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Digital Leadership

Become a high-performing leader as your business switches to digital. Learn how to manage people, prepare for change, and build strategies to succeed in industry 4.0.

Time commitment
6 weeks (5-8 hours per week) 100% online
Next start date
6 Jan 2020
A$ 1600 incl GST
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Why learn Digital Leadership

According to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, leaders need to think, act and react differently to guide businesses in the digital age, yet only 5 per cent of organisations feel confident that they have strong digital leadership in place. That's why we’ve teamed up with global technology leader Thoughtworks to equip emerging leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants with digital leadership skills for the future. Learn cutting-edge techniques from some of Australia’s most influential innovators, including creativity, quick decision-making, and agile workflow processes to help transform your career and workplace.

How does it work

This course equips you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to successfully lead in a fast paced, complex and uncertain environment. Over 6 weeks, you'll study the future of work, the demands and qualities of the modern leader and identify your own mindset and biases. You'll then learn how to lead in a modern organisation, looking at how to inspire teams with purpose to deliver value for customers. 

The course runs entirely online so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule, with a mix of tutorials, interactive webinars and 1:1 mentor support. You'll learn from the real world experiences and challenges faced by our industry partners, and apply your new knowledge to a leadership scenario to create a personalised leadership development plan. 

Skills learned

Agile development, team empowerment, soft skills for enterprise, digital management strategies, digital communication techniques, culture growth and more. 

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Course Structure

Module 1

The shift in leadership

Shifts in Leadership


VUCA prime 

Module 2

It starts with the customer

Why the customer?

A simple and clear purpose 

Research and decision making 

Module 3

How to get work done in teams

The Agile leader

Cascading measures and OKRs

A high performing team 

Module 4

Developing your leadership style

Different leadership styles

Servant leadership

Creating a human place to work


Module 5

Developing your leadership toolkit

Pulling it together with the Business Model Canvas


Creating a feedback culture 

Module 6

What's next?

Presenting and storytelling 

Resilience and vulnerability 


Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

Hugh WilliamsProfessor/Advisor/Founder

As one Australia’s most highly regarded and inspiring technology leaders, Hugh has led product and engineering teams at some of the world’s most successful tech companies including eBay, Pivotal, Tinder, Google and Microsoft. Hugh has also worked in an advisory basis with Redbubble, Doordash, Moonpig, Rome2rio, Expert360, Domain, and Ocado Technology. Having also owned his own startup, Hugh is currently working on finding, investing and supporting Australia’s next generation of companies at Rampersand. Hugh knows how to scale and lead high performing teams, possessing a strong desire to help people succeed and grow. Hugh is passionate about using his knowledge of world’s best practice in digital leadership to mentor local talent. He also shares his knowledge through a Professorial role at the Melbourne Business School and the University of Melbourne.

Bridget LoudonCEO & Co-Founder at Expert360

Bridget is passionate about the future of work, in particular using the power of technology to increase work participation and more broadly tackle inequality through more and more accessible work opportunities. She has won numerous accolades such as Forbes 30 Under 30, Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia, FutureMakers list of Australia’s top 25 Emerging Entrepreneurs under 25, Shoestring’s Top 50 Australian female entrepreneurs under 40. Bridget is the Co-Founder & CEO of Expert360, APAC’s leading marketplace and management platform powering the freelance economy. There are over 25,000 approved freelancers on the platform which is used by 4,500 hiring managers across 450+ companies.

Rebecca HoughtonTalent change facilitator, speaker and coach

Rebecca's international career has spanned two decades at the forefront of talent thought leadership. She has transformed the traditional approaches of legacy organisations such as Australia Post and Bupa Australia, leading multiple award-winning initiatives in support of the changing nature of work.  Today Rebecca helps organisations and leaders to do business differently.  

Julia BirksAssociate strategic design director, Isobar

With 16 years’ industry experience spanning industrial, print, digital and service design, Julia is passionate about anchoring an organisation's strategy around great customer experiences and outcomes-driven work. Julia has delivered UX and service design projects, ranging from expert reviews, website redesigns, digital strategies, current state service mapping and future state service design. She has worked with a variety of industries, including state and federal government, finance, telecoms, education and health. She loves facilitating, and using design thinking and an iterative approach to solve complex organisational problems.

She sits on the committee for the SDNow Conference in Australia, and on the Board for the Spectrum app which is seeking to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTQ youth.

Gary O'Brien Principal consultant, Thoughtworks

A business technology leader with over 25 years' experience, Gary helps clients to bridge the connection between technology led business transformation and value delivery, enabling agility and growth. Gary is also a co-author of "Digital Transformation Game Plan" and co-creator of Digital Fluency Model. And a coffee connoisseur and blogger at www.coffeefourdad.com.

Sue VisicHead of Offerings, Thoughtworks

A strategically focused business leader with over 20 years’ experience, Sue helps organisations to rethink how they focus their operations and assist them to make more informed, data guided business decisions. Sue's expertise includes developing and implementing organisational strategies, delivering large scale technology transformation programs, building high performing consulting teams and partnering with clients to resolve complex operational problems.

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