Transition From Friend To Leader (UMG8022)

Support to move into a management position

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Starting 01 Mar 2021

Transition From Friend To Leader

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Leaders can struggle as they move into a supervisory role, leading teams they were once a part of.

This minicourse presents you with frameworks, theories and skills to support you in this transition, as you move from an existing team into a management position. You will also gain an understanding of the behaviours that are common in leaders.

About the course

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Effectively communicate complex leadership ideas through appropriate models.
  • Accurately summarise and reflect on leadership theories and their value in a given context.

What topics will you cover?

  • Leadership dyads and leader-member exchange
  • Transforming and inspirational behaviours
  • Becoming an authentic leader


To be eligible for a digital badge for this minicourse, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes a leadership analysis and a presentation for developing leaders.

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1 March 2021
Start date: 01 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
Start date: 26 Apr 2021
21 June 2021
Start date: 21 Jun 2021
16 August 2021
Start date: 16 Aug 2021
11 October 2021
Start date: 11 Oct 2021

University level expertise

Dr. Eric Kong is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland. He completed his PhD in Strategic Management at Monash University and holds a Master of Science in Quality Management from the University of Paisley, United Kingdom. Prior to joining academia, Eric worked in Human Resources and Training & Development in the private sector for 10 years.

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