|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
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.