LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION AND CHANGE

MGT5LIC

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. The subject focusses on responsible leadership, sustainable innovation and leading effective and ethical change. 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 your own 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 StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is restricted to students enrolled in LCMPS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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:
Class content, experiential exercises, discussion and readings cover key leadership theories and competencies. Assessment provides an opportunity for you to critically engage with key leadership theories and competencies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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,Adaptability Skills)

02. Recognise and articulate what constitutes responsible leadership in the context of innovation and change

Activities:
Class 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,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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

Activities:
Class 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,Cultural Literacy)
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,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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

Activities:
Class 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,Cultural Literacy)
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,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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 class discussions and the group assignment there is an expectation of contributing to others' learning and learning from others in a thoughtful, interested and respectful way.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Week 31-45, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 39
One 7.0 hours block mode per day on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is part of the Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector). Classes will run from 9.30am to 5.00 pm on Thurs 28 & Fri 29 July 2016, Thurs 25 and Fri 26 August and Fri 23 September."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One in-class 750 word individual paper10 01, 02
One x 2,000 word individual paper40 01, 02, 03
One group assignment, 2,000 words per person (3-4 students per group)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One individual Infographic, equivalent to two A4 pages20 02, 04