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UMG8022 Transition from Friend to Leader

8W Teaching Period 2, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Enrolment is not permitted if MGT8038 has been previously completed


This minicourse will assist with the ongoing development of leaders – particularly new leaders – by introducing a range of theories that can be used in a practical manner in a range of work situations. Many, if not all, leaders will recognise situations that they have experienced where the theories discussed in this course explain not only what has happened, but why it has happened. By understanding this relationship between theory and practice, leaders will better understand various facets of leadership and their application. Most importantly, you should understand by the end of this minicourse that leadership behaviour can be learnt.

This minicourse presents you with frameworks, theories and skills to support you in this transition, as you move from an existing team into a management position. You will also gain an understanding of the behaviours that are common in leaders.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see MGT8038 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

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

  1. effectively communicate complex leadership ideas through appropriate modes. (MGT8038 LO4);
  2. accurately summarise and reflect on leadership theories and their value in a given context. (MGT8038 LO1).


Description Weighting(%)
1. Leadership dyads and leader-member exchange 25.00
2. Managing the transition from team member to team leader 25.00
3. Transformational behaviours 25.00
4. Becoming an authentic leader 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Assessment 1 100
Date printed 10 February 2023