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Learning the Practice of Leadership

Delivered by Executive Education


Gain foundational leadership tools to confidently guide others and achieve positive outcomes.   

For those aspiring to leadership positions, one of the greatest obstacles you’ll face is gaining experience to lead successfully and demonstrate your readiness for promotion.  

In this course, you will learn-by-doing in a series of realistic and practical leadership challenges that will help you hone key skills, self-awareness and confidence to motivate others. Working alongside fellow professionals, you will engage in activities designed to expand your capacity to lead solutions and overcome organisational problems.

An expert course facilitator will support you with the tools, insights and activities to refine and reflect on your own leadership practice.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
in-person, classroom
30 October–1 November 2024
UQ Brisbane City

Who should attend

  • Early to mid-career professionals with little prior knowledge or experience in leading others.
  • Individual contributors and functional specialists seeking to gain experience before transitioning to a  leadership position.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites needed for this course.   

What you'll learn

  • Gain insight into your own leadership practices and create an action plan to further develop your leadership skills.
  • Understand how individual and collective motivation, competence and communication are used in effective leadership.
  • Discover ways to delegate tasks, coach colleagues and manage performance to achieve organisational objectives.


There are no assessments for this short course.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Executive Education courses.

Certification and accreditation

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Richard O'Quinn
Dr Richard O'Quinn
Lecturer in Management & Leadership, Business School
Dr Ree Jordan
Dr Ree Jordan
Lecturer in Management, Business School

People aren’t ‘born’ as engineers, doctors, or accountants and the same goes for leaders. Leading others effectively requires knowledge, skill, and practice. This course provides unique opportunities to gain all three.

Dr Richard O'Quinn, Lecturer in Management & Leadership, Business School


Applicant Price
Individual A$2,500
UQ Alumni A$2,000
Early bird discount A$2,250

For group bookings, please contact us at to learn about our group discounts and corporate package options.

GST is included in the cost

Discounts can't be used with other discounts, offers or special promotions.

Payment options

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) for payment, including corporate credit cards. If you do not have access to a card, please contact our team at to discuss your options. 


UQ Brisbane City