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The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the domain and scope of practice of leadership and motivation in organisations. Classic and contemporary theories and research are outlined and discussed, highlighting their contributions and limitations in occupational settings. The leadership topics covered span trait and behavioural theories, values-based leadership frameworks, and their implications to organisational dynamics and success. Motivation topics include needs- and process-based theories, and how insights from each of these theories contribute to increasing and sustaining motivation at work.
** ONLINE DELIVERY IN 2021 **
By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Demonstrate sound knowledge of seminal leadership and motivation theories. 2. Critically evaluate theory development and empirical research in the topic areas. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of leadership and motivation research to I/O Psychology and general business practice. 4. Integrate and apply knowledge of leadership and motivation principles to practical workplace situations and problems.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.
Joana R C Kuntz
Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed assessment information.
Domestic fee $1,033.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 30
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