• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Robert Marshall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course is a highly practical course focused on interpersonal- and managerial- skill development and enhancement. It is a unique course developing crucial skills to lead and succeed when managing teams. The programme will equip you with a concrete strategy for developing and transforming your team leadership abilities. It draws upon well-validated frameworks and tools to help learners implement and practice new practically oriented ways of leading and managing people. Theories and frameworks come from psychology, management, and validated consulting practices.  Under-pinning evidenced based management practice a core component will be about developing greater insight about one’s own interpersonal skills.  This will involve completion of a 360-style instrument. Data and key behavioural competencies will map on to topics covered during the course. From this you will receive personal feedback on your own skills sets, as well as opportunities to focus on key managerial priorities for development. Utilising the 360 feedback you will explore interpreting personal data, providing constructive feedback, coaching others, managing performance, conflict, senior relationships, politics and the essential roles needed to succeed at as a high performing manager and beyond. 

By improving your effectiveness managing individuals, working in groups through giving feedback, providing intrinsic rewards and coaching, you will learn how to create and sustain team momentum and manage periods of change, conflict or crisis. More importantly, you will learn how to create a culture of achievement and accountability delivering effective team and managerial outcomes. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. Determine frameworks for inspiring people and motivating them to perform at a higher level. (EBM: Ask and Apply)
  2. Construct a development plan to grow your leadership and managerial capabilities. (EBM: Acquire and Apply)
  3. Critique the strategies, behavioral approaches that help you managing individuals and teams. (EBM: Appraise and Evaluate)
  4. Evaluate the appropriateness of the plan developed by your peer. (EBM: Appraise and Evaluate)
  5. Summarize relevant empirical evidence regarding yours and your partner’s performance development plan. (EBM: Aggregate and Analyse)
  6. Integrate evidence from diverse disciplines to find new ways of thinking and leading. (EBM: Aggregate and Create)
  7. Coach your peer to lead at a higher and more successful level. (EBM: Apply and Create)
  8. Develop new insights into your leadership style. (EBM: Apply and Create)
  9. Reflect on class and peer feedback provided during tasks and exercises to improve meta-cognitive and leadership skills. (EBM: Assess and Evaluate)

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Module 1

Report – Partner personal development plan (30%) 

Evidence-Based Assessment of personal development plan & way forward (40%)

Module 2

Summarizing learnings and relate to self in story telling video (20%) 

Leadership development methodology analysis (10%)

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It is expected that you will spend at least six hours per week studying for this course. This will include: a three hour seminar. In addition, at least 3 hours per week of private study is needed. This time should be made up of reading, library research, working on exercises and assignments. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into consideration when planning how to balance study with the demands of your employment and other social activities.

Preliminary Reading

Discipline of Teams (2005). ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT HBR BESTSELLER Jon R. Katzenbach Douglas K. Smith



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5061 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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