Overview

This unit provides students with skills and practice that are critical in leading innovative activities in established organisations. Its focus is the individual and collective leadership behaviours and practices that enable organisations to develop innovative teams and cultures. It is intended that students are able to apply effective thinking and practice in a range of organisational, industry and cultural contexts.

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Teaching Period 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
06-November-2023
11-February-2024
Last self-enrolment date
19-November-2023
Census date
01-December-2023
Last withdraw without fail date
29-December-2023
Results released date
05-March-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the relationship between leading innovative activities and the established or entrenched views in organisations, with clear articulation of the ideas underpinning your approaches
  • Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex leadership and innovation problems with intellectual independence
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence as preparation for research higher degrees
  • Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing performance as leaders of innovation in organisational settings
  • Apply skills to function as an effective member or leader of a team

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
On-campus
Class
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
Online
Lecture
1.00 12 weeks 12
TOTAL150

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 20 - 30% 1,3,4 
Assignment 2Individual 40 - 60% 2,3,4 
PresentationGroup 20 - 30% 1,2,5 

Content

  • Overview of leadership issues in relation to innovation in the context of established organisations
  • Leadership capability self-assessment
  • Creating energy in self and teams for innovation and change
  • Holding and managing the tension of competing corporate mind-sets
  • Influencing culture to innovate
  • Strategic relationship management
  • Ethical and sustainable leadership

Study resources

Reading materials

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