MGT8037 Team Leadership
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm. The course leader will use the Moodle Study Desk forums to make announcements about the course. Students are required to actively monitor course discussion forums on the Moodle Study Desk on a regular [minimum twice weekly] basis and contribute appropriately.
This course is designed to fulfil two purposes. It is first and foremost intended to equip business leaders and managers with a mix of theory and practical tips to assist them to lead teams and groups in their organisations. The practice relevant content in the course comes from the recommended text, which has plenty of workplace related content on topics including: communication within groups and teams, systems and group development theories as tools to help you think about groups and teams, shared and vertical forms of group/team leadership, managing group and team meetings, decision-making and problem solving, power and conflict in groups/teams and technology and virtual groups/teams. To balance the hands-on feel of the text, the written assignments required in this course will afford students the opportunity to become familiar with more traditional scholarly writing in the area of team leadership. There will be opportunity to study at least one aspect of team leadership in depth, through a major paper at the end of the semester and a chance to more generally familiarise yourself with reading in the area by providing a critique of a peer referred journal article.