Global Leadership

ORG80017 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours


75 credit points

Aims and objectives

In a global economy, leaders of best-in-class organizations understand that successful management of diversity is essential for continued competitive advantage. The world's exploding diversity coupled with technological advancements demand effective collaboration among employees from different cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds. This unit provides an opportunity to explore the changing demographics as they impact organizations of today and in the future and to examine the business reasons underlying best-in-class organizations’ motivations to more fully appreciate a business goal orientation that incorporates the backgrounds, cultures, experiences, viewpoints, styles, and contributions of all workforce members. Students are asked to reflect on key ethical, legal, policy, and business implications of diversity and, from the course experience, to develop a personal model of effective diversity leadership.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Understand, identify, compare and contrast successful global leadership competencies both personal and in others
2. Enhance culture-specific awareness through powerful discussions and scenarios
3. Evaluate and critique global leadership development opportunities and barriers resulting from the role of nationality, ethnic background, gender and/or religious perspectives
4. Fashion a global mindset that transcends and incorporates the complexities, incongruities, risks and rewards inherent in and from globalization
5. Recognize the impact of culture and ways of learning on motivation and leadership

Courses with unit

This unit is part of the Global Leadership Program suite of courses