In a twist on the more standard technique of hiring a consultant or bringing in an ex-consultant to work inside a firm, the Transformational Leadership Program is aimed at helping organisations develop their own executives into consultants.
The modules cover a range of high-level consulting skills such as evidence-based decision making, project planning and stakeholder management.
The 14 participants in the ANU course are a mix of public and private sector executives and consultants.
The youngest participant, Claire Thomas, wants to develop the skills needed to take up a transformation role in government.
Ms Thomas, who spoke to The Australian Financial Review part-way through the second module of the course, said she was learning how to decipher the work of consultants.
It will offer bespoke courses for public sector employees in areas such as whole-systems thinking, market engagement and development and outcomes-based commissioning of services.
Australian public research university RMIT is launching the country’s first dedicated online short course on blockchain technology, the underlying innovation behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
The emergence of blockchain as a disruptive, game-changing technology has spurred Melbourne-based RMIT University to offer Australia’s first online course on the sector.
The entry-level program will cost AUD$1,500 and will be open to all entrants, students or otherwise, on learning how to adapt and apply blockchain technology across industries.
The 8-week course will be “as practical as possible”, RMIT adds, by connecting participants with the blockchain industry community.
We’ll start with the blockchain fundamentals, then use them to develop real-world business strategies,” the Melbourne public university added.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible for one full credit unit (12 credit points) into select RMIT business programs at a bachelor or master level to be recognized by prospective employers.