- Class Number 3349
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Simon Thompson
- Simon Thompson
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
The overarching goal of this course is to help students understand their own potential to become the leader they would like to be and their own responsibilities in achieving this goal. The course emphasise personal development with the development of leadership capabilities as the vehicle to do so. This course has two primary content areas. A key focus is on making life choices i.e. what work excites learners, as well as understanding one's passions and responsibilities. The emphasis is less about being entitled to be a leader and more about how participants can become leaders that they themselves would like to be. This is a challenging question and gets to the heart of one's major life decisions. The second element supports the first and relates to the development of practical life skills e.g. managing stress, building positivity, mindsets and setting life goals
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify their leadership character strengths (Ask and remember)
- Recognize personal motivations and how they influence life decisions (Acquire and understand)
- Apply emotional intelligence to leadership (Appraise and apply)
- Ascertain how their own mindset influences their leadership (Appraise and analyse)
- Summarize how personal physiology affects personal leadership (Aggregate and analyse)
- Critique arguments related to the use of pro-social behaviour in personal leadership and developing others (Apply and evaluate)
- Critique different approaches to dealing with stress and building resilience (Apply and evaluate)
- Design an action plan that builds personal leadership capacity (Assess and create)
The course content will be a blend of research and practice and will include the Lecturer’s research as well as material from peer-reviewed academic journals. In addition, key concepts, cases, and practical experiences will be presented in the class that are not covered in the course readings. Classes are supplemented with structured learning exercises and activities that have well-defined objectives and replicate the real-world context
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional class costs
Examination Material or equipment
An examination will be held in the formal examination period. A pen will be required.
All required resources will be provided on course Wattle site or in classes.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Seminar - Week 1: What Leadership is really about||Introduction to course and authentic leadership Understanding your key life experiences and how they may affect your personal leadership|
|2||Seminar - Week 2: Leadership Passion and Purpose||Why your passions matter VIA Strengths Leadership styles and VIA strengths|
|3||Seminar - Week 3: Motivated Leadership||Intrinsic motivations and leadership Motivational consequences of connecting personal life-experiences as compared to expectations imposed on you in society Personal Life experiences and their relationships to strengths|
|4||Seminar - Week 4: Positive Leadership||Broaden and Build Theory –how positivity just like negativity is infectious Person-activity Fit –How do emotions align with strengths, life goals and leadership style? How can they be incorporated to increase work and life satisfaction? Happiness versus success –the benefits of having happiness as your goal Tools for increasing positive emotions|
|5||Seminar - Week 5: The Emotionally Intelligent Leader||What is Emotional Intelligence (EI) Why does EI Matter|
|6||Seminar - Week 6: Social Connections, Personal Life and Leadership||Making friendships, tackling loneliness and building teams to amaze ourselves Physiology and Leadership|
|7||Seminar - Week 7: Leading with Psychological Capital||How Psychological Capital works to enhance leadership, increase profitability, productivity and engagement|
|8||Seminar - Week 8: Personal Leadership in Control: Stress overthinking and self control||Use of rituals and habits and their impact on self-control Stopping the over-thinking, the unhelpful thoughts in your|
|9||Seminar - Week 9: The Leaders Mind||Mindset and how it impacts you as well as others. Mindfulness tools to enhance your decision making Health benefits of mindfulness throughout your leadership Neuroplasticity Due: Personal Learning Journal, 5pm Wednesday|
|10||Seminar - Week 10: The Giving Leader||Why giving matters When Givers win and lose|
|11||Seminar - Week 11: Making Positive Change and Your Personal Leadership||Review of Authentic Leadership|
|12||Seminar - Week 12: Personal Leadership - Personal Reflection||Reflection of students changes of understanding throughout the course.|
There are no tutorials for this course
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Reflective journals (Individual)||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
|Participation (Individual)||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|Presentation (Group)||20 %||28/02/2020||29/05/2020||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|Personal Learning Journal (Individual)||30 %||06/05/2020||29/05/2020||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Students are expected to attend all classes
Additional examination information will be available on https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Reflective journals (Individual)
Students will be required to reflect on 4 classes throughout the course (starting week 1) and submit their reflections in class (Hard Copy) throughout the semester. Each journal is expected to be one full page typed (Single spaced). Detailed marking criteria will be posted on Wattle in week 1.
Expected return date: Within 1-2 weeks of submission
At least 2 of these must be done before week 5 and both will be returned by the end of week 6.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Contribution and participation in class are central components of the learning process in this course. Attendance will be taken in each class and students are expected to attend class fully prepared. This includes completing any self-assessments required and completing the assigned readings for each class. If you do not complete your self-assessments in time for class when it is being scored and discussed, you will not know how to interpret it, and you will fall behind. Furthermore, it will be obvious whether you have completed the readings each week because you will either be actively participating in the weekly discussions in class, or you will be sitting there looking blank and lost.
|Fail (0-4)||Pass (5)||Credit (6)||Distinction (7)||High Distinction (8-10)|
Poor participation in weekly activities showing a lack of engagement with learning activities and there outcomes.
A reasonable level of participation showing a reasonable level of engagement in the learning activities and demonstrates an understanding of learning outcomes through some limited participation in class discussions.
A good level of participation showing engagement in learning activities and demonstrates an understanding of the learning outcomes through regular participation in class discussions.
A higher level of participation showing engagement in learning activities and demonstrates a detailed understanding of learning outcomes through strong participation and leadership in class discussions and activities.
An excellent level of participation showing high levels of engagement in learning activities and demonstrates a detailed understanding and personal reflection on the learning outcomes. Shows strong leadership in class discussions and activities.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
To help you and your fellow students develop a personal awareness of the tools and readings though out the course, students will be required to form groups of approximately 4-6 students to deliver an interactive presentation on how these tools and readings provide insight into their personal leadership and give recommendations on how they may help others in the future. Presentations will be recorded, approximately 20-30 minutes long and will run from week 3 to week 12.
Groups will be formed during week 1, with the groups providing membership information to the lecturer and receiving their topics by week 2.
Detailed marking criteria will be posted on wattle by week 2.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Personal Learning Journal (Individual)
During the semester, students will be required to select topics from the class activities and using the academic literature reflect on how this topic, currently or in the future impacts their life, career, studies, family or personal relationships. Personal learning journals are expected to be approximately 2500 words.
Due: Wednesday Week 9 (May 6th 2020) by 5pm
Submission: via Turnitin
Expected return date: In class week 11
Detailed marking criteria will be posted on wattle
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 4,5
A final examination of 2 hours duration will be held during the formal examination period.
The final exam will consist of a number of long response essay style questions that will require students to draw from frameworks and theories covered in the course and apply them to practical questions about their own and others personal leadership. Past papers or practice papers/questions will be provided by week 9.
Students will be required to bring a pen.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission for the reflective journals will not be accepted.
Late submission of the Personal Learning Journal without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item.
All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Please see relevant assessment task details above
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time but not allowed afterwards. Any file uploaded into the turnitin system at the due date and time will be taken as the final submission
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
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- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
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