MGMT5517 Leadership for Social Impact

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit covers current challenges in achieving social benefit; new forms of organisation designed to address failure in the social economy; the challenges and opportunities of leadership; models of leadership that can assist in identifying adaptive challenges for leaders, suggesting ways in which they might intervene more effectively to create positive social outcomes; and governance challenges and diagnosis of leadership challenges.
Students are able to (1) understand the context, challenges and complexities of leading for social outcomes in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors; (2) describe the links between leadership and corporate social responsibility; (3) describe various approaches to leadership and how they can be applied in different sectors of the economy; (4) recognise and apply skills essential to lead for social impact; (5) develop greater self awareness to be a responsible and ethical leader; and (6) understand the people management aspects of leading teams, organisations, communities and society.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) leadership learning journal; and (3) team project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renu Burr
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact;
approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
MGMT5623 Leadership Effectiveness
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours each)
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