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Leadership and Change (BUSA90172)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90172
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Leadership & Change explores the role of leaders and the process of leadership in impacting and influencing organisational performance. In today’s leaner and flatter organisations, leaders require much more than just the authority associated with their position to be effective. The aim of this course is to examine the theory and practice of how leaders and leadership make a difference, with the explicit goal of having students reflect on their own leadership challenges and capabilities. Three themes underpin the subject content, process and assessment: 1. personal reflection is the basis for growth, learning and development as a leader; 2. learning comes from experience, and experiential activities and insights from the “here and now”; and 3. leadership involves questioning premises and initiating new directions rather than just implementing pre-determined trajectories.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate theories and concepts of leadership
  • Identify individual leaderships values, strengths and weaknesses
  • Have insight into interpersonal and group dynamics, being able to intervene to improve overall group learning about leadership
  • Apply insights and ideas about leadership, power and change in the group context
  • Practice various influencing and mobilising strategies to adopt in current and future leadership work
  • Improve capacity to inspire and lead others by clarifying how personal values and purpose are linked to leadership
  • Develop a sustainable development plan for personal leadership including identifying self-care strategies for managing stress and work

Last updated: 3 April 2019