Increasing change and uncertainty, exacerbated by the impact of external forces, means the task of leading people and organisations has become increasingly complex.

The ability to be an effective people-leader and decision maker is crucial to success in today’s context.

This course is designed to assist participants to identify personal strengths and skill gaps and develop strategies to improve their management and leadership skills. We’ll learn about leadership in terms of the individual leader and their contribution to the organisation, and how we can build our skills to manage, motivate and mentor in the workplace to improve organisational relationships, capability and success.  

Program Benefits

This is a contemporary course with theory linked to application which will benefit both individuals and organisations in a variety of ways.

Individual benefits:

  • Understand the evolution of leadership concepts and theories and how they can be applied in today’s environment.
  • Discover how business purpose, stakeholder and motivational concepts influence leadership style.
  • Learn about the importance and value of mindfulness for effective leadership.
  • Appreciation of the effect of ethical decision-making on leadership.
  • Ability to evaluate your own leadership skills and develop plans to improve.



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Organisational benefits:

  • Better decision-making.
  • Nurture and build future leadership competencies especially in today’s challenging times
  • Increase productivity from improved and effective leadership styles
  • Increase employee engagement, retention and organisational commitment.
  • Drive positive change in the organisation


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Key Information

Dates Delivery Location Cost (ex. GST) Who this is suited to

2 full day modules
9:00am to 4:30pm

28 - 29 October 2024

UniSA Business
City west Campus,
North Terrace,

2 day course: $1,495
Group discounts available
*Early bird: $1,390

*Available for enrolments received by Friday 18 October 2024

Emerging, mid-level and senior business leaders and executives from the private, public, and not-for profit sectors

What you can expect

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Leadership Theories
  • Motivational Models
  • Purpose of business
  • Stakeholder management
  • Ethical Decision-making
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Current and Future Directions in Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Mindfulness and Meditation

Learning Materials and Catering

  • All participants will receive a hard copy workbook upon arrival.
  • This course is fully catered including morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Credit Pathways and Certificate

  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion for attending this course.
  • You can gain a credit into the Leadership and Management Essentials Program (LME) by successfully completing this course and its assessment.
  • The course offers an opportunity for pathways into the UniSA MBA Program through the LME Program. 

Learn from the experts

Dr Sunil Savur is a Lecturer with UniSA Business. With a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Manufacturing Management, he has worked in various capacities in Australia, USA, Denmark and India. He has a PhD in Management for ethical decision making in Australian SMEs. His experience in large, medium and small enterprises coupled with research in business ethics enables him to deliver knowledge in practical management practice for current and future managers. Sunil is an active member of Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics (AAPAE), the centre for Business Ethics and Responsible Leadership (BERL) and the Academy of Management (AoM).

Dr Savur teaches ethics related and other general management courses at the School of Management – such as People. Leadership & Performance, Business Ethics and International Business – Strategy & Ethics.

Sunil’s current research interests are in ethical decision-making process in general and particularly in SMEs.

Dr Sunil Savur

Cancellation Policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.  


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