Weekly study3 hours
Hone your leadership skills to effectively manage crises
Crises are common, varied, and pose significant challenges to organisations and their leaders. A working knowledge of crisis management and leadership is essential for leaders to ensure their organisations get through these adverse circumstances.
On this three-week course from Deakin University, you’ll be introduced to the concept of crisis leadership from an organisational perspective.
You’ll explore what crisis leadership entails through case studies, readings, videos, peer discussion, and learning activities as you learn how to build your leadership skills for managing crises more effectively.
Discover the importance of crisis management
You’ll delve into the different types of crises and explore how crisis management is experienced by individuals and organisations.
With this knowledge, you’ll reflect on your leadership role in the management of crises, and the importance of being a leader when dealing with these challenging situations.
Discover how to execute a successful crisis management plan
Once you have an understanding of crises, you’ll unpack the qualities and strategies to help you develop an effective management plan.
You’ll explore this within real-world contexts to understand how to apply your skills to the workplace.
Learn from the experts at Deakin University
By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge to successfully overcome the challenges of a crisis, and the confidence to effectively lead your team through the difficult period.
Learning from the specialists at Deakin University, you’ll benefit from their years of experience in leadership research and education.
- What is a crisis and what are different types of crises?
- What is crisis leadership?
- What are the major personal attributes for effective crisis leadership?
- What strategies can leaders adopt to effectively manage crises?
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Summarise the concepts of crisis and crisis leadership
- Reflect on your leadership role in managing crises
- Identify qualities and strategies to manage crises effectively in real-world context
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those with managerial roles in their organisations and those who aspire to be future managers wanting to learn more about the necessary skills in managing crises.
You do not need to have any prior experience or qualifications, however, some basic knowledge about leadership is helpful.
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