Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership Specialization

Starts Oct 23

Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership Specialization

Get ready for the Future of Work. Leading people and organisations to adapt, compete and succeed in a complex, global environment.

About This Specialization

In this specialisation you will strengthen your capability to effectively lead your people and organisation in an increasingly competitive and complex work environment. Through four themed courses, you will learn how to motivate by creating meaning at work and to harness the power of conflict, diversity and teamwork to innovate and increase productivity. You will strengthen your leadership skills and your capacity to adapt and align your organisation. Learning from psychology, sociology and organisation science will help you inspire, influence and drive change across your organisation so that you can position yourself and your organisation to taking full advantage of emerging opportunities. This involves learning how to: Apply key principles of organisational leadership to develop and evaluate strategies for attracting, motivating and resourcing talent; Take a strategic perspective in designing and aligning competitive, sustainable organisations; Meeting the challenge of interruptive complexities through agile shifts between different leadership styles; Creating vision and meaning to drive change and influence.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Organisational design: Know your organisation

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    When you become responsible for leading an organisation as a whole, your most important leadership challenge will be enabling your organisation to deliver on its strategy, whilst also ensuring that it remains sufficiently agile. This requires signi
  2. COURSE 2

    Organisational behaviour: Know your people

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    As you move through an increasingly globalised, competitive business environment, it's your ability to manage and lead people in a flatter, more team-driven context that is the key to organisational success. This course teaches you how to motivate an
  3. COURSE 3

    Adapt your leadership style

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The popular business press routinely romanticises the idea of the heroic business leader, who boldly and with great vision takes his or her company forward in brave new strategic directions and through dramatic organisational transformations. But
  4. COURSE 4

    Visionary leadership, identity & motivation: Become a meaning maker

    Starts 11/19/18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Faced with complex and ambiguous environments, how do leaders envision the future and instill their vision in a way that conveys its meaningfulness and drives change and innovation? This course addresses this challenge using the lens of leaders as meaning makers and sense givers. hip, vision and identity. Drawing on theories of organisational identity and identification, meaning, branding, and internal marketing, such as internal marketing, the course explores how students, as leaders, can influence the meanings in and around their organisation in a way that positively affects employees and other stakeholders. create a compelling vision and understand how to communicate with impact and meaning. These meanings pertain to vision, brand, reputation, organisational culture, and the meaning of work. As the complexity of the business environment continues to increase, a leader’s ability to help shape these meanings has become critical to their ability to lead effectively. In this course students why and how meaning has become a critical aspect of contemporary leadership, and what the main mechanisms are through which leaders can affect meanings in and around their organisation. The course also helps students grapple with the ethics of leadership seen through the lens of meaning making to ensure that these mechanisms are deployed to help develop more sustainable business organisations that help people realize their full human potential. Students will also understand how to build personal power to exert influence and how to harness the transformative power of social identity to sustain commitment to the vision. Special attention will be given to the role of identity in leading across cultures and borders. In exploring these concepts, this course will also build an understanding of how storytelling can engage and influence people beyond traditional approaches to communication. This course will also explore the role of brands and visual identity in organizational success. Students will develop awareness of brand identity and the role of brand in clarifying and reinforcing the vision, both within the organisation, and for partners and customers.

Creators

  • Macquarie University

    Ranked among the top two percent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered one of the world’s best universities, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.

    Macquarie is a hub of inspired and unconstrained thinking. Macquarie was founded with a unique purpose: to bring minds together unhindered by tradition. Created to challenge the education establishment, Macquarie has a rich track record of innovation. Macquarie actively shapes the complex issues that define the future of humanity.

  • Rebecca Mitchell

    Rebecca Mitchell

    Professor of Management
  • Jaco Lok

    Jaco Lok

    Professor of Strategy
  • Richard Claydon

    Richard Claydon

    PhD in Management (MGSM)

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