RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP

BUO5RL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to leadership models, forms and competencies to develop an understanding of the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become a responsible leader within an organisation.Working individually and with other students, you will be asked to analyse leaders in contemporary practice, including reflecting on your own leadership practices, within the context of dynamic, challenging and often ambiguous organisational circumstances.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Marjoribanks

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Available to students enrolled in LMMBAO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5RL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate key leadership theories and competencies, with reference to credible academic literature

Activities:
Online discussion and readings cover key leadership theories and debates. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key leadership theories and debate
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

02. Recognise and articulate what constitutes responsible leadership, demonstrating an understanding of ethical leadership

Activities:
Online discussion will provide means for students to connect responsible leadership to other areas of management practice. Assessment tasks also provide this opportunity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

03. Analyse the effectiveness of contemporary leaders, by applying relevant leadership theories

Activities:
Individual essay and group assignment develop capacity and skills to work in a group to achieve specific outcomes in the context of leadership theories
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Reflect on your own leadership practices, develop strategies and approaches for improving your responsible leadership effectiveness

Activities:
Online discussion and readings cover key leadership theories and debates, and provide space for self reflection. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key leadership theories and debates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

05. Contribute to discussions on leadership in a thoughtful way, demonstrate interest in others# views, offer useful feedback to others, and receive feedback respectfully.

Activities:
Forum discussions develop capacity and skills in this context
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Marjoribanks

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment1500 words per student30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual paper (2000 words)2000 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
InfographicEquivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Forum discussions10 03, 04, 05

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Marjoribanks

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment1500 words per student30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual paper (2000 words)2000 words40 01, 02, 03, 04
InfographicEquivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Forum discussions10 03, 04, 05