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Professional Conversations - Leading Through Conversations

Improving the depth, interest, and outcomes of professional conversations

Conversation illuminates ideas, options, and understandings, and also leads to new knowledge, even wisdom.

This course is about conversing with openness and purpose, and about improving the depth, interest and outcomes of professional conversations. Infusing professional conversations with information and knowledge makes them more effective, productive, persuasive, authentic, and action orientated.

This course has a four-week teaching period requiring a total of approximately 40 hours of learning. All course learning materials are available on demand.

About the course
What will you achieve?

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

  • Apply specialist knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring to build individual and organisational capacity
  • Apply advanced cognitive and communication skills to plan and articulate an advanced strategy to improve performance in a professional context
What topics will you cover?
  • Perspectives of knowledge
  • Integrating information and knowledge into professional conversation
  • Information and knowledge in leading and influencing others

To be eligible for a digital badge for this course, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes:

  • Planning and evaluating a professional conversation
  • This optional assessment is due at the beginning of week 7
01 Sep 2024
University level expertise
Cecily Andersen lectures in coaching, mentoring and educational subjects at the University of Southern Queensland. She is an experienced leader, mentor and coach, with over 40 years of experience in the education sector. Her research interests include social justice, leadership in complex contexts, and how school leaders use coaching and mentoring to build capacity in others.
Course Credit
Mentoring and Coaching (EDU8400)arrow
This Microcredential represents 0.25 units towards the 1.0 full unit course (Mentoring and Coaching EDU8400)

Professional Conversations - Leading through Conversations can be taken as a stand-alone course, or it can be completed as one of four Microcredentials that stack together for credit for the one unit course Mentoring and Coaching (EDU8400).

The other three Microcredentials in this stack are:

  • UED8021 Professional Conversations - Coaching
  • UED8022 Professional Conversations - Mentoring
  • UED8023 Professional Conversations - Feedback

In order to be eligible to apply credit to a program you must first meet all program admission requirements and successfully complete four UniSQ UpSkill courses from the same course stack.

Professional Conversations - Leading Through Conversations

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