This unit aims to develop students’ capability to lead and facilitate innovation practices that can be applied to various industry and project contexts. Leadership styles and approaches that empower others to realise their potential will be covered, emphasizing that the demonstration of leadership is not reliant on an official leadership role and/or title. Facilitation techniques for innovation activities will explore and identify new opportunities for innovation, as well as develop and demonstrate new ideas and their value. Students gain experience facilitating, designing, delivering and documenting a short workshop and/or sprint project for an industry project brief.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Critique attributes of an inclusive, innovation culture
  • Develop relevant workshop or sprint project content to enable others to undertake innovation activities
  • Facilitate others to engage in innovation activities
  • Demonstrate leadership approaches that empower others
  • Document outcomes of a workshop or sprint project

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
6.00 6 weeks 36
Specified Activities
10.00 6 weeks 60
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.00 6 weeks 54


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Reflective PieceIndividual 40% 1,3,4 
WorkshopIndividual/Group 30% 
WorkshopIndividual/Group 30% 


This unit may cover: 

  • Inclusive and conscious leadership styles 

  • Leadership for creativity 

  • Creating safe spaces for others to learn and experiment with new ideas 

  • Activating innovation culture 

  • Coaching and mentoring 

  • Empathy 

  • Facilitation techniques for innovation and design thinking 

  • Designing workshops 

  • Physical and virtual facilitation 

  • Scoping objectives and outcomes relevant to project length 

  • Exploring industry partner needs and requirements 

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.