- Code VCPG6003
- Unit Value 6 units
See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. In Sem 1 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participants.
Leadership & Influence in a Complex World is open to students from all academic Colleges.
The course aims at giving ANU student who have demonstrated or shown potential as change-makers a wide understanding of styles of leadership and influence. In line with the interdisciplinary and peer-learning ethos of Vice-Chancellor's courses, students will be exposed to the varying perspectives different disciplines and individuals have on leadership and influence. The course aims to bring students together early in their degree to make a positive impact on their spheres of influence now and into the future.
Students will be encouraged to design and implement an individual or collaborative leadership initiative at ANU or the broader Canberra community based on I.D.E.A (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) principles, and will be mentored by an ANU staff member to realise the potential of the project.
This courses is co-taught with undergraduate students, but postgraduate students will be assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Formulate a clear personal repertoire of values-based leadership and models of influence
- Evaluate different disciplinary and cultural models of leadership and influence
- Demonstrate high-level skills in collaboration and coordination towards common goals in formal and informal settings
- Design, implement and evaluate a strategic leadership initiative that enhances a community
- Reflect on the nature of leadership and influence in the context of your discipline
Students must complete an Application Form on the VC's Courses website to be enrolled in this course, including a 1-page CV and a brief project proposal (300 words), outlining:
- Potential Topic
- Project Proposal - what you intend to do, and who you will be working with in the project
- Project Objectives - both the overall objectives of the project and what you aim to achieve within the timescale of the Semester.
On completion of the course at an acceptable level, students will receive the credit and a certificate from the DVC(SUE). Students wishing to continue working on their projects or initiative may apply through other VC's Courses, including Innovation and Professional Practice Internship or Group Research and Innovation Project.
- Students who successfully complete all project requirements will receive a Course Requirements Satisfied (CRS) grade. As an indication: (null) [LO null]
- Contribute to class discussion and project planning (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Design, implement and evaluate an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (I.D.E.A.) project on campus or the broader Canberra community (50) [LO 3,4]
- Build a web-based portfolio that records and shares the project to a broader audience (25) [LO 1,2,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Weekly 2-hour seminars from ANU and Community experts in the first half of the course
- Fortnightly 1-hour meetings with assigned ANU mentor
- Independent or collaborative project work
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
An indicative reading list is provided on the VC's Courses Website.
Assumed KnowledgeCourse entry to be based on application statement and reference and judged on evidence of leadership/influence experience and/or potential.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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- 6 units
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