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The world is complex and complicated; inequality is rife, social change feels slow and more than ever individuals and organisations are being called upon to make the ‘right’ decisions to move society forward and create structures that are inclusive and effective.
In this introductory course, you’ll explore how you can lead effectively to create positive change. Through self-reflection and considering examples in pop culture, you’ll explore 7 characteristics that Ethical Leaders demonstrate and see how you can develop those characteristics for your own leadership. You will develop a better understanding of yourself and your drivers and the kinds of behaviours you can demonstrate to be an effective leader.
The content has been collaboratively developed across a wide working group of; change-makers, equity practitioners, social impact specialists, civic research and leadership experts to distil the key ideas. You will regularly have the opportunity to share and view the work of other learners to build your knowledge.
This course is made up of 8 main modules:
This course is a taster, designed to be completed in sections with opportunities to share stories, complete short quizzes and more in depth reflection activities.
It includes a detailed ‘more’ section if you would like to continue exploring any key concepts beyond this course.
This course is useful for:
Alex is a social impact practitioner specialising in volunteering. She is also an experienced and enthusiastic trainer and facilitator, with a particular interest in social issues, leadership, communication, public speaking and sustainability. With a graduate certificate in Social Impact, Alex is a former volunteer and community change program manager having worked with not-for-profits, NSW government and community collectives. Alex is also a member of the IMPACT2030 Council of Australia working towards realising the United Nations Sustainable Development goals through volunteering.
Leading the UTS SOUL Award program, she focuses on enabling students to demonstrate their social responsibility, increase their skills and knowledge to make change and increasing the impact of the community sector.
Dr Keith Heggart is an early career researcher with a focus on learning and instructional design, educational technology and civics and citizenship education. He is currently exploring the way that online learning platforms can assist in the formation of active citizenship amongst Australian youth.
Keith is a former high school teacher, having worked as a school leader in Australia and overseas, in government and non-government sectors. In addition, he has worked as an Organiser for the Independent Education Union of Australia, and as an independent Learning Designer for a range of organisations.
Keith has been successful in attaining grants from the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and also Penrith City Council.
Rick undertakes research, consulting and teaching activities that are concerned with education and community capacity building. In particular, he is intent on studying and supporting educational practice that serves the interests of people who are marginalised, or/and are engaged in advocacy, social action or community development activities. His researching and teaching has traversed a range of arenas, including schools, health promotion, youth work/education, arts and cultural development, international and community development, adult and community education, basic education, social movements and unions. Rick has led the design and delivery of leadership programs for local, state and federal government agencies; philanthropic foundations; education providers and community development organisations. He is currently the Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator for the School of International Studies and Education at UTS.
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