Leadership in Global Development

Delivered online

Enrolment Date(s):
12 weeks per course
$150 per course
Enrolment deadline:
6 Jun 2017

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Course description

International Development aims to reduce poverty and improve the living standards, health and quality of life for those in developing countries. As our world becomes more complex, qualified and skilled professionals are needed to lead across sectors and organizations.

Are you working in international development and want to take the next step in your career? Is having more in-depth knowledge of the development sector vital to success in your current role?

In the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program, you will develop the strong technical and management skills needed to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in international development. You will learn the skills development agencies are increasingly demanding from its leaders and managers.

You will learn how to analyse and respond effectively to complicated problems in development, viewing them from a range of different perspectives.

The MicroMasters Program will cover leadership theory; key concepts in sustainable development; how to be an effective and adaptive leader; and current trends in international development.

Upon successful completion of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program, students will meet one of the key entry requirements for UQ’s 12 month Master of Leadership in Global Development program.

Job Outlook

  • The demand for development professionals in the private sector is increasing.
  • Development industry representatives have expressed the need for development professionals with leadership skills and business acumen.
  • Exciting career opportunities are available with multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, aid contractors, government departments, non-government organisations and mining and other private sector companies.

What You’ll Learn:

  • An understanding of the prominent perspectives, trends, and challenges of leadership styles in development.
  • Intermediate leadership skills and knowledge to manage complex challenges.
  • A critical understanding of the practice and policy of sustainable pathways to development.
  • Skills in adaptive development practice, in finding local solutions to complex problems, and for scaling those solutions to improve policy.
  • The ability to apply critical reasoning to the analysis of development-related issues.

Entry requirements

4 Courses in Program