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  • Online Study
  • START: 08 MAY 2023
  • 5 WEEKS (4-5HRS/WK)
  • $2,950

Discover your own leadership style

Our New Leader Development Program is designed specifically for those who are either new to a leadership role or aiming to move into a leadership role.

Develop the skills to become a leader who influences and inspires, while building a strong sense of self-motivation and confidence with a network of like-minded peers.

The program is high touch and immersive, with a mix of live sessions, self-paced learning, and peer coaching – all designed to fit into busy working lives. You’ll leave with an understanding of your own leadership strengths and an ability to identify development opportunities for your future growth.

Introduction to the course

Engage with a diverse group of peers to broaden your perspectives on leadership experiences across industries and gain a network of industry peers facing similar challenges that you can connect with after the program.

Keegan Luiters
Program Director, New Leader Development Program (Online)

Who should enrol

Current and aspiring leaders

Our New Leader Development Program short course is designed for those who want to fill the gap in the future of work landscape by becoming an adaptive and well-informed leader. Learn the distinction between managing and leading and discover your personal leadership style with Melbourne Business School Online.

Why study the New Leader Development Program short course?

Gain confidence as a future leader

  • Recognise your leadership qualities  
  • Increase your understanding of the function of leadership in organisational contexts  
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses to develop a holistic approach to effective leadership  
  • Establish your leadership presence

Find the right leadership framework for your environment

  • Apply practical-based learning to identify current and future leadership roles and their needs  
  • Through practical-based learning, unlock empathetic leadership qualities needed in today's landscape

Model positive stakeholder management

  • Develop positive stakeholder relations at all levels of an organisation  
  • Recognise the diversity within peer groups, and empower those you engage with  
  • Identify and embrace emerging trends that impact future leadership needs

What you will study

Understand your thinking styles, strengths and values for becoming the best leader you can be.

Understand how empathy is important to lead others and consider how you show up at work.

Understand how multiple team membership impacts yourself and others and leading high performing teams.

Becoming familiar with methods to create your own strategy on a page and effectively communicate it to your team.

Create an action plan moving into the future of your personal leadership journey as a new leader.

You’ll engage with a diverse group of peers to broaden your perspectives on leadership experiences across industries.

Keegan Luiters
Program Director


Frequently asked questions

Live sessions are an important and valuable part of the Melbourne Business School Online learning experience. Whatever the form of the live session, whether a lecture, a panel discussion with experts, working through relevant case studies, or receiving a practical demonstration of a tool, each live session is purpose built, interactive and highly beneficial to attend live. While dates and times may be subject to change, the current live sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • S1: Thursday 11 May (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S2: Thursday 18 May (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S3: Thursday 25 May (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S4: Wednesday 01 June (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S5: Thursday 08 June (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

Please note, live session times may be subject to change.

No, there will be no pre-course work requirements. There will be an orientation module in the first week of the course, which we strongly recommend you work through to set yourself up for success in the program.

Every short course will start with an orientation module that opens at 12pm (local Melbourne time) on the Thursday prior to Monday’s official course start date.

Melbourne Business School Online will release the first module of the course at 9am (local Melbourne time) on Monday of the course start.

Melbourne Business School Online will accept enrolments up until 12pm mid-day (local Melbourne time) on the Monday (start date).

Melbourne Business School is jointly owned by the business community and the University of Melbourne. Melbourne Business School is the approved provider of a range of University of Melbourne degree programs. This short course is not delivered on behalf of, or by, the University of Melbourne, and does not provide credit towards a University of Melbourne degree program.

Yes, there will be an assessment component which will enable you to further build on your skills throughout the program. The assessment will be completed upon conclusion of the course.

Upon successful completion you will receive a Melbourne Business School Certificate of Completion.

Your certificate takes the form of a shareable digital badge. This provides you the opportunity to showcase to the world your newly acquired skills and serves as a digital record of your achievement.

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