• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course introduces learners to the principles and practices of Thought Leadership. It draws on theories and frameworks from psychology, management, and philosophy to explore the role that leaders play in leading discussions, raising awareness and changing behaviours on issues that impact the growth and progress in organisations and communities. Sessions will provide opportunities to develop skills and practices for effectively leading innovation, adaptation and change, for managing through uncertainty and building communities of practice. In developing an evidence-based approach to thought leadership, you will learn essential meta-cognitive abilities, skills to inspire and engage others, gain insight into how to turn ideas into reality and how to transfer these skills to others, integrating them into organisational culture. This course is designed for people wishing to take a courageous approach to work and leadership, who aspire to act as catalysts for new ideas, alternate practices and organisational learning and change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Classify historical and contemporary approaches to leadership and expertise and distinguish the consequences of these approaches on how people work (Ask & Understand);
  2. Use appropriate theories and frameworks to address specific leadership, interpersonal and organisational challenges (Acquire & Apply);
  3. Critique the factors and events contributing to success in leadership, adaptation and innovation based on strong research literacy (Appraise & Evaluate);
  4. Summarise relevant empirical evidence regarding the contextual and organisational factors influencing the way people think and act at work (Aggregate & Analyse);
  5. Integrate evidence from diverse disciplines to find new ways of thinking and leading (Aggregate & Create);
  6. Generate a plan for leading thought with regard to solutions to the social and environmental challenges faced by today’s leaders (Apply & Create);
  7. Reflect on feedback provided during tasks and exercises to improve meta-cognitive and leadership skills (Assess & Evaluate).

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.


Where this course is offered in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time, the expected total time commitment for this course will be 130 hours.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6086 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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