Our Emerging Leaders Program is designed for the up-and-comers who are smart, savvy and want to take their leadership credentials to the next level.
Designed to mirror the key capabilities required by those in management and leadership roles, this exciting program will help you develop the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to achieve their full potential. You will enhance your leadership skills to create a culture of inspiration and motivation, which will assist you to maximise the performance of your team.
With the guidance of a personal online coach, you will develop the knowledge and practical skills to lead and manage teams across a broad range of industries, while learning how to improve productivity, effectively manage others to perform their best, and to implement a change management plan. You will also explore techniques to plan, execute and evaluate your own work, and the work of a team.
This course comprises of three subjects:
On completion of the Emerging Leaders Program, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915).
Please refer to Program Outline for more information.
This comprehensive program will teach you how to:
Emerging leaders looking to take their leadership credentials to the next level and who are currently working in (or wish to secure) roles such as:
Note: It is expected that students are currently working in a team leader or manager position. Those who do not have any direct reports will be responsible for obtaining information from managers within their workplace, where required as part of the program.
As part of the Emerging Leaders Program, you will have access to a personal online coach.
The online coach is an experienced professional who will assist and guide your learning. At key milestones throughout each subject, you will have the opportunity to submit your work and ask for help, share thoughts and decisions, and receive feedback via phone or Skype.
You will have access to your online coach at the following milestones for each subject:
The personalised feedback session will be conducted for approximately 30 minutes. In addition, you will have access to the Leadership and Management Community where you are able to meet your peers, share ideas and resources, and post any questions you may have to the community.
Darren Lott, Personal Online Coach
Darren Lott has over 25 years experience in human resources, management and leadership, project management, coaching and training. He has held management roles in government, public and private organisations and currently manages his own consultancy, Logicool Solutions.
He has project managed a wide range of training and solutions for leading Australian and international organisations incorporating best practice learning methodologies, e-learning technology and innovative program design. The programs have involved everything from emerging leadership training, change management, project management, customer service, and training and assessment.
Outside of training he has been involved in a wide range of projects that typically involve change, management strategy, corporate values, and culture and people management.
Often, the only time we get or give feedback is when someone has done something wrong, or scheduled performance reviews. In addition, we often only get feedback from one or two sources. This is not a true indication of how you are doing compared to expectations of performance.
As part of your development in the Emerging Leaders Program, you will undertake an informal 360-degree feedback review. This self-paced assessment will enable you to gain feedback from two key stakeholders to:
Develop your Capabilities
Success in your role and career are based on your personal abilities. This subject focuses on ensuring that you have the personal abilities you need to achieve your full potential in your current and future roles. The subject is about providing leadership across the organisation; managing personal work priorities and professional development; and developing and using emotional intelligence.
As part of this subject you will participate in an emotional intelligence self-assessment covering self-awareness and awareness of others, reasoning, resilience and realising potential. You will then utilise what you learn to give you the best chance possible to lead yourself and others to succeed.
This subject focuses on the skills and capabilities required to maximise the performance and productivity of those you work with. This may be staff who report to you, however, it could also be members of a project team you are on, multi-departmental activities, and even customers and suppliers you have partnerships with.
Leading people requires different capabilities than managing yourself. This subject is about managing people performance, leading and managing effective workplace relations, leading and managing team effectiveness, and developing a workplace learning environment.
Once you have a culture of excellence in place, you can focus it on extracting the full potential from the resources under your care. The process for doing this is made up of three areas — facilitating continuous improvement, creating an innovative work environment and managing risk. The framework that will be used to complete these tasks is that of managing projects.
This subject is about facilitating continuous improvement, managing an operational plan, building and sustaining an innovative work environment, managing risk, and undertaking project work.
When can I enrol?
You may enrol into this program at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
It is expected that students are currently working in a team leader or manager position. Those who do not have any direct reports will be responsible for obtaining information from managers within their workplace, where required as part of the program.
There are no exemptions for this program.
Enrol directly into the program for $2,615 (GST exempt).
Individual subjects are $900 (GST exempt) each.
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You have up to 12 months to complete the course. This program has three (3) subjects. You have a total of 12 weeks to complete the assessment requirements for each subject.
The program is delivered online. Kaplan’s online learning portal, KapLearn, enables us to provide you with innovative, interactive learning resources and support. You can access KapLearn from anywhere at any time using a computer or mobile device that has internet access. KapLearn is where you access the learning material, activities and assessments, as well as access ongoing support.
As part of this course, you will also have access to an online coach, who will assist and guide your learning. At key milestones throughout each subject, you will have the opportunity to submit your work and ask for help, share thoughts and decisions, and receive feedback.
The program textbook Management: Theory and practice by Kris Cole (5th edition) is provided on enrolment.
Assessment for this course is as follows:
The Capability Development Plan covers the first two subjects in the course, Develop Your Capabilities and Lead People. The Change Management Plan covers the third subject, Facilitate Change.
You may submit your assignment at any time before the conclusion of your 12 week study period if you think you are adequately prepared.
Kaplan Professional assignments
You must submit your assignment within 12 weeks of your enrolment date.
If your first submission is deemed ‘not yet competent’ you are required to resubmit it. You will only need to resubmit the question(s) that do not have the demonstrated knowledge requirement. If a resubmission is required, it must be within 16 weeks of your enrolment date. More detailed information about the assignments can be found in the Program Outline.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements
This program requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.
If you have any doubts about whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake a Kaplan Professional program, we recommend you speak with our Student Services team on 1300 662 203 or email email@example.com.
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