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LB5993 - Socially Responsible Rural Leadership

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

This subject is designed and available exclusively for graduates of the Australian Rural Leadership Programme (ARLP) who elect to pursue Entry Pathway 2 of the JCU Graduate Certificate in Australian Rural Leadership.

A socially responsible and critical approach to rural issues assists leaders to recognise contested values and perspectives embedded in complex rural issues, enabling them to improve their appreciation of diversity and to respond from a 'worldly wise' understanding of social contexts. Students will be required to study on-line materials relating to the topics of responsible leadership, leadership ethics, complexity theory and the management of diversity. The assessment strategy for this subject is integral to its design. Students will apply theories introduced in this subject to their personal leadership practice in two stages through the development of a 'proposal' and fuller 'reflective essay'. Students will receive coaching from tutors to facilitate understanding and application of theory.

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;
  • present an analysis of socially responsible rural leadership to demonstrate and communicate the complexity, diversity of values, and ethical issues inherent in remote and rural communities;
  • 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 - (70%) - Individual
  • Essay Proposal - (30%) - Individual.
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Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Murray Prideaux.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.