LB5994 - Rural Leadership in Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||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 Pathway 2 of the JCU Postgraduate
Certificate in Australian Rural Leadership.
This is an experientially based subject intended to enable students to reflect on
their leadership experiences and practices since graduating from the ARLP, and thus
improves their leadership capacity and professional practice. It develops from action
research and experiential approaches to rural issues that underpinned teaching and
learning on the ARLP. Students are assisted, through supervision and on-line LearnJCU
resources to identify and critically evaluate the complex context, values and ethics
encountered in issues they have faced in their professional practice. On-line study
is complemented by a one-day workshop, which further facilitates reflective learning.
The assessment strategy for the subject is integral to its learning aims and outcomes.
Students will undertake a supervised project to identify rural leadership skills,
capabilities and learning that have occurred since ARLP graduation. The project report
consists of a critically reflective essay (5000 word length) examining practical issues
they have faced (or are currently facing) in their leadership roles. Multi-media reports
of equivalent scale and substance to an essay also be accepted for assessment purposes.
Issues explored will be of relevance to rural, regional or remote Australia. The report
should demonstrate a capacity for reflective self-understanding and demonstrate the
student's ability to identify and evaluate salient aspects of their professional practice.
It also assesses their ability to plan for future leadership development. Students
also have to participate in the discussion forum which provides them with the opportunity
to learn from one another through a workshop focusing on leadership in practice and
leadership development. Students are required to discuss their leadership in practice
and consider and discuss leadership styles and leadership options. The discussion
will inform the development of the leadership skills development plan.
- critically appraise socially responsible leadership-related knowledge and associated
leadership practice relating to remote and rural issues regionally, nationally and
- 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 a capacity for reflection and personal self-development to reflect on
leadership issues, theories and practice.
- discussion forum (40%)
- written report (60%).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Murray Prideaux.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 8 hours workshops/Seminars
- 31 hours - Supervised independent study using on-line provision of materials
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
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