CQUniversity Unit Profile
MGMT20131 Organisational Governance and Leadership
Organisational Governance and Leadership
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General Information

Overview

Today's organisations are facing challenges in shifting from traditional management practices to modern governance and management systems. Organisational Governance and Leadership extensively explores issues about how leadership practices facilitate organisational management. Understanding, analysing, and applying the nature of leadership are important for organisations to pursue sustainable development in the changing environment, where leaders need to address various legal, ethical and economic issues. Organisational Governance and Leadership examines the roles of leaders and details the importance of their personal values with regard to decision making, accountability, responsibility and interactions with organisational and management systems. Matters central to governance and the capacity to lead by example are key to the learning program. If you have successfully completed the unit MGMT20125 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Group Work
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Course Evaluation

Feedback

The course should not be taught in intensive 4 day workshop mode across 4 consecutive weeks.

Recommendation

Consider teaching the course in a 12 week structure or spread to ensure a week between each workshop.

Action

There was no action taken in relation to the unit being taught on 4 full days. However, they are no longer in consecutive weeks but in weeks 2 and 5. This aims to engage the students early in assessment and study and to increase participation and attendance.

Feedback from Course Evaluation

Feedback

Ensure all lecturers understand the assessment task and requirements so that they can be explained more clearly and consistently to students.

Recommendation

More explanation of the assessment items should be conducted with on-campus lecturers and a recorded PowerPoint developed by the course coordinator.

Action

Both of these recommendations were introduced. Qualitative comments regarding this were mixed with some students indicating excellent support and information about the assessment while others still believe support was not adequate.

Feedback from Course Evaluation

Feedback

Some lecturers are not meeting student expectations in relation to their skills and interactions.

Recommendation

Identify lecturers who may need support to improve their skills.

Action

Individual support was provided for the entire teaching team and there were no qualitative comments in relation to this in Term 1 2017. In fact, all comments highly praised the teaching team.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders
  2. discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance
  3. discribe your own interest in providing leadership and in taking on various leadership roles, as well as analyse your preferred leadership style and approach to leadership
  4. critically assess the challenges and tasks of leadership at different levels of the organisation
  5. critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Work - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Work - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

There is no compulsory prescribed textbook for this unit; instead, prescribed weekly reading material will be available in Moodle. However, in order to expand your knowledge and improve your success chances in this unit, it is important you carry out independent study and additional reading. Please find below a selection of recommended books, some of which you should peruse:

  • Daft, R. (2015). The Leadership Experience, (6th ed.). Stamford, US: Cengage.
  • Daft, R., & Pirola-Merlo, A. (2009). The Leadership Experience Asia Pacific Edition, (1st ed.). South Melbourne, Vic: Cengage.
  • Pedler, M., Burgoyne, J., & Boydell, T. (2010). A Manager's Guide to Leadership: An Action Learning Approach, (2nd ed.). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.
  • Kouzes, J.M., & Posner, B.Z. (eds.). (2011). Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kouzes, J.M., & Posner, B.Z. (2012). The leadership challenge (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Gandossy, R., & Sonnenfeld, J. (eds.). (2004). Leadership and governance from the inside out. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Doh, J.P., & Stumpf, S.A. (eds.). (2005). Handbook on responsible leadership and governance in global business. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • McKee, A., Boyatzis, R., & Johnston, F. (2008). Becoming a Resonant Leader. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Laura Baker Unit Coordinator
l.e.baker@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Please note that the rows on this schedule reflect the themes that will be discussed in the workshops - they do NOT refer to weekly materials. For details of actual workshop schedules and contents, please refer to the timetable and unit Moodle site.

Theme: Leadership Competencies

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

On-campus students: this course is taught in intensive mode at the beginning of the semester. Please refer to your timetable for details.

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Leadership, Management and Self-Awareness

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

On-campus students: The introductory Friday session and the first full-day weekend workshops take place.

On-campus students: First assessed presentation takes place during the workshop on Sunday (19/03/17).

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Emotional Intelligence

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to Leadership

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Duties of Leadership

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

On-campus students: The second full-day weekend workshops take place.

On-campus students: Second and third assessed presentations take place during the workshops on Saturday (08/04/17) and Sunday (09/04/17).

Online students: Assessment 1 (presentation and written executive report) submission is due on Friday 07/04/17 at 11.45am AEST.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Vacation week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Leadership Behaviour - Historical and Contemporary Thought

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Critical Capabilities (Competencies) In Leadership: Visibility Credibility, Power and Influence and Self Confidence.


Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Leader as Entrepreneur

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

On-campus students: Assessment 2 (Written report) is due on Friday, 05/05/17, at 11.45am AEST.

Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Theme: Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership

Chapter

Readings posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Online students: Assessment 2 (Written report) is due on Friday, 19/05/17, at 11.45am AEST.

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
Group Analysis and Presentation

Task Description

On-campus students:

Format: 3 x 10 minute professional presentations

Length: 10 minutes each

Due date: DURING the workshops on Sunday 19/03/17, Saturday 08/04/17 and Sunday 09/04/17 (weeks 2 and 5)

During the first introductory session (Friday, 17/03/17 5pm-8pm), students will be allocated to a group. Each group will then make three (3) 10-minute presentations: The first presentation will take place during the first Sunday workshop (19/03/17); the second presentation will take place during the second Saturday workshop (08/04/17); the third presentation will take place during the second Sunday workshop (09/04/17).

The size and constitution of the groups will be determined by the class facilitator. Each presentation is worth 10 marks.

The facilitator will nominate a specific task or analysis related to leadership practice that each group must address.

This is a pass-fail activity and students must be present and participate in the presentation as part of the group at all three presentations.

A copy of the PowerPoint slides and a list of references used (correctly listed according to APA requirements) must be provided to the class facilitator at the time of presentation. These printed documents need to be suitable as a professional handout.

Online students:

Format: 1 x Professional multimedia presentation and written executive report

Length/size: 20 minutes presentation; 500-800 words report

Due date: Friday, 07/04/17, 11.45am AEST (week 5)

Students will be allocated to a group by the unit co-ordinator. Each group will prepare a 20-minute multimedia presentation, i.e. PowerPoint with voiceover or similar audio-visual presentation, along with a written executive report (500-800 words) that summarises the key findings. Both presentation (PowerPoints and/or video) and report (Word document) must be uploaded to Moodle. The slides and the report require full reference lists (correctly listed according to APA requirements). Please note that it is the group's responsibility to ensure a high quality of audio and/or video recording.

The unit co-ordinator will nominate a specific task or analysis related to leadership practice that each group must address.

This is a pass-fail activity and students must be in a group; students cannot undertake this task individually. Slides and report must be submitted by Friday, 7th April, 11.45am AEST.


Assessment Due Date

Please refer to the above task description for details of presentation times or submission dates.


Return Date to Students

On-campus students will receive feedback at the presentation date; online students will receive feedback within 10 working days (excluding university holidays) of submission.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

  1. Demonstrate the capability to use leadership models and concepts as analytical tools to identify key issues that impact on specific leadership practice
  2. Accurate definitions of key concepts and terms
  3. The ability to utilise key leadership competencies and interpersonal concepts and terms to describe and analyse leadership practice in an organisational context
  4. Use business examples to illustrate leadership practice so as to demonstrate understanding
  5. Demonstrate a breadth and quality of research by using a minimum of 12 academic sources from recommended texts and journal articles
  6. Ability to prepare a professional presentation in the nominated format consistent with standards expected of professional leaders and managers in the work context
  7. Ability to demonstrate appropriate personal professional standards in terms of dress, verbal and non-verbal communication consistent with standards expected of professional leaders and managers in the work context
  8. Ability to work cooperatively in a work-based team and present a cohesive presentation and answer relevant questions during the presentation
  9. Use of the APA in-text referencing system to correctly cite academic sources

As Masters students you are required to engage in research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines. Two specific requirements need to be considered. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice", and demonstrate "knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.

Each unit in the MBA has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments referred to by the AQF. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications, and as Masters students, indicate a willingness to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies that demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research.

Students should ensure that they understand the specific research that is required for each assessment piece and recognise that if they meet this minimum requirement, they will receive the minimum grade for demonstrated research.

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE (a full list of references must be submitted as part of the assessment).


