Centre for Continuing Education

Leadership Course

Leadership. Inspiring and enabling organisations to create and realise optimal value.

Learn Leadership the smart way with Leadership courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

The success of any organisation depends on its leadership. This leadership course affords leaders and aspiring leaders in a range of positions, industries and organisations, the opportunity to analyse key themes within a series of interrelated modules. It will provide you with the tools required to effectively lead your organisation and team to greater efficiency and achievement. We will explore your personal motivations as you develop a greater understanding of leadership preferences and the impact they have on people. You will have an opportunity to learn about a range of issues in an informed, facilitated dialogue, allowing you to develop practical and tangible approaches for your individual and professional challenges.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand what it means to be a leader and how to become genuine leaders in their organisations.
  2. Understand their own leadership preferences and how to best deploy their strengths to build better more effective teams.
  3. Recognise their own motivations and those of their team members thus allowing them to tap into those motivations allowing team members to gain a sense of self achievement leading to personal commitment to the team and organisation.
  4. Build productive team environments where team members are given Autonomy, Mastery and a sense of Purpose again leading to personal commitment…not just compliance.
  5. Work more productively across cultural boundaries through understanding key elements of cultural difference and the specific impact these difference have on leadership style, communication, decision making, teaming and relationships.
  6. Better understand and communicate with their their stakeholders through the use of a structured stakeholder analysis tool and recommendations on how to deal with the different categories of stakeholder.


This leadership course covers the following topics:

Module 1

Explores leadership and what it means to be a leader and moves on to examine teams and team development.

  • Understand what it means to be a leader and recognise that leadership and management are complimentary.
  • Team basics.
  • Recognise and deal with the stages of team development.
  • Work with team members in the most effective ways.
  • Building a performance environment.

Module 2

Using your individual results from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and a number of highly interactive activities we will start to gain and understanding of self and how this will impact your leadership style. The impact of the individual differences of team members are considered.

  • Evaluate and enhance individual leadership to become a self-aware and an innovative leader.
  • Understand your leadership portfolio and how to best deploy your leadership strengths.
  • Considers the implications of differences between individuals on a team.

Module 3

Using your individual results from the Strength Deployment Inventory questionnaire we will consider you and your team members' motivations and how to enhance team performance through tapping into individual motivations. We then look at conflict resolution through negotiation.

  • Understanding motivation.
  • Building commitment – not just compliance.
  • Conflict management through negotiation.

Module 4

Looks at the implications of culture to leadership and team dynamics and introduces a model of stakeholder analysis.

  • What is culture and why is it important?
  • Culture can be measured.
  • How to effectively deal across cultural boundaries.
  • Stakeholders and stakeholder analysis.

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for anyone in, or aspiring to move into, a leadership role. The skills and techniques introduced in this course can be transferred across any industry or sector.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as a combined lecture and interactive workshop. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and background to broaden the discussions.

Before the course

Prior to attending this course you are required to complete both of the following questionnaires:

Please Note: The results from these questionnaires are critical to parts of the course and must be completed at least 48 hours prior to attendance. If you have already completed the questionnaire within the past 2 years, have access to your results and can bring a copy with you to your course, there is no need to purchase and complete the questionnaire again. If you have not completed the questionnaire previously, or if you have completed the questionnaire more than 2 years ago, please purchase and register for the questionnaire using the relevant link(s) above. Please note that the fees for each questionnaire are in addition to this course fee and are non-refundable in all circumstances.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • I really enjoyed the content of the Leadership course, which has inspired me to develop better my skills at my current role, and provided the tools required to better lead the team and organisation to great achievement. Thanks to the tutor who had a great impact on us.

  • Our tutor was great — engaging, intelligent, a great communicator and presenter.

  • This course will change my career!

  • The presenter was an effective educator and excellent communicator, providing many insights that had an impact on my learning. This leadership course made me aware of, and gave me the tools to change my behaviour in the workplace to achieve more effective outcomes. I thoroughly enjoyed this training.

  • A wonderful tutor who presents very well, is interesting and inspiring.I enjoyed this course so much and I learnt a lot. I walked away thinking I do have some power in my position even though I work in a highly regulated corporate environment. I just need to think about things creatively. Plus I learnt a lot about myself. I highly recommend this course.

  • Small class in a convenient location. Excellent instructor who knew the topic well and fostered a meaningful learning environment.

  • A valuable investment that provided me with new leadership tools relevant to my work. This tutor has incredible knowledge. Group activities provide valuable interactive learning opportunities. An energising and motivating education program.

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What others say.

  • Loved the course! It was mind blowing! The tutor was great too, and offered many relevant examples that kept all of us interested and captivated! Will come back again for other courses.
  • This course was really great value. I would definitely look to the Centre for Continuing Education for future short courses.
  • The content of the course was theory based and was really interesting learning the various personality types and styles. This would be helpful to be taught in all organisations and would assist in resolving or preventing a lot of conflict in personal and professional settings.