Women in Leadership
Learn and develop skills to become a strong and successful woman in leadership.
DatesStarts on 15 May 2023Join by 16 May 2023 at 23:55See more start dates
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Discover techniques to apply in your leadership role
Given the continued lack of gender balance in leadership roles, there is a need to provide females with the tools, strategies, and best practices to support them in their leadership endeavours. This microcredential will do just that.
It will help you gain practical skills to apply in your leadership role as a female such as; building team trust, presence, and influence whilst also addressing challenges unique to women in leadership roles.
You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the context in which you work, your leadership influence, and your individualised leadership style. With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to build on your skills and experience to develop a strong leadership brand.
Unpack leadership challenges for women
As you delve into the leadership environment for women, you’ll discover the different leadership challenges women face, such as the glass ceiling.
Drawing on the personal experiences of female leaders in rural and regional settings, you’ll also explore geographic challenges such as; work culture, commuting and transport, and promotional opportunities.
Explore different leadership styles
Using relevant real-life examples, you’ll explore leadership styles and best practices. This includes how to build teams, and how to match employee goals to their roles to maintain motivation and improve efficiency.
With this knowledge, you’ll discover how to find your leadership style and unleash your full potential.
Develop your leadership brand
You’ll learn to define your leadership goals before exploring your presence on social media and your personal leadership brand. Through these practical exercises, you’ll learn how to effectively build your brand as a female leader.
Learn to communicate your leadership vision
With an understanding of your leadership goals, you’ll learn how you can communicate your vision with impact.
Developing your influencing skills, you’ll learn how to motivate employees and lead high-performing teams. You’ll also cover how biases and cognition can impact a leader’s perceived image and how to tackle these biases whilst maintaining personal and professional integrity.
Create your leadership development plan
This microcredential will enhance your self-awareness and ability to apply theories and tools to your own practice in leadership, allowing you to build on your current job or potentially step into a new leadership role.
You’ll gain both theoretical knowledge and discover practical application to an individualised leadership plan.
You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in social learning, with a platform to share and discuss the understanding of topics and receive constructive feedback.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll complete two assessments. The first will help you develop your leadership brand as you complete a written reflection and analysis on the application of key concepts in leadership.
Your second assessment will require you to create a written leadership development plan including the components you have learned on the microcredential.
How will leadership skills help my career?
The skills gained from this microcredential can be used for any female who is aspiring, or currently in, a leadership position. You’ll learn how to apply these skills to your context to develop in your career.
Learners can be from a range of industries, professions, and positions from graduate level to senior executive.
What will I receive?
Upon successful completion of this microcredential you’ll receive a digital badge and you may also be eligible for recognition of up to five Australian credits (equivalent to 50 learning hours constituting one third of a full course/unit in higher education at Federation University). The eligibility will be issued at the discretion of the relevant Institute of Federation University.
What skills will you learn?
- Women in leadership
- Leadership styles
- Team leadership
- Managing biases
Are you eligible for this microcredential?
Learners should be proficient in the following:
- basic computer skills
- sending/receiving email
- using a web browser
- conducting research using a search engine
- using word processing and presentation software
- able to self-direct in learning new technology skills (eg. completing activities in new learning tools)
- able to meet English Language proficiency requirements for general study programs.
Is this microcredential right for you?
This microcredential is suitable for managers, team leaders, supervisors, and individuals wishing to enhance and develop their leadership skills.
It has a specific consideration of contextualisation for female leaders who may have experience or work in a rural or regional workplace.
This microcredential will be applicable to any woman in a leadership position, or in a position where leadership is a development option.
What happens before, during, and after your microcredential
You are invited to familiarise yourself with considerations of studying a Microcredential https://www.futurelearn.com/learning-guide
From 15 May 2023
Women in Leadership
Gain the skills to face the challenges you may encounter as a female leader.
10 hours per week
You may choose to continue working through your individualised leadership development plan as you grow in your leadership practice.
What you will receive
Eligibility for up-to 5 Australian Credits at Undergraduate level from Federation University
You may be eligible for up to 5 Australian Credit Points from Federation University. The eligibility will be issued at the discretion of the relevant Institute of Federation University.
Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.
What is a microcredential?
Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.
Complete online courses led by experts over multiple weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.
Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.
Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.
Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.
Learning on FutureLearn
Your learning, your rules
- Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
- Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
- Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores
Join a global classroom
- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
- Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
- Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others
Map your progress
- As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
- Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate
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