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LB5992 - Rural Leadership and Complexity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Only available to students admitted to Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership 106611

Complexity accompanies many leadership challenges. This subject will investigate complexity and competing values and perspectives. In small groups, students will analyse a contemporary, emotive Australian rural issue that will be presented to them from multiple and competing, legitimate perspectives. Students will examine their preconceived ideas and values and wrestle with contested positions. Solutions to the issue are not sought but students are asked to present a 'meta' understanding in terms of: processes; legitimate, multiple perspectives; individual preconceived perceptions and assumptions; and tensions associated with issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically appraise socially responsible leadership-related knowledge and associated leadership practice relating to remote and rural issues regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • Evaluate and appraise complex and diverse leadership practices in terms of underpinning interests, values and contextual knowledge and understandings;
  • Critically analyse complex rural issues and associated socially responsible leadership practices using appropriate concepts and make recommendations based on a synthesis of theory and contextual evidence;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work ethically and collaboratively, with demonstrated ability to work with diverse values and complexity in order to reach agreed outputs/outcomes;
  • Apply ethical judgments; take on diverse values, views and complexity as part of socially responsible leadership in problem solving;
  • Demonstrate a capacity for reflection and personal self-development to reflect on leadership issues, theories and practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Reflection/Reflective Task - (50%) - Individual.
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Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops - Subject taught in block mode
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.