Melbourne MicroCert Effective Leadership Communication

Become an authentic, persuasive and engaging communicator to enhance your effectiveness as a leader.

  • Fees: $1350 AUD (inc GST)
  • Delivery mode: Online
  • Duration: 4 weeks
Enrol now Starts Nov 1, 2021

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Industry-ready skills

Develop in-demand skills aligned with industry best practice you can apply immediately.

Taught by leading experts

Learn from internationally recognised academics and professionals with years of on the ground experience.

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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Continuous disruption is the new normal and in ever changing environments it is essential for leaders to be able to communicate clearly and effectively.

This course is ideal for those wanting to develop both an understanding and practice of being authentic, articulate and persuasive as a leader.

Understand how people process information

Learn about how cognitive processing can help craft influential communication, including the effect of concrete vs. abstract language and the sequencing of statements.

Become more influential by enhancing self-presentation

Learn the effect of verbal and non-verbal presentation, and how social identity and social learning process can support more reflective and deliberate communication practices.

Communicate more authentically

Develop different ways of communicating effectively with peers, colleagues and stakeholders in a variety of online and face-to-face settings, according to the latest research and industry best practice.

Apply leadership communications practices in your workplace

Learn how to analyse and explain various forms of leadership communication, and formulate a plan for integrating evidence-based practices in the workplace.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Professor Susan Ainsworth

Associate Professor in Organisational Studies

Susan is an internationally recognised expert in discourse analysis, qualitative methods, older workers and gender within organisations. Her industry experience encompasses industrial relations, equal employment opportunity and human resource management in public and private sector organisations.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Managing Teams series

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It's been developed in consultation with leading professional services organisations, major business stakeholder organisations, and human resource management and organisational development practitioners.

This series also provides a pathway into the proposed Master of Professional Management. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take Effective Leadership Communication as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1350 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Oct 31, 2021

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Effective Leadership Communication, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request


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1 November – 28 November 2021

Registration closes Oct 31, 2021

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