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EXCELSIA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Excelsia College is a specialist in professional, personal and educational development. At Excelsia we understand what it takes to achieve your ultimate professional goals. Our programs leverage the resources of Excelsia College and are delivered by instructors that are eager to share their real-world professional practices. Our tuition is designed to give students skills that will instantly translate into positive results in the real world.

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Excelsia Professional Development courses are delivered completely online.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Minimum English language required.

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Professional Development

What makes us different?

MENTORSHIP

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Over 3,000 alumni and accomplished academics around the world attest to our whole-of-person education

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Course fee: $1,875

Course length: 12 weeks

Intake: Feb, Jul, Sep

Online delivery

Organisational behaviour is the study of how people as individuals and in aggregate determine the character, dynamic and effectiveness of an organisation. This unit is designed to provide students with an in-depth introduction to the broad range of theory, research, and practice in organisational behaviour. The unit aims not only to provide a better understanding of how individuals, teams, and organisations function, but to elucidate the role of leaders in organisations, the role that individual personality and motivation play in organisational structure, and how group and team dynamics shape organisational goal outcomes and individual performance.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of organisational behaviour.

Demonstrate an ability to synthesise and apply knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories and research on organisational behaviour to the analysis of case study and research data.

Demonstrate an ability to research in depth an element of organisational behaviour and present a coherent argument in essay form.

Integrate biblical frameworks into a contemporary understanding of leadership and organisational behaviour.

Apply knowledge in a critical evaluation of the organisation in light of a specific element of organisational behaviour, within an overview of organisational behaviour theory.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Formal assessment is a mandatory part of this course. In order to successfully complete the course, you must pass all assessments and ensure you adhere to the relevant due dates. Details of the specific assessment requirements can be found by contacting the school of Business.

Course fee: $1,875

Course length: 12 weeks

Intake: Feb, Jul, Sep

Online delivery

Theories of organisational learning address the processes which lead to (or prevent) changes in organisational knowledge, as well as the effects of learning and knowledge on behaviours and organisational outcomes. Organisations are shaped by complex learning processes which combine current experiences with lessons learned in the past. From an organisational change perspective, organisational learning is an organisation-wide continuous set of processes that enhance the collective ability to perceive, comprehend, and respond to internal and external events. The strategic link between organisational learning theory and organisational change is that, in order to be competitive in a changing environment, organisations must adapt to survive and prosper, and that adaptive change is a consequence of organisational learning.

Critically analyse and critique the major theories of organisational learning.

Critically analyse and explain the dynamics of strategic organisational change.

Critically review and evaluate the reasons for different approaches to change and apply this understanding to volatile or novel organisational contexts.

Critically analyse and critique common perspectives on the role of, and relationship between, individuals, teams and leaders in the change process.

Integrate biblical frameworks into a contemporary understanding of organisational learning and change.

Integrate the concepts of organisational learning, strategic and innovative change management with leadership theory and practice.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Formal assessment is a mandatory part of this course. In order to successfully complete the course, you must pass all assessments and ensure you adhere to the relevant due dates. Details of the specific assessment requirements can be found by contacting the school of Business.

LEADERSHIP

Course fee: $1,650

Course length: 12 weeks

Intake: Feb, Jul, Sep

Online delivery

In some ways, the term ‘business ethics’ is an inadequate concept for an interdisciplinary field covering a vast range of normative issues in commerce, governance, leadership and management. The term lends itself most directly to a core set of questions about how individuals in the business world ought to behave, or what principles they might appeal to in order to negotiate moral dilemmas in some aspect of commercial or organisational life. But if we consider the array of ethical issues addressed by people engaged in all forms of commercial activity, be they professionals or tradespeople, merchants or board directors, they almost invariably reduce to matters of individual motives, behaviour and forms of decision-making contextualised by layers of expectations and practices involving organisational, cultural and/or legal norms. Traditionally, the term ‘professional ethics’ was restricted to members of specific ‘professions’, so called largely because of defined codes of conduct considered definitive of the practices which defined them. More recently, the term has acquired a broader meaning, referring to a high level of general ethical awareness and practice that is not confined to any particular code of conduct.

Analyse and critique key theories of ethics as they apply to a business environment.

Identify, describe and analyse ethical issues and recommend solutions within real-world business and complex professional constraints.

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical dilemmas in a pluralist society, and how ethical solutions from a Christian worldview are distinct in a business environment.

Develop and justify ethical solutions from a Christian worldview to real-world business ethical dilemmas, thereby demonstrating an ability to integrate biblical principles with real world ethical business solutions.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

EDUCATION

Course fee: $1,910

Course length: 7 weeks

Intake: Jan,Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Online delivery

Schools are hubs of learning where all participants continue to grow and learn. This unit explores the construct of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and Lave & Wenger’s classic theory of communities. The characteristics of a PLC are defined and students reflect on the roles of member citizens in engaging, imagining and supporting. PLCs are seen as an evolving, context-specific process rather than a model for mass application. Students have opportunity to reflect on professional learning communities within their own work or school and apply theories to their current practice.

Identify and apply Biblical principles of leadership to the educational arena of the 21st century.

Apply current research as it relates to the roles of committee members and the effectiveness of the team and identify; and describe behaviour traits and communication styles of team/committee members.

Analyse and describe how the factors of the stages of team development, roles and relationships of team members and models of decision making impact the establishment of and effectiveness of a Professional Learning Community and the development of student leadership.

Use principles of communication and conflict resolution to build consensus.

