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#1 just roses

Posted 20 December 2019 - 11:59 PM

Has anyone done one?

I'm considering it. I already have a Masters in another field so don't want to do a full MBA, but would be interested in a shorter course for professional development.

But it's a bit daunting looking at all the different options with no idea as to what's good and what's not!

#2 lizzzard

Posted 21 December 2019 - 09:06 AM

I would be a bit leery of a generalist leadership certificate - I think you’d be better off doing something that is more tailored to leadership in your field. For example, if work in engineering, an engineering leadership course.

#3 JBH

Posted 21 December 2019 - 09:25 AM

I am also a bit wary of leadership courses. I’ve done a few seminars and found most were a combination of common sense and cliche. The exception was a two day course offered by a visiting professor of the Harvard School of Business, which was excellent, but very geared towards corporate leadership.

#4 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 21 December 2019 - 09:48 AM

For ScoMo?

#5 littlepickle

Posted 21 December 2019 - 01:03 PM

I have a grad cert in business (leadership) and absolutely loved the course:
- I enjoyed the diversity that the other participants bought to each unit. Having exposure to industries other than my own was a real highlight.
- all four units were offered as 1 week intensives which suits my learning style.
- the expectations in relation to the level of academic writing were high and this pushed me to put forward my best work.
- the group work was great- everyone was committed to achieving excellent marks
- it helped me achieve a higher level role / pay rate

- it is so expensive.. $4500 per unit (probably more now).

My two favourite units were-
Leading and facilitating teams
General leadership unit

If it fits within your budget go for it...

#6 rileys-mum

Posted 21 December 2019 - 06:22 PM

Accredited leadership courses in Australia are usually poorly delivered. The structure of qualifications contribute to this with many teaching to assessment rather than building diverse thinking to problem solve.

TBH - if you wanted to improve knowledge, do your own readings and do whatever you can to gain additional workplace experience.

As an employer I always prioritise experience over qualifications.

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