APSY614-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Leadership and Motivation in Organisations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


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.


Learning Outcomes

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.

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Globally aware

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

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Joana R C Kuntz


Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed assessment information.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,033.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page .

All APSY614 Occurrences

  • APSY614-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021 - Not Offered
  • APSY614-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)