RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP

BUO5RL

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to leadership models, forms and competencies to develop and apply an understanding of the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become a responsible and effective leader in an organisation. Working individually and with other students, you will analyse leaders in contemporary practice, within the context of dynamic, challenging and often ambiguous organisational circumstances. In addition you will reflect on and analyse your own leadership practice as a responsible leader, assessing your strengths and areas in which you can be even more effective.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Inglis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites students must be enrolled in LMMBAO, LMMBA or LMMBAA to do this subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects BUA5RL

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 competencies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Recognise and articulate what constitutes responsible leadership.

Activities:
Online content and discussion will provide an opportunity for you to recognise key elements of responsible leadership, as distinguished from other forms of leadership or management practice. Every assignment will build on your knowledge of what responsible leadership looks like in action, from analysing contemporary leaders in the public realm, to those you know and your own leadership.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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

Activities:
Online content, experiential exercises, discussion and readings provide you with the opportunity to apply key leadership theories and competencies to contemporary leaders. The group and individual assignments will challenge you to analyse the effectiveness of contemporary leaders in the public realm and leaders you know against responsible leadership models.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. Reflect on one's own leadership practice, develop strategies and approaches for improving your responsible leadership.

Activities:
Online content, experiential exercises, discussion and readings provide you with the opportunity to apply key leadership theories and competencies to analyse yourself as a responsible leader. The individual Infographic will enable to you assess yourself against a responsible leadership model you develop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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

Activities:
In the online discussions and the group assignment there is an expectation of contributing to other's learning and learning from others in a thoughtful, interested and respectful way.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2016, Teaching Session 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Inglis

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*
One 750 word individual paper10 01, 02
One 2000 word individual paper40 01, 02, 03
One group assignment, 2000 words per person (3-4 students per group)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One individual infographic, equivalent to two A4 pages20 02, 04, 05