Emerging Leaders and Managers Program
Register and start anytime (ATEM members only)
Online modules and activities: free
The tertiary education sector is facing increasing external pressures for change, including funding model changes, increasing competition and commercialisation, larger and more diverse student cohorts with increasing expectations for value and quality, growing government scrutiny and rapid changes in technology. In short, the current environment in which tertiary education managers work is so complex that the combination of skills, knowledge and judgements required to lead and manage effectively demands substantial professional training and development, and due recognition of accredited practitioners as professionals.
This program has been designed as an online resource for new and aspiring managers in the tertiary education sector. It is reflective of the knowledge and skills necessary for effective institutional management and leadership in challenging times.
The program will enable participants to:
- gain a grasp of the breadth and depth of the tertiary education landscape in Australia, New Zealand and in the global context;
- develop an understanding of the complex internal and external drivers influencing the tertiary sector and learn how to respond appropriately to these drivers;
- gain insight into the different roles and styles leaders and managers need to adopt to be successful in their roles and develop flexibility across these styles and roles; and
- grasp the nuances of policy and learn how it aligns with strategic intention and how it influences the development of organisational culture.
Program design and structure
The program has been constructed to provide a ‘meta-framework’ for management and leadership skills and capabilities across the tertiary education sector.
The four self-study modules
Module 1: Managing and Developing Yourself
Module 2: Managing and Developing Others
Module 3: Managing and Developing the Business
Module 4: Understanding the Tertiary Education Landscape
These modules may be taken individually as general professional development or taken together as a program leading to formal credit recognition in LH Martin Institute's Graduate Certificate programs.
Each module can be studied online at participant’s own pace and consists of:
- a solid set of core readings and related rich media resources for self-study, with supplementary resources for those motivated to explore the content more widely;
- opportunities to develop a solid reflective practice; and
- opportunities for online interaction with others engaged in self-study within a virtual cohort.
Articulation into the LH Martin Institute's award programs *Updated*
If the above modules are taken as a formal program of study, they can lead to articulation into the LH Martin Institute’s Graduate Certificate programs. In addition to the core readings, rich media resources, online interaction with peers and the development of critical reflective practise, the following study is necessary to have these modules count towards advanced standing into the award programs:
- self-assessment in the form of an online, open book, multiple-choice test at the end of each module;
- submission of reflective journals indicating understandings of stages of reflective practice.
- attendance at a one-day facilitated workshop per module
Participants who meet the above requirements will be provided with a Certificate of Completion for each module.
Once participants receive Certificates of Completion for all four modules, they are eligible to submit a final capstone project (drawing together critical reflections of learning from all four modules and applying this to an agreed work-relevant capstone assignment) which will take the form of a 3000 word report or position paper.
Once all modules, workshops and the capstone assignment are successfully completed, an equivalent of 25 credit points will be formally recognised for entry into LH Martin Institute's Graduate Certificate programs.
Activities and fees
*Correct as at April 2013. Fees may change without prior notice.
Accessing the program
This program is available for ATEM members.
Access for ATEM members
|ATEM Individual Members||Log in to ATEM website and follow prompts|
|ATEM Corporate Members||Institutions with Corporate Membership may nominate 5 staff members to enrol in the program. Contact ATEM to register.|
|ATEM Premium Corporate Members||Institutions with Premium Corporate Membership may nominate 20 staff members to enrol in the program. Contact ATEM to register.|
For enquiries about your ATEM membership, please contact Kim Tan via e-mail to email@example.com or phone +61 2 9351 9456.
Access for non-ATEM members
You will need to join ATEM prior to registration. Find out about the benefits of ATEM membership and how to become a member on their website. Alternatively, please contact Kim Tan via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 9351 9456.
Accessing the demo site
A demo site is available for potential participants to view. Please contact us (details below) if you would like to gain access to the demo site.
In-house program at your institution
Alternatively, this program can also be run in-house for a cohort of staff from your institution. Please contact us if you would like to organise this with us.
" It is just wonderful how your program uses so many different sources and media with links to interesting sites and talks. My experiences of distance learning in the past has been sitting with a workbook at home reading through chapters, which can be hard to keep motivated. I am loving this program with the videos, audio clips, web links, suggested readings – it doesn’t feel like a chore." Karen in Auckland, New Zealand.
For further enquiries regarding this program and expressions of interest
Telephone: +61 3 9035 8648