Analyse and describe theories of reciprocal accountability and professional development in a Professional Learning Community.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Course fee: $1,910

Course length: 7 weeks

Intake: Jan,Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Online delivery

Our nation has an Australian Curriculum and the core principles of our curriculum are based on the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008). These documents commit Australians to a world class curriculum that promotes excellence and equity where all learning citizens are active, confident and successful.

Identify 21st century knowledge and skills as these represent the global perspective, designing or adapting K-12 curriculum frameworks to ensure that students can demonstrate 21st century knowledge and skills as readiness for both college and the workplace.

Address rigour and relevance in their curriculum and pedagogical knowledge to create learning opportunities.

Extend awareness of ways in which P-12 curriculum can become more rigorous and relevant by adapting for higher order thinking skills and assisting others in this as a Teacher Leader.

Explore the ways in which educators can extend Jesus’ teachings into 21st century learning environments.

Review and refine personal or professional mission or philosophy statements based on information from the curriculum course.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Course fee: $1,910

Course length: 7 weeks

Intake: Jan,Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Online delivery

Pedagogy is a popular and misunderstood term in education. In this unit educators are given the opportunity to evaluate pedagogical practices and their own personal pedagogies in the context of the Australian curriculum and its mandated pedagogical requirements. Direct instruction, the flipped classroom and inquiry learning theories and practices are defined and described. Students connect digital technology as a form of social media, research and a multimedia teaching tool for 21st Century learning with pedagogy.

Recognise the skills necessary to collaborate as a team member.

Define pedagogy, gain understanding of a range of pedagogical approaches and evaluate them in an Australian context.

Identify the guiding principles of direct instruction, enquiry and engagement in teaching and learning, including evidence based research into student engagement.

Evaluate, as a Teacher Leader, how professional learning is enhanced and can occur in a variety of ways using social media.

Support Professional Learning Community performance by planning resources that improve achievement as a Teacher Leader.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Course fee: $1,910

Course length: 7 weeks

Intake: Jan,Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Online delivery

Research and data are dynamic tools for improving schools and student outcomes. The utilisation of student achievement data and systematic research in educational contexts is standard practice in schools for improving student outcomes and systems of operation. In this unit, data-based decision-making and research-based practice are critiqued and examined using theory to clarify what it means to use data or to make research-informed choices.

Identify, explain and communicate the value and danger of data in a range of contexts including individual context, school, national and global contexts in an era of accountability and transparency.

Critically reflect on a positivist research-based understanding of data in the curriculum and its use for students in Assessment for Learning.

Evidence the development of skills in using data for individual and whole school reporting and assessing student knowledge in literacy and numeracy.

Demonstrate understanding of the role of positivist action research in data collection and use in schools and classrooms.

Demonstrate that they can understand the differences in sociological advantage in their approaches to the use of data, and that they can communicate their own data philosophy towards personalised learning and communities of practice from a faith-based perspective.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Course fee: $1,910

Course length: 7 weeks

Intake: Jan,Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Online delivery

Leadership and management are defined as distinct and interrelating concepts. This unit explores the history and theory of leadership, from factory models such as Ford and Taylor through leadership styles, gender, power, emotions, metaphors of leadership and complexity leadership theory, spiritual leadership and sustainable leadership practices. Students are invited to explore the key characteristics of Christian leadership. Management principles and metaphors are also explored, and students have the opportunity to develop their own metaphors and modes of leadership and management based on professional experience and worldview perspective. Leadership and management are further connected to vision and mission statements and ethos.

Identify, explain and communicate philosophical questions, domains and issues including faith-based issues as they relate to school leadership.

Evaluate and assess organisational culture and the impact of diversity while incorporating leadership and organisational theory as applied to building leadership.

Cultivate commitment to and ownership of the school’s instructional vision, mission, values, and organisational goals, and develop ways to ensure all key decisions are aligned to the vision, and aimed towards improving teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

Establish programs and leadership practices to support teachers by providing prompt, high-quality feedback aimed at improving student outcomes within the context of continual school improvement as a Teacher Leader.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Course fee: $1,910

Course length: 7 weeks

Intake: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Online delivery

Creativity and Innovation are core skills for 21st century entrepreneurial leaders as they create opportunities to shape school cultures, strategic planning and curriculum innovation. Lateral thinking can shape pedagogical approaches, leadership and management practices and learning cultures in active ways. Creativity and a distinctive style can redefine situations, decision making, learning and curriculum choice and school cultures. Leadership in creativity and innovation is defined through enabling. In this unit, models of creativity and innovation and their theories and theorists are explored, and the opportunity to reflect on the nature of creativity and Christianity is offered. The role of deep reflection to enable creativity and innovation is applied.

Understand and describe the core principles of Creativity and Innovation as applied to Christian Education.

Demonstrate understanding of theories and models that impact the practice of Creativity and Innovation as a Teacher Leader.

Articulate the nature and role of Creativity and Innovation in the context of a changing educational milieu (noting spiritual, social, cultural, economic factors).

Demonstrate the application of Creative and Innovative Teacher Leadership skills with respect to a range of contemporary educational problems and scenarios.

Create a Creativity and Innovation framework to use with others in their role as a Teacher Leader.

Learning occurs through prescribed reading, class discussions and activities, case study analysis, project work and peer review. This unit includes online presentation using a range of content-based and interactive learning materials, objects and strategies (e.g. study guides, quizzes, websites, podcasts, discussions and online forums).

Formal assessment is a mandatory part of this course. In order to successfully complete the course, you must pass all assessments and ensure you adhere to the relevant due dates. Details of the specific assessment requirements can be found by contacting the school of Business.

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