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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.
The main objective of this course is to familiarise the students with the content domain of Leadership and of Motivation in organisations. A historic overview of the main Leadership and Motivation theories are provided and integrated with contemporary research. These theories are also discussed in relation to current challenges and opportunities for organisational leaders.
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.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Joana R C Kuntz
Domestic fee $1,051.00
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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