08.2021-09.2021 - UNSW Business School
Subjects included per Module:
Module 1: Finding your own authentic leadership style
Aspiring leaders will have to navigate different situations and changing environments. Each of those might require different leadership styles. This provides a paradox – can leaders adapt their leadership style to new situations? This module will help you navigate the tension between developing your own leadership style and the demands of different situations.
Module 2: Decision-making under uncertainty
One of the key challenges for current leaders is uncertainty. COVID-19 has disrupted business in a way that many leaders were unprepared for. On the horizon loom other disruptive events such as climate and geopolitical change. This means leaders need to make short-term and long-term bets for a highly unpredictable future. This module will help you understand the potential risks and biases involved in decision-making under uncertainty.
Module 3: Sustainable leadership
Another key challenge for future leaders is that businesses are expected to take a more responsible role in society. There is a growing social, governmental, and consumer attention on the broader impact of businesses. The success of future leaders will very much depend on how they can reconcile environmental, social, and governance concerns with long-term business success. This module will help you understand how you can lead with purpose and connect your own leadership approach to creating social impact.
Module 4: Influencing through communication
Leadership implies influencing others. Making meaningful connections with others to bring them along towards a common purpose is crucial for future leadership. The pandemic has accelerated a shift towards digital communication. The more digital we become, the more human we’ll need to be. Future leaders will need to find a way to mirror the richness of face-to-face communication and physical encounters in a digital world. This module will help you further develop your communication and interpersonal skills.