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Designing and Implementing a Leadership Development Strategy

Boost the leadership capabilities in your business as you gain the skills to create an effective leadership development strategy.

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Learn how to implement leadership in your organisational strategy

Organisations are increasingly bringing their learning and development activity in-house. This has resulted in a demand for those who can skillfully implement custom workforce development opportunities.

On this six-week course, you’ll gain the skills to design and implement an organisational strategy that enhances the leadership capability in your business.

You’ll discover expert tools and techniques to help you gain buy-in from stakeholders, understand the needs of your organisation, and design a program leveraging AI tools and industry expertise.

Armed with this knowledge, you’ll not only enhance your career prospects but also drive a positive transformation for current and future leaders.

Gain an understanding of a competency framework

You’ll start by exploring the elements that make up a successful leadership development strategy and gain the crucial resource of a five-step process to follow.

Next, you’ll discover the importance of research in understanding your organisation’s specific needs and the significance of a well-defined leadership competency framework in shaping your strategy.

Design a customised leadership development strategy

To help you design customised leadership strategies, you’ll master the basics of learning methods.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to use different learning approaches to suit the needs of your team and business.

Explore AI applications

You’ll then look at technologies that are shaping the future of leadership development. In particular, you’ll consider the use of AI and its emerging opportunities.

Finally, you’ll gain the skills to implement and measure your leadership development strategy.

By the end, you’ll have the expertise to embed leadership development in your organisation and secure the talented leaders of the future.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Are you ready to shape the future of your organisation through effective leadership development? Investing in leadership is essential for success in today’s competitive business landscape. In this course, we help you unlock the secrets to designing and implementing a tailored program that enhances leadership capability within your organisation. Join us and discover practical methods to design and implement an organisational leadership development strategy. Gain the knowledge and tools to secure your organisation’s future leaders. Drive positive change and enhance your workforce capabilities. From gaining buy in to leveraging A.I. and industry expertise we’ll guide you every step of the way. Enrol today and unlock the full potential of your organisation’s leadership.

What topics will you cover?

Module 1 - What to know before you start

  • Understanding the basics
  • Things to consider
  • Preparing to create a leadership development program
  • How do you obtain buy in?

Module 2 - Research and needs analysis phase

  • Conducting research
  • Identifying the need
  • Leadership Competency Framework
  • Designing and integrating a Leadership Competency Framework

Module 3 - Designing your customised leadership development program

  • Learning approaches
  • Considerations for your program
  • Building your program

Module 4 - Considering applications of AI

  • Understanding the basics
  • Considerations for use in program design
  • Creating program content using AI
  • Emerging opportunities for AI use

Module 5 - Implementation and measurement

  • Managing change
  • Building a communication strategy
  • Implementing your leadership development strategy
  • Measuring program outcomes

Module 6 - Embedding leadership development in the organisation

  • How to embed leadership development in the organisation
  • Ongoing program development
  • Overview of a leadership development strategy

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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...

  • Identify the key elements of a leadership development strategy.
  • Identify the purpose, structure and application of a capability matrix.
  • Design a change management plan.
  • Design and customise a leadership development program.
  • Identify critical steps in implementing, measuring and embedding leadership development in an organisation.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for key staff in organisations to understand how to design a leadership development strategy – which is by far the most common workforce development strategy within a business.

Who will you learn with?

Tamsin Simounds is a leadership and organisational development specialist. Her work has transformed organisations and lives across Australia in a broad range of industries.

Who developed the course?

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a world-class teaching and research institution. They are committed to developing quality students and lifelong learners who are recognised for their skills, creativity, global outlook and ability to succeed.

  • World ranking

    Top 110Source: QS World University Rankings 2023

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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