Leadership in Sustainability - 2017

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Unit summary

SCP544

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Presentation (10%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit provides the rationale for why a business, agency or Non Government Organisation (NGO) needs to address sustainability and how the innovative ones are exploring what this can mean. It establishes a process for students to engage in taking their own leadership aspirations to a new level and to develop their own potential as leaders in sustainability. Students will be given the opportunity to engage with a range of respected sustainability leaders who will share their wealth of experience through reflective discussions about their personal sustainability journeys, as well as exposing the students to contemporary information on the topic.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. evaluate a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and apply them to sustainability
  2. apply leadership theory to analyse success factors for established sustainability leaders
  3. develop skills and tools needed to promote an ethic of sustainability leadership within an individual's sphere of influence
  4. synthesise own learning with professional leadership experiences
  5. communicate and demonstrate creatively the application of leadership skills in relation to a chosen sustainability issue.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Presentation (10%)
  • Project — Creativity project (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Includes Placement

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction
2Sustainability leadership theory
3Creativity and leadership
4Personal leadership stories
5Application to professional practice

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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