Becoming an Effective Leader, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
70 days
119 USD/full
119 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Becoming an Effective Leader course in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Develop your leadership skills as you learn the importance of self-efficacy, social capital, and leadership style.

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The Becoming an Effective Leader Certificate is part of the Business Leadership MicroMaster from EdX in partnership University of Queensland - UQx.

Strong leadership is regarded as one of the best predictors of organizational success and critical human capital required for career progression in almost every organization. However, leadership is also a highly complex and often misunderstood phenomenon. It‘s hard to define, but we all know good and bad leadership when we see it.

This course will equip aspiring leaders with an understanding of what leadership is and how an individual can develop the skills required to become an effective leader in their organization. 

Taught by instructors and presenters with decades of business and not-for-profit leadership experience, you will learn the difference between leadership and management, the importance of understanding others and building empathy and relationships, and gain a better understanding of the different leadership styles you may encounter throughout your career.

Learn through a series of engaging videos, interviews, case studies, written reflections, peer feedback, and other self-insight activities. Our instructors and faculty will help you identify your own values and ethics as a leader, and most importantly, build your self-efficacy, your confidence and belief in your own ability to achieve intended results.

What you'll learn:

  • What leadership means and how have we come to identify what it comprises.
  • Leadership styles and the theories behind them.
  • The relationship between power and leadership and how to influence others.
  • The role of ethics and values in leadership.
  • How to become a credible leader and business steward.
  • The importance of followership for leader outcomes.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • What is Leadership?
  • Leadership Styles (The History of Leadership)
  • Power and Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Believing in Something
  • Honesty, Integrity and Ethics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English writing/reading proficiency (required), Some experience in managing people (recommended)

Tuition Fee

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