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Transitioning From Friend To Leader

Support yourself during a move into management by implementing effective strategies for success.

Transitioning From Friend To Leader
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study5 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree

Support yourself to move into a management position.

This course presents you with frameworks, theories and skills to support you in the transition from colleague and friend to leader and manager. It is very common to move from an existing team into a management position, but making that leap is often under-supported. Through this course you will gain an understanding of the behaviours that are common in leaders, as well as the behaviours to curb during your transition into leadership.

Being a good leader does not preclude being friends with your reports, it does however require you to be mindful of your relationships and acting in a way that promotes success within your team.

This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 30 June, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

What topics will you cover?

  • Leadership groupings and leader-member exchange
  • Transforming and inspirational behaviours
  • Becoming an authentic leader

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Accurately summarise and reflect on leadership theories and their value in a given context.
  • Effectively communicate complex leadership ideas through appropriate models.
  • Understand interpersonal relationship theories for workplaces
  • Demonstrate capacity to provide effective feedback

Who is the course for?

This course will be helpful for anyone new to management, looking to transition into management or struggling with interpersonal relationships at work either for yourself or for a member of your leadership team.

Who developed the course?

University of Southern Queensland

USQ provides career-focused, quality on-campus and online education and has done for over 50 years. USQ has scored five stars for employability and internationalisation (QS Stars rankings, 2019) and is Australia’s No. 1 university for the highest graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2018-20).

  • Established1967
  • LocationToowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich in Queensland, Australia

What's included?

University of Southern Queensland are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible