Leading and Managing People

Learn how to successfully motivate people to perform at their best and achieve desired organisational outcomes.

  • Learn how to successfully motivate people to perform at their best and achieve desired organisational outcomes.
  • Understand the difference between leadership and management.
  • Learn how your style impacts the people around you - your staff, your peers and your boss.
  • Improve your knowledge skills to change your style to influence others.
  • Explore motivation and values and how they influence individuals.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Self-awareness, emotional intelligence and leadership styles.
    • Management in organisations.
    • Challenges in leadership and decision-making.
    • Teams, teamwork, and communication.
    • Conflict: your conflict style and how to approach conflict.
  • Should I attend?

    • Managers and team leaders in the private, public or not for profit sectors.
    • Professionals who are, or may become responsible for overseeing work done by others in pursuit of organisational objectives.
  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • a deeper understanding of yourself and your impact on others
    • awareness of how to alter your behaviour to influence others positively
    • improved communication skills when interacting with other.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain:

    • leaders who can build skills and develop their own and their team's emotional intelligence
    • teams with greater trust, cohesion, wellbeing, and effectiveness.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • Gain credit into the Professional Management Program by completing this course and its assessment.
    • The course offers pathways into the Adelaide MBA as part of the Professional Management Program.
    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.

Enter our online learning space

Your course will be delivered via our virtual learning platform and includes the following:

  • access to online course materials and activities 1 week prior to live virtual learning session
  • online support and interaction with your facilitator and course coordinator
  • live virtual learning sessions with your facilitator
  • further self-learning resources to embed your learning
  • post course evaluation.

You will need:

  • computer or tablet
  • web browser Chrome or Firefox to view your course online
  • webcam, headphones and microphone
  • internet connection (broadband or 4G minimum)
  • notepaper and pen
  • a willingness to participate and engage with the instructor and other course participants
  • if your first language is not English, you must be equipped to demonstrate English Language Proficiency throughout your short course enrolment at a minimum IELTS Level 6.5 in all bands in line with the University of Adelaide’s Minimum English Language Requirements.

Available course dates:


  • Friday 5 + 12 + 19 + 26 August 2022 (9.00am - 11.30am ACST)

    Course Start Date: Friday 5 + 12 + 19 + 26 August 2022 (9.00am - 11.30am ACST)
    Session Information:
    Friday 5 August 2022; 9.00am-11.30am (ACST) - live virtual learning session 1
    Friday 12 August 2022; 9.00am-11.30am (ACST) - live virtual learning session 2
    Friday 19 August 2022; 9.00am-11.30am (ACST) - live virtual learning session 3
    Friday 26 August 2022; 9.00am-11.30am (ACST) - live virtual learning session 4
    Access to online activities available one week prior to first live virtual learning session
    Location: Online
    David Pender-BEc, MBA (Adelaide), CA
    Senior Lecturer in the Adelaide Business School
    David is a leading Australian consultant specialising in the development and success of knowledge-intensive organisations. He has worked widely in the public and not-for-profit sectors both in Australia and overseas concentrating on sustainable performance improvement through people and organisational development. The application of knowledge management principles and negotiation skills are a key part of his work. David is also an adjunct lecturer at the Business School conducting classes in negotiation, knowledge management and leadership. He is also completing his PhD in knowledge management at the School.
    Schedule number: 8013
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$1,250.00
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