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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 minicourse 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
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 minicourse, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes planning and evaluating a professional conversation.
26 Apr 2021
21 Jun 2021
16 Aug 2021
11 Oct 2021
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.
Professional Conversations - Leading Through Conversations
A $710

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Digital Badges
When you successfully complete the assessment, earn credible digital badges you can share online via LinkedIn
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