Emerging Leaders and Managers Program

Note: Program for sponsored cohorts (institutional or regional). Individual study available for members of nominated tertiary education professional associations.

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The Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP) is designed for new and aspiring tertiary education managers to develop their skills, knowledge and capacities to lead and manage effectively in the rapidly changing tertiary education environment.

  • Learning outcomes
    • An understanding of the breadth and depth of the tertiary education landscape in the Australian, New Zealand and global contexts.
    • An understanding of the complex internal and external drivers influencing the sector and how to respond appropriately to them.
    • An insight into the different roles and styles leaders and managers need to adopt to be successful in their roles.
    • A grasp of the nuances of policy and learn how it aligns with strategic intention and how it influences the development of organisational culture.
    • Greater understanding of institutional challenges through case studies and online discussions.
  • Program features
    • A set of core readings and related rich media resources for online study.
    • Supplementary resources for those motivated to explore the content more widely.
    • Opportunities to develop a critical reflective practice.


    • Upon completion, participants will be able to confidently transition into leadership and management roles and effectively influence and implement policies and processes.
    • Institutions will find staff better equipped to cope with the unique challenges faced by their institutions.
  • Suitable for
    • Higher Education professional services staff (equivalent to Australian professional HEW levels 6, 7, 8) and those who are new to management;
    • Higher Education academic staff (equivalent to Australian ACA B and C) and academics that are new to management;
    • VET/polytechnic teaching and professional staff in roles such as Education Managers, Principal Lecturers, Team Leaders, Co-ordinators, Corporate Managers and those who are new to management; and
    • Teaching and professional staff in foundation studies and/or private training institutions with roles such as Education Managers, Principal Lecturers, Team Leaders, Co-ordinators, Corporate Managers and those who are new to management.

Online modules

  • Module 1: Managing and Developing Yourself. This module focuses on knowing the self well before considering managing others. It has three main sections: leading the self; developing a critical reflective practice; and developing intra-personal intelligence.
  • Module 2: Managing and Developing Others. This module focusses on inter-personal intelligence and the specifics of transitioning into a management role; managing workplace relationships and developing others.
  • Module 3: Managing and Developing the Business. This module firmly situates business development within the tertiary education management environment and includes sections on thinking and working strategically and sustaining tertiary education institutions.
  • Module 4: Understanding the Tertiary Education Landscape. This is the most theoretical module of the program. It has two main components: the history and evolution of Australian tertiary education and policy processes and outcomes. It explores the increasing importance of management and the marketplace, policy settings, institutional governance, funding, internationalisation, institutional and sector diversity, and globalisation.

Program structure for indivuals

This flexible program is made up four online study modules that can be taken in different ways. Firstly as self-paced professional development by taking one or more of the modules.

Study is self-paced with suggested study commitment of approximately 30 hours over 8 – 10 weeks per module. There are regular application and entry points each month providing 12 months access to all four eLAMP modules.

Access will be granted on the first of each month, or the next business day. Participants will receive a welcome email with further instructions on accessing the curriculum a few days in advance.

To further enhance this professional development learning, next take the ‘for credit’ option by completing all four modules and all their assessment requirements; the learning consolidation workshop; and, the final work based project. This ‘for credit’ option is taken as a Bridging Program and guarantees entry in to any LH Martin Institute Graduate Certificate (GC) course with advanced standing for the 25 credit points, which is half of the 50 credit point GC.

Individual Study

Enrollment / Delivery

Module 1: Developing and Managing Yourself (9 weeks)Please visit the ATEM website for instruction on enrolling into these modules
Module 2: Managing and Developing Others (9 weeks)
Module 3: Managing and Developing the Business (9 weeks)
Module 4: Understanding  the Tertiary Education Landscape (10 weeks)
Bridging consolidation assessment period (2 weeks)April 2019*
Consolidation workshop (2 days)April 2019*
Work based (capstone) project (6-8 weeks)May and October*
Graduate certificate entrykey dates

*Bridging Consolidation workshops are only delivered if a viable cohort is reached. Please Express your Interest via email to the LH Martin Institute on the details below.


No fee for the online modules for ATEM Members. Please ensure membership is current at time of registration.

A$2500 (plus GST) for the bridging program, i.e. workshop and work-based project supervision and marking after completing all online modules.

Contacts for further queries for individual study

LH Martin Institute
E: martin-institute@unimelb.edu.au

For information on membership benefits, please contact ATEM directly on the details below:
T: +61 2 6125 5262
E: profdevelopment@atem.org.au

Program structure for Institutional/Regional Sponsored and Guided Cohorts

The eLAMP sponsored and guided cohorts are through an agreement between the LH Martin Institute and institutions where staff are selected and sponsored by one or more institutions and placed together to undertake eLAMP as part of a broader organisational development strategy. Participants of a guided cohort complete the four online study modules and their workshops at agreed times, and have the option to complete the capstone project to complete eLAMP ‘for credit’.

A guided cohort benefits from having:

  • A designated online discussion moderator who encourages discussion and peer-to-peer learning amongst the cohort;
  • Options to organise additional face-to-face meetings and to keep participants engaged;
  • Workshops run in-house at their institution or region, reducing travel costs.

For more information on guided cohorts please visit eLAMP - Sponsored and Guided Cohorts webpage.


I enrolled in eLAMP after having had the opportunity to lead an academic discipline for two years. This experience led me to ask significant questions about the current and emerging nature of leadership in the higher education industry. Through completion of the eLAMP modules I have come to better understand that leadership involves everyone; not just those in management positions. Moreover, leadership is a journey that begins with an understanding of self and an appreciation for the different perspectives of those around us. Completion of eLAMP won’t automatically make us better leaders, but it will provide us with valuable resources to initiate and guide our development.Damien Harkin, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology.
The online information is interesting and informative, good to be able to work at your own pace (as long as you make the time to do it). It is well structured with you being able to do the online section or go right through to gaining credit towards the graduate certificate. The blackboard does take a little bit to get used to however the reflective journal article and discussion boards are great and well worth doing. Heather is fantastic – nothing is ever too hard and she is always only an email or discussion board away. Looking forward to being able to complete the workshops in Auckland instead of having to travel to Australia – accessibility is the key.Kelly Storey, General Manager, Corporate Academy Group, New Zealand