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LB5993 - Socially Responsible Rural Leadership

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

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

  • Having successfully completed this subject students will be able to:;
  • Appreciate the practice of socially responsible leadership in rural contexts;
  • Apply ethical judgment in relation to complex social issues of relevance to remote and/or rural Australia;
  • Appraise complexity and diversity in relation to social issues in remote and/or rural Australia;
  • Apply critical thinking and reflection.
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External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: multidraft Essays (70%); essay proposal (30%).

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.