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DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • Unit Code & NameDP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge
  • Cross CodeDA8795B
  • DescriptionThis unit introduces the student to the concept and practice of leadership from a Christian perspective. The topic will be explored utilising De Pree's definition of Leadership as
    (a) Defining reality,
    (b) Servanthood,
    (c) Gratitude.

    Further theoretical breadth will be explored as attention is given to the five practices of leadership emanating from the research of Kouzes and Posner. Evaluation of team dynamics and conflict resolution will be included in consideration of leadership tasks.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDP - Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • Unit Points24
  • LevelPostgraduate Foundational
  • Semester2, 2019
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, seminars, online forums, videos

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
  • AssessmentsEssay 3000 words - 50%
    Integrative Essay 3000 words - 50%
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Analyse De Pree's three dimensions of the leadership task and integrate other theoretical frameworks within a context of pastoral leadership
    2. Critique a functional understanding of leadership in a team context
    3. Evaluate at least one approach to conflict resolution
    4. Articulate a personal model of leadership, providing a theological foundation, and an analysis of inherent strengths and weaknesses and formulate a leadership development plan
    5. Identify points of connection, critique and dissonance with De Pree's three dimensions model and the student's theological foundations and pastoral context