The Melbourne Aspiring Leaders and Managers (MALM) program is designed for new and aspiring managers to develop their skills, knowledge and capacities to lead and manage effectively.
A unique feature of MALM that has been highly prized by previous participants is its delivery to mixed cohorts made up of both professional and academic staff. This feature has been lauded by participants for the way it enables a richer and fuller understanding of the University environment, particularly on issues around leadership and management.
The flexible study program was developed by practitioners in the higher and vocational education sectors and combines theoretical insights with practical realities and ‘real world’ case studies. Participants undertake self-paced online learning and guided discussions, developing critical reflective practice and interacting with others experiencing similar issues.
This program is for the University of Melbourne professional and academic staff who aspire to or are newly appointed to leadership and management positions.
The Melbourne Aspiring Leaders and Managers program consist of four online modules: Two modules commencing in a February/March cohort and two modules commencing in a July/August cohort. Each module involves online assessments and a series of workshops.
Managing and Developing Yourself: focusing on leading the self; developing a critical reflective practice; and developing intra-personal intelligence
Managing and Developing Others: addressing interpersonal intelligence, the specifics of transitioning to a management role; managing workplace relationships and developing others.
Managing and Developing the Business: situates business development within the tertiary sector and includes thinking and working strategically in tertiary education institutions.
Understanding the Tertiary Education Landscape: covering the history and evolution of higher education policy processes and outcomes, and the increasing importance of leadership and management considerations for policy settings, institutional governance, funding, internationalisation, diversity, and globalisation.
Participants will receive a formal Statement of Accomplishment upon successful completion of each individual module's assessment requirements.
Please note the schedule for the 2022 Beta cohort is still being finalised. Below is the schedule for the MALM Alpha Cohort - Semester 1, 2022, please use this as an indication of workshop schedules.
|Module 1||Introductory Session||10am - 1pm||17 March 2022|
|Mid-module Workshop||10am - 1pm||7 April 2022|
|End of Module Workshop||10am - 1pm||28 April 2022|
|Assessments Due||9am||16 May 2022|
|Module 2||Introductory Session||10am - 1pm||19 May 2022|
|Mid-module Workshop||10am - 1pm||9 June 2022|
|End of Module Workshop||10am - 1pm||30 June 2022|
|Assessments Due||9am||18 July 2022|
|Module 3||Introductory Session||10am - 1pm||18 August 2022|
|Mid-module Workshop||10am - 1pm||8 September 2022|
|End of Module Workshop||10am - 1pm||19 September 2022|
|Assessments Due||9am||17 October 2022|
|Module 4||Introductory Session||10am - 1pm||27 October 2022|
|Mid-module Workshop||10am - 1pm||17 November 2022|
|End of Module Workshop||10am - 1pm||1 December 2022|
|Assessments Due||9am||19 December 2022|
Optional Advanced Standing for further study
Participants who complete all four modules will receive a Certificate of Program Completion. This enables the participant to undertake a Capstone project for Advanced Standing in one of the LH Martin Institute Graduate Certificate programs. Completion of a Capstone project provides advanced standing of 12.5 credit points towards an LH Martin Institute Graduate Certificate.
How to Apply
This professional development program is free for the University of Melbourne staff.
Applications for Semester 2 Beta Cohort are now open.