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Leadership development

CQU Certificates of Leadership and Engaged Leadership

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development (SCM) was developed by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) and the University of California.

The SCM is about working collaboratively to develop leadership skills in our students. The model has two primary goals:

1. Providing students with an opportunity to expand their learning and development through -

  • Self-Knowledge - understanding and building on the student's strengths, values and interests (specifically in relation to leadership and individual "employability" skills, and
  • Leadership Competence - developing the skills to work collaboratively, solve problems, and work together effectively and creatively.

2. To enable the implementation of these skills through active participation in community focused projects, with the aim of facilitating positive change in the community.

Whilst this program is still in the developmental stage, our aim is to incorporate experiential learning and reflection through all levels of the program. This will ensure that upon completion of the program, not only will you have learnt new skills, but you will also have been able to actively demonstrate these skills - perfect for improving your future employability as well as having a positive impact on your community!

Theme Topics Online Modules Workshops and Retreats Release Date

Self (Knowledge and Leadership)

1. Professionalism and Workplace etiquette 

x

 

2015 - Available

2. Self Awareness 

x

 

2015 - Available

3. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Motivators

x

 

2015

4. Presentation and Facilitation skills

x

x

2015/2016

5. Narrative skills

x

 

2016

6. Building networks and maintaining relationships

x

 

2015

7. Resilience and Change

x

 

2016

Group (Leadership and Teamwork)

8. Problem Solving skills

x

x

2015 - Available

9. Critical/Creative thinking

x

x

2016

10. Communication skills 

x

x

2015/16

11. Constructive Conflict  and Difficult situations

x

x

2015

12. Team building and collaborative skills

x

x

2015

13.. Diversity, Multi-Cultural Awareness and Cross Cultural Competence

x

 

2016

14. Examine What is your Culture? An understanding of your own culture and how it drives your world views and prejudices.

x

 

2016

Society (Engagement and Social Innovation)

15. Project planning and management (and decision making)

x

 

2016

16. Business and Financial Acumen

x

 

2016

17. First Response training (Mental health)

x

 

2016

18. Team management

x

 

2016

19. Reflection, analysis and reporting

x

 

2016

20. Community Engagement and Collective Impact

x

x

2016

21. Action Project

(Required to be eligible for CQU Certificate of Engaged Leadership)

  

2016