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LB5991 - Rural Leadership and Culture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

106611 Graduate Cert in Australian Rural Leadership

Students will travel to a country that is culturally diverse, has significant trade relations with Australia and has a robust agricultural sector. As a group they will be exposed to experiences that help them to understand the national, economic, political, environmental and socio-cultural characteristics and contexts of the country. Through the opportunities undertaken in the country, students will be able to discern how these characteristics and contexts differ from and resonate with Australia. Experiences include (inter alia): an understanding of the role of the Australian High Commission or other Australian Government organisations in the country; observation of rural agricultural and environmental initiatives; tour of landmarks of the country that demonstrate socio-cultural initiatives and historic change; and presentations and interactions that provide political, philosophical and spiritual perspectives. Prior to travelling, students will undertake selected readings to complement their understanding of the country and leadership concepts that provide perspectives on social, political and historic values.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the importance of complex cultural and contextual influences on leadership and decision making;
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how differing values influence leadership processes and decision making;
  • Develop leadership skills and capacities based on exposure to the international socio-cultural experience;
  • Develop reflective learning skills that will inform leadership practice in the Australian rural context;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Peter Case.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - Subject taught in block mode
Assessment: assignments (50%); individual assignment (50%).

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.