Version Effective: 3rd of June, 2020
Version Effective: 3rd of June, 2020

PDC72507 - Contemporary Leadership

Course Details

Course Summary

With innovation and disruption now key drivers of change in today's society, academics and theorists have turned their attention to reviewing core assumptions about leadership. You are studying leadership at an exciting time: when leadership roles and responsibilities are possible for most individuals on the planet! In this online short course, you will begin by examining contemporary theories and frameworks of leadership. These theories present foundational academic ideas on how leadership is defined and understood in context. In reviewing these frameworks, you will find the course focuses on a popular, contemporary model of leadership: transformational leadership. You will be exposed to examples of transformational leadership and note how as a leadership style it veers away from the classical understanding of the leader as a lone, visionary individual who others follow.

Students who successfully complete the set of nine Short Courses* developed from the unit BUSN20027 Contemporary Leadership, (which forms part of the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) CL39, may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) CL39 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following Short Courses:

  1. Contemporary Leadership
  2. Why Leadership Matters
  3. Leading What?
  4. Characteristics of Leaders
  5. Leading Organisations
  6. Creating Work Culture as a Leader
  7. Mistakes Leaders Make
  8. The Future of Leadership
  9. Contemporary Leadership: Assessment Module

This online Short Course provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

The fee for this short course will be $80.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is relevant to anyone who would like to complete studies in this field, in a flexible and self-paced environment.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the course, visit https://bedifferent.cqu.edu.au/

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Business Services
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of nine Short Courses* developed from the unit BUSN20027 Contemporary Leadership, (which forms part of the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) CL39, may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) CL39 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following Short Courses:

  1. Contemporary Leadership
  2. Why Leadership Matters
  3. Leading What?
  4. Characteristics of Leaders
  5. Leading Organisations
  6. Creating Work Culture as a Leader
  7. Mistakes Leaders Make
  8. The Future of Leadership
  9. Contemporary Leadership: Assessment Module

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

9 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Assess leadership styles that are effective for change management and the creation of a transformational culture
  2. Reflect on leadership as a means of building a transformational culture
  3. Identify characteristics of the transformational leader
  4. Reflect on your own assumptions about leadership and your own style: effective characteristics, significance, and alignment to theories and frameworks.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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