There are born leaders, but with a growth mindset, anyone can improve or develop their ability to influence, impact and instigate change – crucial attributes of a dynamic leader.
The Ultimate Leadership Development Program is for aspiring leaders, recently appointed leaders and leaders who want to develop their skills further. These skills include building and leading teams, mitigating team dysfunction, implementing cultural change, making and executing decisions, and developing an executive presence.
In this comprehensive leadership development program, you will gain key competencies and skills in networking, change management, virtual team management, accountability and ethics, conflict resolution and building and managing a culturally diverse workplace.
You will discover how to communicate effectively as a leader, lead effective workplace relationships, and lead team effectiveness. You will also learn how to develop and use mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and gender equality to lead with influence.
On completion of this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how to build and lead successful teams by enhancing your management and leadership capabilities.
Unit 1 - Building and leading successful teams
Defining and choosing a team
Building a successful team
Making a team work
When your team isn’t working
Leading by developing people
Re-thinking and prioritising development
Barriers to developing people
Motivation in development
Setting and maintaining high standards
Leading with Executive Presence
What is executive presence?
The role of gravitas
Projecting a physical executive presence
Making a first impression
Communicating with presence
Connecting emotionally with others
Leading with Judgement and Decisiveness
Deciding and executing
Leading through decision making
Decision-making challenges and techniques
Communication about decisions
Unit 2 – Leading across cultures
Being a culturally competent leader
The dynamic nature of cultural intelligence
Bridging and managing cultural differences in leadership styles
Understanding cultural intelligence
Motivating influencing across cultures
Adapting your leadership style
Leading a Customer-Centric Culture
Organisational culture and the customer experience
Listening to the voice of the customer
Retaining and valuing customers
Changing the organisations culture
Creating a customer-centric culture
Unit 3 – Coaching and motivation
Successful coaching in the workplace
Initiating and developing a coaching relationship
Building successful coaching relationships
Facilitating the coaching process
Achieving coaching goals
Leading through motivation
Supporting motivation in the workplace
Motivating employees in the workplace
Developing motivational leadership
Leading by motivating
New Leadership Transitions
Becoming a manager
Building a team
Stepping into leadership
Networking and influencing
Facing new leader challenges
Cultivating a networking mindset
Directing and developing networks
Establishing network identity
Social skills for networking
Unit 4 – Successful business execution
Creating a Successful Business Execution Culture
The leader’s role in developing an execution culture
Leading through Problem Solving and Decision Making
The problem solving and decision-making process
Defining the problem
Defining problems and generating solutions
Using problems solving and decision-making skills
Leading a team to a solution
Fostering accountability in the workplace
Determining and establishing accountability
The characteristics of an accountable leader
Improving and building accountability in a team
Unit 7 – Leading through disruption
Leading Through Disruption
Understanding the nature of disruption
Being a leader of strategy through disruption
Facing disruption as an opportunity
Leading the team through disruption
Fostering development of a company’s digital DNA
Laying the foundation for being a digital leader
Becoming a digital literato
Using digital technology to engage and influence
Unit 8 – Leadership styles
The Agile Leader
The agile leadership style
Overcoming agility obstacles
Adopting an agile mindset
Balancing focus and agility
Leading in the Digital Era
Adopting appropriate mindsets
Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader
Emotional intelligence and effective leadership
The value of emotions in business
Understanding workplace emotions
Building emotional and relational competency and skills
The Mindful Leader
Mindfulness and effective leadership
Avoiding mindless behaviours
Developing clarity and focus
Building relationships mindfully
Unit 9 - Ethics and influence
Leading with Values and Ethics
Being ethical vs leading ethically
Building ethical foundations
Common ethical issues
Getting grounded as an ethical leader
Handling ethical dilemmas
Influencing and Persuading Others
Setting the stage for influencing and persuading
Understanding an audience
Preparing to persuade
Making a case
Getting agreement and successfully persuading others
Unit 10 - Developing critical thinking and cognitive flexibility
Critical thinking and leadership
Assess information and recognise assumptions
Evaluate arguments and recognise bias
Assess and investigate
Applying analytical techniques
The value of cognitive flexibility
Use critical thinking to make a decision
Analyse, adapt and act
Leading with Strategic Thinking
Thinking strategically in business
Developing strategic thinking
Putting strategic thinking into practice
Leading like a strategic thinker
Unit 11 - Developing women leaders
Recognise gender biases and barriers
Achieving gender balance in leadership roles
Closing the gender leadership gap
Negotiating to create opportunities
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
P. Jewell, Holmview, QLD | Ultimate Leadership Development Program
I had a great experience studying this course with Australian Online Courses, I enjoyed being able to work on the course in my own time at my own pace. It was easy to access and I enjoyed the information I got from the course.
J. Hofbauer-Jonas, Narraweena NSW | Ultimate Leadership Development Program
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.