|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Leadership Project 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||080399 - Business Mgt not classified|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||21 July 2021|
Examiner: Peter Murray
Pre-requisite: MGT8033 and MGT8038 and MGT8037 and MGT8048
Leadership project 1 requires students to reflect on the know-how and know-why of leadership theory by applying relevant leadership knowledge learned in the program to real-life practical problems. Students will apply theory learned to practical experiences in places of work by nominating a specific leadership challenge, issue or problem. Working independently, or as part of a leadership team if required, they will conduct an investigation and problem/needs analysis of the leadership challenge, problem or issue. They will develop and test a number of work-based solutions to solve the leadership issues identified and will be required to develop relevant media such as a visual presentation to communicate various solutions to a range of audiences. Leadership project 1 is based on the application of knowledge and skills applied in practical settings and requires students to understand and comprehend an integrated volume of knowledge related to different leadership approaches.
In this course, students will learn that different theoretical approaches do not always work in practice. Through selecting a number of different leadership challenges, problems and issues, students will use the know-how and know-why of different theoretical constructs to help them solve and recreate quite difficult complex problems within the workplace. They will work either independently or in teams to critically reflect on why different problems and issues cannot be resolved. Students will learn that simply being a leader is not enough in such environments by identifying the limitations of their own leadership style. Here, students are expected to transform their learning by being exposed to different contexts and why context-specific solutions are not always easy. Through a combination of the theory-to-practice nexus, a range of learning experiences will help students to assess their own competencies and learning shortcomings by learning how to be become an adaptive leader.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Draw together a complex body of literature in leadership and define its meaning;
- Synthesise and contrast the know-how and know-why of different leadership theories;
- Make an evidence based choice between a range of leadership theory and apply leadership solutions to practical problems;
- Communicate how a leadership solution can be explained within a context of abstract facts;
- Critically reflect on the most appropriate leadership style that embodies a set of adaptive practices.
|1.||Theories of Leadership Identified and Explained||40.00|
|2.||Theory Application in Practice||40.00|
|3.||Critical reflection of Adaptive Practices||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=MGT8055)
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|LEADERSHIP SCOPING EXERCISE||100||10||21 Jul 2021||1,2||(see note 1)|
|LEADERSHIP PROJECT PROBLEM||100||40||06 Aug 2021||1,2|
|LEADERSHIP PROJECT SOLUTION||100||50||22 Oct 2021||3,4,5|
- Students must be able to seek permission to practice the assessment components of this course in a place of work.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Referencing in assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. This guide can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.