• Why join the course?

    Leadership is an immensely growing field, and is one of the most written about topics in the last 50 years. Many people aspire to leadership roles, or want to develop their leadership skills to excel. This course provides an overview of leadership concepts, theories and practices and is designed as the first of three courses on the topic by leading expert Dr Guy Forsyth.

  • Who is the course for?

    The Foundations of Leadership is designed for those making a move into a role as team leader and for those leading small teams. The Foundations course equips new and emerging leaders with the skills to step up in your career.

  • 100% Online. Start Anytime!

    Study when you want, where you want, to get the most from your learning. This online course is delivered in 9 videos (5 hours total). With 24/7 unlimited access, you can watch the videos as many times as you need. This online short course is non-accredited and there is no assessment. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have viewed all content.

What will you achieve in this course?

By the end of the course, you will understand:

  • Different definitions and components of leadership
  • The difference between management and leadership
  • Leadership qualities and traits
  • Common leadership theories
  • Transaction and transformational leadership
  • Improving team performance
  • Good leadership and ethics
  • Distructive and negative leadership

Course curriculum


  • Dr Guy Forsyth


    Dr Guy Forsyth

    Dr Forsyth provides commercial, legal and project management advice and training to public and private sector clients. With experience across over thirty different organisations, Dr Forsyth is able bring a range of skill sets such as contract management, Intellectual property advice and guidance, strategic planning, procurement and tender preparation evaluation, service level agreement formation, performance review, probity advice, project and program governance, IT outsourcing and stewardship, benchmarking and market testing, bid management, commercial evaluation, and risk analysis/ management. He also lectures and tutors at University and works with the Department of Defence as a leadership and ethics trainer, advisor and mentor. Dr Forsyth completed his Doctorate in management at the University of NSW (Canberra) where he specialised in leadership. His areas of study include strategic management, managing technological innovation and leadership. Prior to this he completed a Masters of Corporate Law and delivered a major thesis on Intellectual property. This work extensively researched the application of IP in the ICT industry. Dr Forsyth has maintained close connections with the Australian Institute for Commercialisation and the Office of ICT Commercialisation. He is currently a member of the Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand and has participated in numerous seminars on the methodology for IP commercialisation. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW with a double major in accounting, finance and system and he has been a member of the Australian Institute of Project managers since 1994. He has been a Member of the Australian Computer Society, Australian Society of Accountants, Institute of Management, and Society for Computers and the Law.

Flexible and Affordable

What you get: Unlimited access to 8 videos - 100% online learning. Start anytime, study your way

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