- Class Number 5916
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Sally Curtis
- Dr Sally Curtis
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
This course examines the range of ways that leaders have a social impact in everyday social interactions with others through to making strategic decisions that impact a range of stakeholders. Drawing on research from a range of disciplines including organisational psychology, sociology, philosophy, and management science students taking this course will acquire knowledge and practical skills to enable them to grapple with ethical dilemmas and exercise power to achieve organisational outcomes and create a more equitable and inclusive society. Specifically, the course focuses on developing the following leader capabilities:
- Intrapersonal – problem solving and decision-making when value-conflicts exist, personal courage to speak-up, resilience for personal wellbeing, being proactive.
- Interpersonal – understanding power dynamics in society and organisations, emotional intelligence, conflict management when value-conflicts arise.
- Management – managing complexity, advocating for change, critical thinking and strategic management.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify through research the range of ways that leaders have a social impact (Ask & Remember);
- Explain how leaders can use and abuse power (Acquire & Understand);
- Critique relevant pro-social leadership theories and the role of leaders in achieving a positive societal impact (Appraise & Adapt);
- Integrate frameworks to make decisions involving ethical dilemmas (Aggregate & Analyse);
- Consider the intra- and interpersonal competencies involved with achieving a positive social impact (Apply & Evaluate);
- Develop personal awareness by reflecting on the leadership capability required to make decisions that balance social and economic goals (Assess & Create).
This course examines social impact - work that involves addressing social challenges. The course examines what is known from research about the nature of societal challenges and how to address them. In particular the course presents research on ways to organise and manage social impact and students will have the opportunity to apply this learning to a Canberra-based social enterprise. The course also provides a space for students to consider their personal social impact identity, which evidence suggests is an important pre-cursor for achieving social impact. The course draws on research conducted by the course convenor and world-class research on social impact.
There are no field trips for this course.
Additional Course Costs
Examination Material or equipment
There are no examinations in this course.
Readings will be provided on Wattle in Week 1 and then as necessary.
Recommended resources will be provided on Wattle in Week 1 and then as necessary.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals
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||Course Overview and Introduction||Seminar participation|
|2||What is social impact and why is it important?||Seminar participation|
|3||Leading social impact: Personal stories||Seminar participation|
|4||Addressing social challenges||Seminar participation|
|5||Business models for social impact||Seminar participation|
|6||Leading Social impact: Student presentations||Due Mon 29 August: Leading social impact presentation (individual assignment)|
|7||Social impact scalability and growth strategies||Seminar participation|
|8||Social finance||Seminar participation|
|9||Social impact project work (no seminar this week)||Individual groups meet with Course Convenor about social impact project|
|10||Social impact project presentations||Due Mon 10 October: Social impact project report (group assignment)|
|11||Measuring social impact||Seminar participation|
|12||Feedback and reflection||Seminar participation|
|13||Exam period - no exam for MGMT7062||Due Thursday 3 November: Personal assessment and reflection (individual assignment)|
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
This course is delivered in seminar mode (hybrid) of 3 hours per week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Seminar participation (Individual assignment) - 10%||10 %||*||28/10/2022||1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6|
|Social impact narrative: Galvanising collective action - 30% (individual assignment)||30 %||29/08/2022||02/09/2022||1, 2, 3|
|Social Impact project - 30% (Group assignment)||30 %||10/10/2022||24/10/2022||4, 5|
|Individual reflection and action plan - 30% (individual assignment)||30 %||03/11/2022||01/12/2022||4, 5, 6|
* 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.
Participation is expected in all classes and assessments.
There are no examinations in this course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6
Seminar participation (Individual assignment) - 10%
Seminars provide a forum for structured discussion, problem-solving, argument, and opinion on topics and issues canvassed in this course. Each student is expected to make a consistent, informed, and considered contribution to seminar discussion and debate. Students are also encouraged to ask considered and relevant questions.
Specific requirements: The following criteria will be used for assessment:
- Quality of contribution to seminar discussions. The contribution should demonstrate that students come to class prepared e.g. read required materials;
- Active participation in seminar activities;
- Demonstrate an ability to apply concepts and theories presented in the course.
- Submission of short handwritten responses to exercises in some seminars.
- N.B. Students will not receive marks for simply attending seminars, the assessment is based on the quality of contribution to seminar discussions.
Due: All seminars. The assessment is worth a total of 10%.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Social impact narrative: Galvanising collective action - 30% (individual assignment)
Leaders seeking to address social challenges often need to inspire others to take action. This assessment aims to develop students' ability to craft and present a narrative to galvanise collective action. Students will receive further information and guidance about this values-based approach to constructing a leader identity in seminar 3. The assessment requires students to present their 3-5 minute narrative to the class in the week 6 seminar.
Further instructions will be provided in class and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle.
Due: 2pm Monday 29 August (presentation during weekly seminar)
Return of assessment with feedback: 2 Sept, 2022
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 4, 5
Social Impact project - 30% (Group assignment)
In this assessment, students will work in groups of 3-4 on a social impact project to apply the material from the course.
Students can form their own groups or request assistance from the course convenor.
Groups need to be in place by week 6.
Groups will prepare a written report and deliver a presentation.
Presentations will be recorded and PowerPoint slides or presentation notes should be emailed to the course convenor. The group can decide who presents, there is no requirement for all students deliver the presentation, however, all students must be present at the time of delivery. Groups are required to share a draft presentation and meet with the course convenor in week 9 to receive feedback on this assignment before finalising it for submission the following week.
Marking Criteria: Further instructions on the task and marking criteria will be provided on Wattle.
Group component – 30%
Presentation - 15-20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A - Presentations are recorded for review purposes.
Presentation Due: Monday 10 October during weekly seminar (week 10)
Written report – 3,000 to 5,000 words (portion of the assignment exceeding the word limit will not be marked)
Written report due: 5pm Monday 10 October 2022 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.
There will be a peer evaluation for the group assignment and the course convenor will use this to decide whether all students in the group receive the same mark for the group assignment.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 4, 5, 6
Individual reflection and action plan - 30% (individual assignment)
Students are required to reflect on their personal leader capability and prepare a 2,000 word critical reflection that is informed by relevant research outlining
personal leader capabilities, shortcomings and an action plan. Students should use peer feedback from the group assignment as a source of evidence to understand their leader capabilities and shortcomings and develop a personal leader action plan.
This assignment must comply with the following requirements:
- Harvard referencing style for the reference list and in-text citations;
- 2,000 words excluding references (+/-10% of 2,000 is acceptable. If an assignment exceeds this word limit, the portion of the assignment exceeding the word limit will not be marked);
- Due date: 4pm Thurs 3 November 2022 via Turnitin on the course Wattle
- Submit via Turnitin. Revise and resubmit using Turnitin is possible for assignments submitted more than 24 hours before the deadline. Assignments submitted to Turnitin within 24 hours of the deadline cannot be revised.
- Making Criteria: Further instructions and a marking rubric will be made available in-class and on Wattle.
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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 of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day.
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.
All assignments will be marked and where appropriate feedback will be provided either: in class, or in person by appointment with the course lecturer, or via the course Wattle site.
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
Unless specified otherwise in the assignment requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
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Sally's research focuses on the nexus between leaders, organisations and social impact.
Dr Sally Curtis