Explore leadership styles, motives and practices of ethical leaders. Strategise towards a socially responsible corporate culture. Develop a moral framework to support ethical decision-making and navigate workplace challenges. Commit to the common good.
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- 24 Apr 2023
- 09 Oct 2023
Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine theoretical, practical, and ethical issues in the management of people, organisations and stakeholders in dynamics local, national and global environments
- Critically assess the application of different leadership styles and approaches in today’s complex business environments
- Evaluate core values involved in subsidiarity inclusiveness and leadership styles that are required for sustainable and ethical practice of organisations
- Develop responsible solutions for various ethical dilemmas faced by today’s leaders and organisations
- Overview: Are there Ethical Leaders?
- Leadership theories and styles
- Psychology of ethical leaders and managers
- Ethical frameworks for leaders: Corporate sustainability
- Leading responsible organisations for sustainability
- Organisational culture, values and leadership
- The impact of the environment of organisational leadership
- Leading ethical organisation: Governance & Stakeholders
- Leadership, subsidiarity, inclusiveness and diversity
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This subject reflects on the nature of ethical leadership and socially responsible organisations. The aim of this unit is to contribute to the development of ethical leaders with a commitment to the advancement of the common good. Increasingly, effective leaders and organisations understand that ethics are an integral component of sound business and organisational functioning. This unit seeks to develop reflective leaders with independent, critical thinking, equipped to apply practically relevant subsidiarity principles and ethical leadership practices in contemporary workplaces. Ethical and moral frameworks that guide ethical decision-making in organisations will be critically examined.
Assessments are used primarily to foster learning. ACU adopts constructivist approach to learning, which requires alignment of learning outcomes, teaching, learning and assessment and the environment in which learning occurs. Assessment is an integral part of the learning process. Assessment tasks in this unit are aimed at measuring and developing student’s achievement of both the learning outcomes and graduate attributes noted above.
- Essay on the perception of leadership potential (30%)
- Presentation and Report (30%)
- Final Project (40%)
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