MGMT5517 Leadership for Social Impact

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MGMT5623 Leadership Effectiveness
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours each)
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