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Learn to Lead Facilitators Announced for 2024


UNSW Sydney is proud to announce the facilitators for this year’s "Learn to Lead" program, a self-paced online course crafted exclusively for UNSW alumni.  

The theme for 2024 is ‘Progress Needs Resilient Leaders’ — which aims to prepare leaders to inspire and manage with resilience in today’s challenging global landscape. 

Course Lead - Professor Frederik Anseel

Professor Frederik Anseel is the Interim Dean at UNSW Business School. He is a Professor of Management and has been Senior Deputy Dean in UNSW Business School for four years. Frederik studies how people and organisations learn and adapt to change. Since 2021, LinkedIn has recognized Frederik as one of the "Top Voices" to follow on their platform for insights on Work and Careers.

Associate Professor Steven Most

Leading the initial module on foundational leadership principles is Associate Professor Steven Most, from UNSW’s School of Psychology. With a PhD from Harvard and recognized by awards from multiple prestigious organizations, including the ARC and NIH, Professor Most is renowned for his research and effective teaching methods in psychology.

Lucy Brogden AM

Lucy Brogden AM, who will helm the second module, brings over 30 years of commercial experience from her senior roles at Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young, coupled with significant advisory capacities to top Australian leaders. Recognized for her service with the Order of Australia, Lucy’s focus on mental health and leadership makes her an integral part of this leadership program.

Professor Richard Holden

Professor Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School, a faculty alumnus of MIT and the University of Chicago, and the President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review and has recently published a book titled Money in the 21st Century: Cheap, Mobile, Digital (University of California Press).

Professor Justin Wolfers

Professor Justin Wolfers is a Professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, currently visiting UNSW. He was recently named by the IMF as one of the "25 economists under 45 shaping the way we think about the global economy." His research focuses on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economy, law and economics, social policy and behavioural economics.

Special Guest - Stela Solar

Special content on the impact of technology on leadership will be presented by Stela Solar, the Inaugural Director of Australia’s National AI Centre and a former Global Director at Microsoft. With extensive experience in leading technology-driven business transformations, Stela’s insights will be invaluable to understanding leadership in the digital age and how that accelerates positive AI adoption and innovation that benefits business and community. 

This lineup of facilitators, all acclaimed in their respective fields, ensures that participants in the "Learn to Lead" course will gain unparalleled insights and guidance to forge ahead in creating positive, resilient organisational impacts. Don't miss out on your spot in this year's Learn to Lead — register today!

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About this program

Led by UNSW academics and alumni who excel in their fields, this short course is designed to progress your leadership journey. Join like-minded graduates as you delve into dynamic leadership principles and practices. Learn to Lead empowers you to navigate the evolving challenges of today's world with confidence and optimism. Unlock the tools and insights needed to propel your career forward, all while shaping a brighter future for your workplace and beyond. Presented by UNSW Alumni Experience in partnership with AGSM @ UNSW Business School, Learn to Lead is your gateway to becoming the leader you aspire to be.

Course details

Dates: Monday 3 June – Monday 17 June, 2024
Commitment: 6 - 10 hours over two weeks
Cost: Free for UNSW alumni
Format: 100% online with flexible deadlines; learn at your own pace and around your own schedule
Delivery: Online platform, featuring a combination of webinars, lectures, interactive Q&A sessions and self-paced learning
Recognition: Receive certification in the form of a UNSW-certified digital badge which can be added to your Linkedin profile