Leadership for Social Impact

SIP60002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods



19 Jun 23 - 30 Jul 23

15 Aug 23

Last self enrolment:
19 Jun 23

30 Jun 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Jul 23





Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with a critical introduction to the challenges and opportunities facing leaders in organisations and contexts whose purpose is improving social outcomes. The objective of the unit is to critically understand the theory and practice of leadership in a changing not for profit, business and government environment. It introduces students to strategies and models to overcome leadership challenges and promote effective and positive social outcomes. 

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the role that different sectors play in hindering and achieving positive social outcomes
2. Critically evaluate and apply theories and concepts of leadership
3. Demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability and awareness of professional practice to gain  a critical understanding of the leadership challenges in achieving positive social outcomes
4. Communicate and function as an effective member of a team.