PDC111201 - Arts Leadership and Social Innovation

Duration6 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Study modeOnline
Course codePDC111201


This online micro credential will begin by discovering the ways that leaders create and innovate products that promote social innovation within companies. Students will develop their understanding about social issues and learn how they have a role to play catalysing positive social change as a changemaker and future leader in the arts sector. Through a case study of an arts organisation in contrast to other industries examples, students can recognise similarities and differences between industry examples of product innovation and social innovation. The micro-credential will dispel the myth that social innovation is solely an objective of entrepreneurial insight and will encourage students to consider social innovation in their own capacity and how they can innovate through the arts sector. Additionally, the micro-credential poses the question: Who is responsible for innovation?

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

The Creative Business Champions program has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Regional Arts Services Network.

Career Opportunities

Completing this micro-credential will assist artists and employees of small to medium arts organisations to develop and manage their own business. 

Structure & Availability



6 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  1. Reflect on positive social innovation and entrepreneurship and cultural diversity in an arts organisational context
  2. Analyse a real-world example of leadership in an arts organisational setting
  3. Evaluate an arts leadership challenge in an organisational setting.


Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 


Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access.

You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

How to apply

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  2. Once you have added all the micro-credentials you wish to purchase, you will be directed to the payment gateway and will be asked to "authenticate" your account on our Learning Management System Be Different.  
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  3. After successful authentication, you will be redirected to the CQUniversity secure payment gateway. Please add your payment details to complete the transaction. 
  4. Following a successful payment, you will automatically be redirected to the course in the Learning Management System Be Different where you will find your selection of micro-credentials on your Dashboard.