The Influential Leader

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  • 4 days



  • 7 hours per day


  • No

Delivery mode

  • Face-to-face


  • Sydney CBD


  • $7,260.00


About this Microcredential

The most influential leaders are those who are capable of holding steady in the face of uncertainty and complexity, and who are equipped to deliver organisational outcomes while navigating intricate politics, systems and stakeholder relationships. Such complexity means leaders need to continuously reassess their personal skills, emotional intelligence and impact; understand how others perceive them; and recognise the different drivers that motivate those around them.

The Influential Leader microcredential focuses on leading and influencing in a dynamic, pandemic-affected world. It’s suited to those who hold a strategic leadership role with a broad span of responsibility and influence. You’ll explore a range of leadership opportunities and challenges, and learn how to most effectively connect, influence and lead – with or without formal authority – in working environments that are increasingly flexible and virtual.

Key features

  • Develop your repertoire of skills and interventions - Learn how to best engage, inspire, influence, empower and coach others.
  • Take your leadership from operational to strategic - Understand the perceptions and needs of consumers, clients and stakeholders, and learn how to apply strategies to influence them.
  • Examine your personal style - Gain deeper insights into your leadership style and its effectiveness through 360-degree feedback from facilitators and peers.
  • Build practical skills and learn from experts - Participate in hands-on, interactive and experiential learning delivered by renowned industry experts.

Calendar 2023

Multiple offers available. See Ready to Enrol for all available dates.


There are no prerequisites to undertake this microcredential.

Who should attend

  • those wanting to move into a more strategic leadership role with a greater scope of responsibility and influence
  • senior executives and high-performing business or operational managers working to achieve outcomes across multiple teams
  • employees (SES Band 1 and EL 2) in the Australian Government
  • employees (SES Director and Clerk 11/12) in the New South Wales Government.

Professions and Employers

So that you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills employers require now and in the future, we design many of our microcredentials in consultation with a range of industries and sectors. Having such experts involved in creating the fundamentals of your degree provides you with opportunities to contextualise your learning, and gain the latest career insights.


  • Change agent or manager
  • Management consultant
  • Senior manager
  • Strategic leader


  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Consulting firms
  • Government, education and charity sectors

Who you will learn from

Roslyn Williams
Roslyn Williams
Leadership Coach and Mentor

Roslyn Williams is an accredited strengths-based coach, facilitator, leadership developer, mentor, writer and speaker. She brings many years experience in people management, leadership and program delivery, working with individuals in diverse functions and industries characterised by complex stakeholder relationships and operating landscapes.

Larry Marlow
Adjuct Professor Larry Marlow
Clinical Psychologist, Adjuct Professor & Executive Coach

Larry Marlow’s professional experience includes senior management roles across the public and private sectors in the fields of IT, marketing, public healthcare, academia and management consulting. A registered clinical and organisational psychologist, adjunct professor and highly experienced executive coach, he works with individuals, management teams and organisations to assist business, cultural and personal behavioural change.

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