LB5994 - Rural Leadership in Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- 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.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
||Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, Dr Jennifer Andrew.
- 8 hours workshops/Seminars
- 31 hours - Supervised independent study using on-line provision of materials
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||discussion forum (40%); essays (60%).
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