Melbourne Business School Short Courses New Leader Development Program (online)

New Leader Development Program (online)

Develop and grow with confidence as you discover your own leadership style.

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The New Leader Development Program (online) is designed specifically for those who are either new to a leadership role or aiming to move into a leadership role.

The New Leader Development Program (online) is designed specifically for those who are either new to a leadership role or aiming to move into a leadership role.

This course unpacks and guides new leaders to develop and discover their own leadership style, while sharing key leadership frameworks to allow participants to develop and grow as they move forward with confidence.

Delivered entirely online, the program is high touch and immersive, with a mix of live sessions, self-paced learning and peer coaching – all designed to fit into busy working lives. 

Who Should Attend?

Early career

  • Project managers who are early in their career
  • Identified potential for more senior roles in the future.


  • New team leaders and supervisors who have recently transitioned into their role.

Key Takeaways

Find your voice

  • Develop a leadership presence
  • Understand yourself as a leader
  • Gain increased clarity on the role of leadership in organisational settings
  • Articulate key aspects of your personal approach to leadership, including strengths and areas for development.

Build power and influence

  • Access to a broad range of pragmatic tools and frameworks for application in current and future leadership roles.

Manage relationships effectively

  • Manage relationships up, down and sideways
  • Engage with a diverse group of peers to broaden your perspectives on leadership experiences across organisations and industries.

Topics Covered

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Leading self

Understand your thinking styles, strengths and values for becoming the best leader you can be
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Leading others

Understand how empathy is important to lead others and consider how you show up at work
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Leading teams

Understand how multiple team membership impacts yourself and others, and leading high performing teams
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Leading strategically

Becoming familiar with methods to create your own strategy on a page, and effectively communicate it to your team
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Leadership in action

Create an action plan moving into the future of your personal leadership journey as a new leader


Keegan Luiters


Keegan has worked across organisations ranging from small business, government agencies, Not-for-Profit and education through to large corporate organisations to optimise team performance.

Burak Oc


Burak's area of expertise is leadership, power and organisational justice. His latest research looks at the social influences on subordinates and how subordinates shape the behaviour of those who lead them.

Deshani Ganegoda


Deshani is an organisational behaviour, justice and ethics expert who teaches Managing People and Negotiation on our MBA program. Her research and teaching include initiatives with corporate partners such as Target, Boeing, and Disney.

Geoff Martin


Geoff worked at the highest levels of international finance before becoming an academic focusing on risk-taking by executives. He has received several research excellence awards from the University of Melbourne.

Upcoming Sessions

This is an online program. The program fee covers tuition.

Applications typically close two weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than two weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

7 - 28 Mar Online
5 days
$2,800 AUD
18 Jul - 19 Aug Online
5 days
$2,800 AUD

Program Enquiry

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