Melbourne Aspiring Leaders and Managers Program


New in 2021, the Melbourne Aspiring Leaders and Managers Program is designed for new and aspiring managers to develop their skills, knowledge and capacities to lead and manage effectively. 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.

Suitable for

This program is for University of Melbourne professional and academic staff who aspire to or are newly appointed to leadership and management positions.

Program schedule

The Melbourne Aspiring Leaders and Managers Program consist of four online modules: Two modules in Semester 1 and two modules in Semester 2. Each semester-long program involves online assessments, three webinar/discussion sessions and a final workshop.

Semester 1:

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.

Semester 2:

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.

On successful completion of each Semester program and assessment tasks, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Expressions of Interest for the Semester 1 program are now closed.

More information

Optional Advanced standing for further study

Participants who complete all four modules have the option 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 25 credit points — half of the 50 credit points required for the award of a Graduate Certificate.


Program content

Dr Arnaldo Barone, Program Coordinator

Administrative matters

Dina Uzhegova, Program Officer