Leadership for Social Impact
- One semester or equivalent
- 36 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
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.
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.
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
This unit will be delivered in block or intensive mode. Block mode may consist of blended, intensive and immersive teaching, which can include full day teaching and weekend teaching requirements – as specified in the Unit Outline.
For all teaching and learning structures (both face to face and online), students are expected to spend an average of 150 hours per unit in total over the duration of the study period
This includes all:
• Scheduled teaching and learning events and activities (contact hours timetabled in a face-to-face teaching space) and scheduled online learning events (contact hours scheduled in an online teaching space), and
• Read all prescribed materials and/or view videos in preparation for each class
• Attend and engage in all scheduled classes (face to face or online)
• Start assessment tasks well ahead of the due date, and submit assessments promptly
• Read / listen to all feedback carefully, and consider it for future assessment
• Engage with fellow students and teaching staff (don’t hesitate to ask questions)
Assignment (Group): 40-60%
General skills outcomes
· problem solving skills
· analysis skills
· communication skills
· ability to tackle unfamiliar problems, and
· ability to work independently
• Leadership theories and concepts
• New forms of organisation and models to address leadership challenges in the social economy
• A model of adaptive leadership
• Governance and leadership for positive social outcomes
- Reading materials.