The ACOI and its education partner, Griffith College have collaborated to develop the Certificate in Leadership. It is aimed at new or experienced managers, supervisors and team leaders or aspiring leaders in the workplace who want to learn how to improve their leadership and influencing skills.
The programme aims to provide participants with an in-depth exploration of the leadership role in organisations. It enables participants to appreciate what employees expect and want from their leader and, in turn, helps them to build more successful relationships with their colleagues. The programme highlights the important skills that a leader needs to successfully juggle the demands of team, task and the individual.
Participants are taught self-awareness in terms of their own behavioural style and the impact it has on peers, employees, clients and their own managers. They are encouraged to build on their strengths and produce action plans for addressing their areas of development. Participants are taught to network, build a profile and be persuasive in their presentations to others. They explore nature and how it relates to leadership as they develop their own path to becoming a skilled and effective leader.
The programme is delivered over 8 weeks, with a 3-hour session each week. Learners will be provided with current empirical evidence, critical analysis and further research requirements for each concept introduced during the class. These strategies include discussions, brainstorming, case studies, exercises and workshop-type activities allowing participants to learn through discovery.
On completion of this programme participants will be required to complete a reflection essay (1,300-1,500 words) outlining their journey through the programme using appropriate theories and practical application to explain and interpret their reflections.