Content

This 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.

Unit Code: DA8795B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

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

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, online forums, videos

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

Essay 3000 words

3000 50.0
Essay

Integrative Essay 3000 words

3000 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-18 09:16:13 +1000