Leadership Development

Leadership Development is a three day course covering the three modules outlined below. Participants are required to attend all three modules to gain maximum benefit from the program. Each module in this series is linked to the next module and requires field-work outside of the classroom experience in order to support your personal and professional development. Each module is also highly interactive and will draw on participants' needs and experiences from working at the University of Sydney.

Key objectives

  • Identify ways in which to make lasting changes to participants' management of self and leadership of others
  • Identify, practice and apply skills for improving coaching and challenging conversations
  • Identify strategies and skills to adapt to personal and work related change

Key content areas

Module One - Leading People

To build the capacity of leaders within a university community to implement the 'how' and 'what' of leading people. Key content areas covered are:

  • Distinguishing between 'managing' and 'leading'
  • Situational leadership and leadership styles
  • Self-leadership and leading others
  • The 'Authentic Leader'
  • The Leader as Coach

Module Two - Leading Performance

To strengthen the skills, levels of trust and quality of two-way negotiations in performance conversations. Key content areas covered are:

  • Conversations that create engagement and performance
  • Dialogue versus monologue
  • Skills that help create clarity, specificity and responsibility
  • Working past our personal habits and limitations in challenging performance conversations
  • Reaching agreement

Module Three - Leading and Influencing Change

To prepare leaders to handle the complexities of change at work and personal levels in a university environment. Key content areas covered are:

  • Key change frameworks
  • The skills of change
  • The leader as change agent in a university context
  • Personal adaptation to change

Target Audience

This program will enhance participants' skills in strategic thinking and influencing managers and teams. It will also be beneficial for those who have management and supervisory experience and who are now seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities.

As a guideline this would include general staff at levels HEO 9 - 10 or academic staff (A/B) seeking to further their authentic leadership skills.


Arthur Rindfleisch has 25 years experience as a facilitator of leadership education having worked in the corporate sector, professional services and the public sector, including the university environment. He has a strong commitment to helping people learn and grow and builds a learning environment that is both challenging and fun. He places a strong emphasis on how the leader manages him/herself, as well as the key practices of leadership. His style is highly engaging.


9.00am - 4.30pm


Ground Floor, Bligh Building (L03B)
90 Carillon Avenue, Newtown
Sydney University Village
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