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UNSW Learn to Lead

UNSW Learn to Lead

Learn to Lead | UNSW's free short leadership course


Unlock your leadership potential with Learn to Lead—a self-paced online course crafted exclusively for UNSW alumni.

This year’s topic is progress needs resilient leaders — In a world brimming with challenges, how do we lead to inspire hope for the future? Organisations increasingly need resilient leaders to steer them. Unlock the tools and insights to propel your career forward while shaping a brighter future for your workplace and beyond.

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

Meet your course convenor — 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 recognised Frederik as one of the 'Top Voices' to follow on their platform for insights on Work and Careers.

More about Frederik

Frequently Asked Questions

Are my friends and family able to register for the course?

Learn to Lead is designed exclusively for graduates of UNSW. 

I'm not available at the time of the live course components (introductory panel and live Q&A sessions), will there be a recording I can watch at a later date?

Yes, all live sessions will be recorded and available to course registrants to watch at their leisure. 

I've registered for the course, but I haven't received any further information.

You should receive a confirmation email shortly after registering with your access details for the online learning platform. You will also receive an email on the morning of the program opening, letting you know the program is open. Please get in touch with us if you do not receive these emails. Information on support available throughout the course will be shared on the learning platform. 

Is the course completely online? Do I need to attend any face to face sessions?

The course is delivered 100% online. There are no face to face components. 

Will I get a certificate if I complete the course?

Alumni who complete the course will receive a certified digital badge, which can be added to a LinkedIn profile or used elsewhere online. 

Do I need to work in a leadership role to undertake this course?

No, Learn to Lead is valuable for everyone! Whether you’re a leader, an aspiring leader, or you just want to learn more about how you incorporate this topic into your career, Learn to Lead is for you.

Can I gain points towards AGSM’s Certificate in Executive Management & Development (CEMD) by completing Learn to Lead?

Yes! The AGSM Certificate in Executive Management and Development (CEMD) provides formal recognition of professional development and provides credits towards selected MBA qualifications and Graduate Certificates. It provides a unique bridge between short courses and postgraduate degree programs. All AGSM short courses and customised programs can contribute towards your Certificate.

Each time you complete an AGSM course, you are awarded CEMD points. Once you have achieved 12 points over a period of 48 months, you are eligible for the CEMD. Everyone who completes the Learn to Lead program by midnight, 17 June 2024, will earn two CEMD points. Please note that you may accrue a maximum of 8 CEMD points from Learn to Lead.

For more information about this course contact: 

UNSW Alumni Experience Team