MGT8038 Leadership Development
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.
This course is designed to allow current and/or prospective leaders in organisations to reflect on the nature of leadership and the development thereof in organisations, from theoretical as well as practical perspectives. Those enrolled in this course are challenged to apply analytical and critical thinking about what organisational leadership is all about and what concomitant challenges relate to developing the leadership capabilities of organisations. The focus is both on the leader and on leadership. Relevant theoretical perspectives and developments are explored and those enrolled are then also challenged to consider the actual organisational implications and relevance of these. Relevance and implications at the level of the individual are also not neglected. The second half of the course specifically focuses on content, process and context aspects related to leader and leadership development. This course can be regarded as the foundation course for the Leadership specialisation offered at postgraduate level through the Faculty of Business and Law.