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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the student will be assisted to review the role of practice leadership with a view to integrating learning from subjects previously completed in this course. The aim of the subject is to engage students in developing confidence in an effective leadership style and to understand how they can impact on the culture of their organisation and effect outcomes.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMargarita Frederico

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsComplexity and the experience of leading organisationsRecommendedGriffin, D and Stacey, R (eds) 2005ROUTLEDGE OXON, UK.
ReadingsSocial work management and leadership. Managing complexity with creativity.RecommendedLawler, J & Bilson, A 2010ROUTLEDGE, LONDON.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on the relationship between leadership capability and the creation and maintenance of a work culture that supports professional care particularly in relation to experiences of trauma and the requirements for professional self and work team.

Analysing theories of the neurobiology of trauma and attachment and the translation of theories in child and family practice leadership

02. Generate and evaluate a framework for leadership in child and family practice and generate approaches for reviewing and evaluating performance in a range of contexts relevant to child protection practice and co-creation of positive outcomes for children.

Critically reflect on theories of leadership and the demands of complexity of child and family practice, identifying your own approach to leadership and developing an individual portfolio and evaluating this

03. Generate a sophisticated understanding of the purpose of child and family practice and the strategic directions of policies and provide evidence of ability to translate this to staff and others.

Critical analysis of the sector and policies and of research evidence which identities outcomes of practice, programs and policy

04. Apply leadership capabilities to the complex situation of practice with children of all cultures and understand issues for Aboriginal children and families and communities in relation to child and family practice.

Exploring Aboriginal culture and the impact of events in history in relation to child and family practice and the key role of culture and community in the life of families and the development of children.

05. Synthesise complex information and integrate knowledge and skills presented in this course in the seven previous subjects and apply capabilities to respond to complex practice and system issues.

Attaining and integrating capability and presenting this understanding to others.

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