WELF 3007 Leadership, Alliances, Sustainability (Block Mode)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101779

Coordinator Scott Avery Opens in new window

Description This unit offers students the opportunity to explore the central role of leadership and alliances in building sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The unit focuses on theories and models of leadership appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: initiating, building and maintaining alliances with individuals and groups and methods to build sustainable communities. In addition, students will examine case studies of Indigenous leadership and communities that have been successful in community building such as socio-economic development, education and community cohesion.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1689 Bachelor of Community and Social Development.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe theories and models of leadership appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  2. Identify and analyse strengths and challenges in a case study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community that can help or hinder sustainability
  3. Apply concepts of leadership and alliances to problem-solve an issue within a case study community

Subject Content

Theories and models of leadership appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Influential Indigenous leaders and their standpoints
Case studies of leadership in action
Study of communities that have been successful in building alliances and maintaining successful leadership and community relations
Examination of measures of success in community building such as socio-economic development, education, community cohesion

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay 1500 words 50 N Individual
Report 1500 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods