- Code POGO8111
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Policy and Governance
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course addresses leadership and leaders in the context of the structures, dynamics and transformation of organisations in government and governance over time. It considers models and theories of organisations and organisational leadership in terms of the nature of governance and power. Types of governance and the organisational foundations of public affairs are examined with reference to people, systems and action involving the existence and exercise of various forms of power. This provides a basis on which to explore the pervasiveness as well as the confinement of power, along with its structuring, sharing, warranting and legitimation, with leadership as a unifying focus.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand the nature and significance of models and theories of organisations and organisational leadership in government and governance;
2. use the models and theories as analytical lens for guiding and informing an analysis of organisational structures and dynamics;
3. appreciate the complexities and dilemmas of organisations and organisational leadership in various governance arenas; and
4. address ways in which organisations and organisational leadership could be transformed in a particular governance arena.
Indicative AssessmentTwo individual organisational analysis responses (each 1,500 words), and one group project on organisations and organisational leadership (3,500-4,000 words)
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WorkloadSix workshops: 9.00am-4.00pm and associated reading, research and writing.
Key readings in a prepared POGO Reading Brick
Shafritz, J M & Hyde, A C (eds), Classics of Public Administration, 7th ed, Wadsworth, New York, 2012.
Newell, T, Reeher, G & Ronayne, P (eds), The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work, 2nd ed, CQ Press, New York, 2011.
Assumed KnowledgeA keen appreciation of organisational structures and dynamics and associated organisational analysis through relevant work experience
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