The New Leader

The New Leader

Essentials of leadership

This highly-rewarding program enables ambitious managers and those in early leadership careers to achieve future success via a practical understanding of organisational leadership.

You will gain a clear understanding of the core elements of successful leadership.

The course is run by highly qualified and experienced industry practitioners who have worked with global brands and public sector bodies. It also provides a unique opportunity to meet and work with people in similar roles across a diverse range of organisations.

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Key highlights

Core elements of successful leadership including communication, engagement and resilience.

Identify your strengths as a leader and how you can enhance your career performance.

Develop ‘big picture’ skills to broaden strategic perspective

  • 3 days
  • 22–24 October 2019
  • 31 March-2 April 2020
  • Macquarie University North Ryde campus
  • A$4,990.00
  • Training points: 8

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You will learn to:

  • Identify your strengths as a leader
  • Enhance your awareness of how you are currently tracking in your career
  • Take a ‘reality check’ of the skills demanded and gain an understanding of successful business leadership
  • Explore future development options and identify the most important skills for higher-level leadership.

Who should attend

This program is designed for:

  • Future leaders in the early stages of their career responsible for influencing and building a high-performance team culture.
  • Early- to mid-career high potential managers with at least one year’s hands-on experience in a management role.

What you'll learn

Day 1: Leadership

  • Introduction to leadership.
  • Learning from positive and negative role models.
  • Transactional and transformational leadership.

Day 2: Leading for employee engagement

  • Driving a high performing team.
  • Collaboration and innovation.
  • Mindfulness and resilience.
  • Mindsets and leadership.

Day 3: Developing self-awareness

  • Personal motivational value systems.
  • Influencing others.
  • Approaches to conflict.
  • Detailed action planning.

Meet your facilitator

Colleen Durant

Colleen Durant

Colleen Durant

Colleen is an organisational psychologist with 20 years of human capital and organisational development experience, earned through both corporate and consulting roles. Her work has focused on producing tangible improvements in leadership and organisational effectiveness in organisations across Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and USA. Colleen has led a broad range of leadership development and organisational transformation projects across financial services, health care, manufacturing and government.

Paul Kirkbride

Paul Kirkbride

Paul Kirkbride

Paul is an adjunct professor at the Macquarie Business School (MGSM). Prior to joining Macquarie Business School in 2012 Paul was Deputy Dean, Executive Education and Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Business School/Mt Eliza. For the last 25 years Paul has worked globally with client organisations in the interstices of strategy, change and leadership. Past clients have included Cathay Pacific Airways, BAE, Hong Kong Government, Volkswagen, BASF, Beiersdorf, Scottish Power, and Volvo AB.

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