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online Group

Submission Instructions
On-campus students: Provide PowerPoint handouts and reference list to the tutor in-class. Online students: submit your slides and executive report via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders
  • discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance
  • discribe your own interest in providing leadership and in taking on various leadership roles, as well as analyse your preferred leadership style and approach to leadership
  • critically assess the challenges and tasks of leadership at different levels of the organisation
  • critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Individual Written Assessment - Developing Leadership Capability

Task Description

Format: Professional written report

Length: 2,300 to 2,800 words

Submission format: Written Word document; submitted electronically via Moodle

Due date for ON-CAMPUS students: Friday, 05/05/17 (week 8) at 11.45am AEST

Due date for ONLINE students: Friday, 19/05/17 (week 10) at 11.45am AEST

This assessment aims to allow participants to explore and develop key capabilities in one of the three key leadership capabilities (competencies) addressed in the unit. There are three sections to this report:

  1. A self-analysis/-reflection
  2. A literature review, and
  3. A conclusion that outlines an action plan for development

The assignment must focus on one of the following:

  • Visibility/Credibility OR
  • Power and Influence OR
  • Self-confidence

During the full-day weekend workshops, diagnostic tools and mini-simulation activities will be undertaken for each topic that serve as the experiential basis for individual reflection about current leadership practice. These are compulsory activities for students enrolled in the on-campus delivery mode.

Online students are provided with alternative experiential activities.

1. Self-analysis/-reflection (800 - 1,000 words)

Students must utilise at least three (3) of the diagnostic tools undertaken during the workshops (such as the Quinn Management Questionnaire, the ESCI (Emotional Intelligence) Situational Leadership Questionnaires, and diagnostic tools specific to the chosen capability).

Students are to contrast the results of the diagnostics tests and reflect on their own practice by identifying two incidences from their recent past (i.e. last 12 months) in which the chosen capabilities were being used. Students are then to analyse the incidents to determine whether the results of the self-diagnosis are evidenced in practice.

The objective is for students are then to identify two areas or competencies for improvement that will enhance visibility/credibility OR use of power and influence OR self-confidence.

2. Literature Review (approx. 1,000 words)

Students are then to prepare a literature review about the chosen topic that defines the key terms and outlines key theories or models and application.

Students are to start with a broad overview of the topic (i.e. Visibility/Credibility, Power and Influence, or Self-confidence) and how this relates to leadership practice. Students are then to focus on the specific aspect that the self-analysis and reflection identified as requiring development. Students need to focus on this aspect defining the key competencies required and scoping aspects related to acquiring these leadership behaviours.

3. Conclusion/Action Plan (500 - 800 words)

As a conclusion, students are to develop an action plan of key events and activities that they can undertake over the next 6 months to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified as requiring development in Section 1.

This can include undertaking specific short courses, to develop skills (must be actual courses), a reading plan to acquire conceptual knowledge, maintaining of personal journals reflecting on communication interactions, etc.

This section must include actionable items with timelines and an indication of how you will measure successful completion.

Research Requirements: A minimum of 12 scholarly references are to be used that includes at least 4 peer-reviewed journal articles included as citations within the report.

Keep in mind that the academic sources (outside the textbooks) must be peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly book chapters. If you are in doubt of what constitutes a journal article or scholarly book chapter, please refer to the Moodle site, discuss with your tutor and/or approach the Academic Learning Centre (ALC).


Assessment Due Date

Please refer to the above task description for details of submission dates.


Return Date to Students

We will make every attempt to get your assignments back within ten working days (excluding university holidays).


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

  • Provide the results of minimum of 3 diagnostic tools that relate to the selected leadership competency and to analyse (reflect) these against past practice to identify personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to construct a detailed and cohesive literature review that defines key concepts and terms related to the selected leadership competency/capability.
  • As part of the literature review to summarise and contrast key concepts/models related to the selected competency/capability.
  • Ability to devise a personal (management) development plan, supported by literature, that addresses these key capability needs.
  • Demonstrate a breadth and quality of research by using a minimum of 12 academic sources from recommended texts and journal articles.
  • Correct use of the APA in-text referencing system to cite academic sources.

As Masters students you are required to engage in research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines. Two specific requirements need to be considered. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice", and demonstrate "knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.

Each unit in the MBA has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments referred to by the AQF. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications, and as Masters students, indicate a willingness to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies that demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research.

Students should ensure that they understand the specific research that is required for each assessment piece and recognise that if they meet this minimum requirement, they will receive the minimum grade for demonstrated research.

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE (a full list of references must be submitted as part of the assessment).


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Word document via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • analyse the contribution made by leaders in different organisational settings and discuss the characteristics of successful leaders
  • discuss the principles underlying leadership development and good governance
  • critically discuss the role of leadership in ensuring the good governance of the organisation based on appropriate theories.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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