The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership (GCALL) is an interdisciplinary 50-point coursework program available to confirmed and recently completed doctoral candidates. its aim is to equip candidates with the attributes, understanding and skills for future leadership roles within an internationally-competitive employment environment.
Two 25-point subjects will be developed in the GCALL in 2009. Ethical Leadership introduces the principles and practices of ethical leadership across cultures, concentrating on key thinkers from antiquity to the present day. It will be delivered as week-long residential intensive. In The Futures Project subject, delivered as a series of weekend-intensives across a semester, candidates will work in small interdisciplinary teams to design and deliver future studies projects.
The GCALL complements research-focussed doctoral programs by providing a breadth and cohort experience, as well as the opportunity to develop a range of advanced core competencies in analysis and synthesis, leadership, problem solving and teamwork.
Doctoral candidates who complete the GCALL will be able to:
* Demonstrate a familiarity with key thinkers in the history and philosophy of leadership from antiquity to the present day;
* Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of the complex social, ethical and cultural context of leadership through the analysis of case studies;
* Demonstrate an appreciation of how leadership operates in multiple professional contexts, including the academy, Government, NGOs, the corporate sector and general community;
* Identify and extend individual capacities for leadership in these contexts through targeted development of communication, problem-solving, teamwork and project-management skills;
* Initiate, manage and report on real-world projects using a range of project management systems and structures.
* Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge commensurate with the depth of their disciplinary expertise.