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UED8024 Professional conversations - Leading Through Conversations

8W Teaching Period 5, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Enrolment is not permitted if EDU8400 has been previously completed


Together, information and knowledge power professional conversations, and empower influence and leadership. In their Harvard Business Review (2012), article of the same title, Groysberg and Slind proposed that, Leadership Is a Conversation. Conversation illuminates ideas, options, and understandings, and also leads to new knowledge, even wisdom. American feminist, author, and critic Margaret Fuller who implored, If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

This unit is about conversing with openness and purpose, and about improving the depth, interest and outcomes of professional conversations. Infusing professional conversations with information and knowledge makes them more effective, productive, persuasive, authentic and action orientated. Leaders seek greater rigour in their own exchanges, as well as encouraging those that they influence to seek, inform, authenticate, analyse, interpret and reflect as they converse.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see EDU8400 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply specialist knowledge and understanding of coaching & mentoring to build individual and organisational capacity. (EDU8400 LO1)
  2. Apply advanced cognitive and communication skills to plan and articulate an advanced strategy to improve performance in a professional context (EDU8400 LO5)


Description Weighting(%)
1. Perspectives on knowledge 33.00
2. Integrating information and knowledge into professional conversation 33.00
3. Influencing and knowledge in leading and influencing others 34.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Planning document No 100 1,2
Date printed 10 February 2023