Studying online

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Unit Overview

Description

This unit helps students to develop the knowledge and skills required to be an effective leader. It presents several models of leadership and discusses how they relate to performance. Students learn skills in relation to self-awareness, emotional intelligence, self-leadership and other leadership competencies. Students discover and reflect on their own leadership competencies and focus on the development of specific skill areas throughout the unit. The unit involves learning and application of theories, self-assessment, experiential learning and development of plans and actions to improve personal and interpersonal skills in a number of areas.

Credit
6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply several leadership theories and perspectives; (2) prescribe change management strategies for organisations; (3) recognise their personal values, emotional intelligence and leadership style, and develop an action plan to improve their leadership potential; (4) demonstrate an understanding of their communication competence as a leader and know how to improve their communication capability; and (5) analyse their own leadership development needs.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) essay; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Gillian Yeo
Unit rules
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour.
and any two Level 2 units in the Management, Human Resource Management
or Marketing majors
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.