge and understanding of the influence of positive leadership on enabling performance success at an individual and team level.

Register

Registrations close 2 weeks before each module commences.

Register for the Emerging Leaders Program

When you register, you can select the specific modules that you'd like to study.

Register your interest for award extension units

Once you've completed an active learning module in the Emerging Leaders Program, and you meet the eligibility criteria for award courses, you can register your interest in the corresponding award extension unit. When you successfully complete four modules and their corresponding award extension units, you'll gain a Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector).

The four modules you complete must include the two core modules:

  • Leading self and others
  • Actioning strategic change and innovation.

You'll need to register your interest for your chosen units. When we reach minimum numbers for units, we will contact you with dates and enrolment instructions.

Cancellations

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the course manager at Continuing Professional Education.

If you cancel at least 10 business days before the course commences, you will receive a partial refund, i.e.: the full fee less $100 administration fee. Or you may choose to transfer to another module within the calendar year.

No registration refunds will be made within 10 business days of the course starting.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.