The Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management (GCULM) is run in partnership between the School of Management and Marketing and the Division of Human Resources (OPC). The course is suitable for leaders and managers who have the opportunity to manage people, programs or processes within their work. Places are limited, there are 20 places available in this program.
The course is comprised of 4 subjects undertaken over a two (2) year period.
This subject examines leadership and leadership practice within the context of higher education and in alignment with the university's strategic mission. The subject explores various conceptualisations of management and leadership. Participants are encouraged to reframe their current understanding of leading and managing at CSU. Participants will explore various representations and theories of leadership to articulate their own leadership values and philosophy. This work-focussed subject aims to build self-awareness and reflective practitioners. Leadership is conceptualised not as something held by an individual but as a set of social practices that arises from relationships and conditions of work.
This subject examines and builds an understanding and appreciation of contemporary governance theory and practice within the Australian and higher education context. The subject also explores the roles and responsibilities of university governance mechanisms. Particular attention is given to the participant's leadership role in university governance and the implications for ethical and financially sustainable practice within a highly politicised tertiary environment.
This subject builds understanding and appreciation of effective university strategic leadership and management, within both the external and CSU context. Participants will develop knowledge and skills in the areas of strategic analysis, strategic choice and strategic implementation. In this subject particular attention is given to participants' leadership role in sharing knowledge, and leading others to develop and implement strategy and practise sustainability for longer-term organisational outcomes within the context of resource restraints and a highly politicised tertiary environment.
This subject builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership theory and practice developed in the GCULM course. This work-focussed subject aims to build capability in participants to critically analyse organisational capability and dynamics to lead people through and embed sustainable change at CSU.
Participants will explore and apply contemporary theoretical and practical approaches to key business communication skills needed to lead change in the context of an uncertain and dynamic internal (CSU) and external university environment.
Please contact Joanne St John, Professional Learning and Development Coordinator, Division of Human Resources on 0269 334 156 should you have any further enquires.