LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to some of the major issues that dominate today's thinking about organisational leadership. It provides students an opportunity to explore and critique the need for leaders in education and other organisations to implement suitable leadership strategies and approaches that will effectively respond to the diverse management and leadership needs of today's complex and culturally diverse organisations. Participants examine the context of the changing demographics of today's organisation and the eminence of globalisation, along with the need for paradigmatic-shift in conventional leadership mindsets and practices towards diversity and inclusion. Relevant theories of diversity and inclusion are investigated including: theory of equity and attribution, as they relate to ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexuality and age. Students will demonstrate a fact-based understanding of existing case studies and models of best leadership practices, and a critical awareness of relevant factors influencing leadership effectiveness.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorTanya Fitzgerald
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Cultural diversity, liberal pluralism and schools||Recommended||Burtonwood, N. (2006)||ROUTELEDGE|
|Readings||Culturally proficient Leadership: The personal journey begins within||Recommended||Terrel, R., & Lindsey, R. (2010)||THOUSAND OAKS|
|Readings||Handbook of workplace diversity||Recommended||Konrad, A., Prasad, P., & Pringle, J. (2006)||SAGE|
|Readings||Leadership: Understanding its global impact||Recommended||Daglish, C., & Miller, P. (2010)||THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRAHAN, VIC|
|Readings||The Oxford handbook of critical management studies||Recommended||Alvesson, M., Bridgeman, T., & Wilmot, H (Eds). (2011)||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||World class diversity management: A strategic approach||Recommended||Thomas, R. (2010)||BERRETT-KOEHLER|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Critically examine the terms: diversity and inclusion.
02. Identify key issues affecting diversity and inclusion in contemporary workforce.
03. Identify contemporary leadership capabilities that contribute to good diversity and inclusive practices.
04. Develop a personal critical perspective on models of best leadership practices.
05. Demonstrate awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the changing demographics in the workplace.
06. Critique the theories of equity and attribution, as they relate to diversity and inclusion.
07. Critically examine how prevailing leadership practices respond to the situation nationally and in various international contexts, particularly the Asia-Pacific.
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Melbourne, 2015, Week 34-35, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTanya Fitzgerald
Four 7.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 3,000-word critical literature review||50||01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07|
|One 3,000-word essay||50||01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07|