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To provide an in-depth understanding of leadership theories and their application to practice.
The course introduces students to a range of leadership frameworks and models and applies them to contemporary examples providing an in-depth understanding of the influence of leadership in organisations. Each participant will critically analyse the leadership practice of a selected leader before reflecting on their own leadership values and capabilities.
Through this course students will; 1) Examine and evaluate emergent international best practice in leadership. 2) Explore assumptions and mental models that underlie leadership roles in order to critically reflect on enablers and barriers to change. 3) Develop a detailed understanding of a range of leadership models. 4) Explore a toolkit of practical leadership strategies that can be readily implemented. 5) Apply leadership frameworks to the analysis of a selected leaders practice. 6) Reflect on their own leadership values and competencies.
Subject to the approval of the Programme Director
MBUS613, MBAD615, MBAD642
Wednesday 1 – 4pm, starting 2nd May 2018 Note: (No lecture on 25th April – ANZAC Day)
Teresa Callow (MBA (Dist), MSc (Psychology)) (Course Co-ordinator)Organisational Psychologist: Leadership, Team and OD ConsultantEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 021980101
Assessment 1: Learn Quizzes 30%Three quizzes (10% each) to examine your knowledge, understanding and application of course and lecture content of the prior three lectures.Quiz Examined Content Completion Window1 Lectures 1 - 3 18th – 22nd May2 Lectures 4 – 6 7th – 12th June3 Lectures 7 - 9 28th – 30th JuneAssessment 2: Leadership Inquiry 40% (Due: 30th May)Explore and analyse the practice of a selected leader with respect to key leadership frameworks. Reflect on our own leadership values, purpose and capabilities (1500 words). Assessment 3: Leading Teams Presentation 30% (Due: 20th June)Reflect and analyse the team dynamics and functioning of a team you have either led or been a member of, and suggest leadership actions that could improve its function. Communicate the reflections, findings and suggestions in a short and concise 5-minute video. All assessments are individual assessments (i.e. there are no team / group assignments for this paper)Further details of each assessment is available in the Assessment Guidelines
A comprehensive range of literature will be supplied in electronic form on the Learn site. The readings listed each week should be read in preparation for that week’s lecture / discussion.
Domestic fee $1,193.00
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 fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
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