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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.

Improving how you manage your own time and resources will help you manage others more effectively and ensure your leadership practices are sustainable.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for professionals and leaders from any sector who are seeking evidence-backed strategies to improve their self-management, and enhance their leadership capabilities.

Analyse your current management practices

Evaluate your own self-management and leadership practices, beliefs and behaviours, and explore what you could improve. Examine the positive and adverse impacts of personal leadership on overall organisational performance.

Improve your capacity to manage time and resources

Gain a strong evidence base to help you manage time and stress, delegate to and coach others, build adaptability and resilience, and achieve greater alignment between your behaviour, goals and values. Explore strategies to better use your own resources (including personal resources such as psychological wellbeing, resilience and cognitive load) rather than reacting to others.

Develop your resilience in challenging scenarios

Identify leadership challenges and evaluate personal response strategies to overcome them within your team and organisation. Examine different dimensions of resilience and why these are important. Develop understanding and routines that can help you respond more effectively to challenging situations.

Apply strategies to sustain effective leadership

Explore frameworks to help you understand and set future priorities. Plan to implement your learned processes within your own professional context, so you can confidently respond to challenges and ensure you are leading effectively and sustainably into the future.

Who you will learn from

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

Dr Belinda Allen

Teaching Specialist – Department of Management & Marketing

Having started her professional life as a psychologist, Belinda has been passionate about understanding what makes people tick. She is particularly interested in understanding the working lives of individuals and collaborating with individuals to make work a more satisfying and productive experience. Belinda has also earned degrees in human resource management and organisational behaviour. Belinda’s expertise covers leadership, stress management, teams, and high-performance work practices.

More from this series

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

The Adaptive Leadership series

This series gives leaders and aspiring leaders the core knowledge, skills and tools to navigate leadership opportunities and challenges in the context of digital transformation and dynamic competitive environments.

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

The 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 Personal Effectiveness as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1350.00 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 May 28, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Personal Effectiveness, 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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29 May – 25 June 2023

Registration closes May 28, 2023

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