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LB5994 - Rural Leadership in Practice

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 Pathway 2 of the JCU Postgraduate Certificate in Australian Rural Leadership. It is an experientially based subject intended to enable students to reflect on their leadership experiences and practices since graduating from the ARLP, and thus improve 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 will be 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. 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 has occurred since ARLP graduation. The project report will be developed in two stages: a 'proposal' followed by a critically 'reflective essay' examining practical issues they have faced (or are currently facing) in their leadership roles. Issues explored must be of relevance to rural, regional or remote Australia. The report should demonstrate a capacity for reflective self-understanding, apply relevant theory and demonstrate the student's ability to identify and evaluate salient aspects of their professional practice. It will also assess their ability to plan for future leadership development. On-line study will be complemented by a one-day workshop which will further facilitate reflective learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate a plan for future leadership skills development;
  • Appreciate the complexity of leadership practice;
  • Integrate leadership theory and practice;
  • Think in a critically reflective manner;
  • Apply reflective learning from their rural leadership practice.
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External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 31 hours - Supervised independent study using on-line provision of materials
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: discussion forum (40%); essays (60%).

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.