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LB5992 - Rural Leadership and Complexity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of legitimate multiple perspectives and preconceived assumptions associated with the resolution of complex issues;
  • Demonstrate critical reflection skills;
  • Develop team management skills and an understanding of ethical processes;
  • Develop skills and capacities that prepare participants to manage complexity in their rural leadership roles.
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External, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, Professor Peter Case, <Person not found>.
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.