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Innovation and Leadership Microcredential from Deakin University

FutureLearn · Deakin University
University Certificate

Entry requirements

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is for managers or leaders in senior positions dealing with major change and/or innovation in an organisation.

This microcredential can be stacked together with related Deakin stackable short courses (micro-credentials) to build towards full postgraduate Deakin degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Master of Business Administration

To claim credit towards a degree at Deakin University, you must pass the assessment and meet all entry requirements relevant for the course you’re applying to, including English language proficiency.

Months of entry


Course content

Lead innovation from the inside

This stackable 6 week short course (microcredential) from Deakin University gives you the knowledge and tools to lead innovation within your organisation, including understanding internal motivations, and implementing strategies that anticipate, coordinate and manage resistance to change.

What you’ll learn

In this stackable short course (microcredential), you’ll:

  • describe the drivers for and potential barriers to internal innovation (intrapreneurship)

  • reflect on and appraise your personal experience of change to formulate strategies for leading organisational intrapreneurship.

Job outcomes

  • recognise what drives innovation in your own organisation.

  • reflect on your own experience of change to inform how you lead innovation in your organisation.

  • devise strategies that support people and enable communication during change and innovation challenges.

How you’re assessed

The assessment task requires you to reflect on a recent change experience (2500-word reflective essay). You can choose either a change program or experience that you have led or one that you have been part of. It doesn’t need to be an organisational change; it could also be a personal change.

Co-designed with industry

This microcredential is co-designed with the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

Coventry University; Cathryn Nolan, Senior Knowledge Lawyer at Hall & Willcox; and Mark Cameron CEO of W3 Digital

Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Stackable or standalone

This microcredential can be completed to receive a standalone credential or stacked together with related stackable microcredentials to build towards a full postgraduate Deakin degree later.

Enrolment closes soon! Join by 7 Apr 2022 at 00:00

Information for international students

This course is taught fully online so is suitable to be studied anywhere in the world

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • University Certificate
    2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

What you will receive: 0.5 Deakin Credit Points at Postgraduate level from Deakin University and a Digital Certificate and Badge from Deakin University and Credly


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation (2500 words)
2500-word reflective essay100

Course contact details

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