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FUTURE SKILLS SHORT COURSE

Digital Leadership

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Lead high-performing agile teams and develop the capability to drive results in an age of accelerating digital disruption.  

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2 Nov 2020

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Prerequisites
None
Time commitment
6 weeks (5-8 hours per week) 100% online
A$ 1600 incl GST

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Why learn Digital Leadership

McKinsey found organisations who invest in leadership are 2.4 times more likely to hit their performance targets. Yet other research by Capgemini found that only 54% of companies believe they have the leadership skills to drive successful change.  

How does it work

The world of work has drastically shifted with accelerating digital disruption calling for a new era of leadership. Navigating today’s complex, volatile, and ambiguous landscape, it’s become essential for leaders to drive agile businesses to succeed in the digital economy.  

To support emerging and existing leaders, we’ve partnered with global technology leader Thoughtworks. Bringing cutting-edge techniques such as creativity, quick decision-making, and agile workflow processes, we’re here to help transform your career.  

Bring your learning to life with a final leadership presentation at the end of the course, and let your customer value mindset, knowledge, and capability shine through.  

What you'll learn
  • Analyse, critique, and apply a range of digital leadership models 
  • Identify opportunities and design initiatives to influence change in organisations 
  • Learn how to lead in an era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) 
  • Develop a Business Model Canvas 
  • Understand the SCARF approach to communication 
  • Develop customer-centric mindset and explore ethical leadership models 
  • Evaluate leadership outcomes and measures 
  • Implement strategies to drive a positive workplace culture 
  • Confidently present your proposed leadership style and justify your initiatives
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Course Structure

Module 1

The future of work

Introduction into digital leadership

VUCA

VUCA Prime

Module 2

Starting with the customer

Customer experience

Defining your organisational purpose

Creating customer-focused value

Module 3

Get work done in teams

Explore agile leadership

How to measure success

Characteristics of high performing teams

Module 4

Developing your leadership style

Attributes of a successful leader

Servant leadership

Creating a human-centred culture

Module 5

The leader’s toolkit

Establishing a Business Model Canvas

Effective communication

Creating a feedback culture

Module 6

Final project

Resilient leadership

Presenting with influence

 

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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Develop skills that have been validated by industry, while getting credentialed by a world-leading university.

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You'll gain knowledge and practical skills from renowned industry partners who are at the forefront of their field.

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Be guided by a network of industry experts and peers, and supported by our dedicated success team.

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