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15616 Community Leadership Project

6cp; online learning module, 1 day workshop, distance supervised project period
Requisite(s): 15618 Contemporary Local Government Leadership



Local government has a pivotal role in shaping places and communities, and there is an increasing requirement for sector professionals to develop the skills and capabilities to lead for 'the common good' (Crosby and Bryson, 2005) and enhance 'public value' (Moore, 2008) through place-related initiatives.

This subject assists in the development of skills, capability and knowledge in the area of community leadership. It is a flexible subject taken predominantly by distance mode where students apply real-time learning to a workplace project that has an impact on community outcomes in their local area.

Being able to plan for and demonstrate community leadership is important to a range of functions within local government organisations, including spatial planning, strategic planning, asset management, governance, community, service delivery, human resources, management and customer relations. Whether students' work has an implicit or explicit community focus, this subject helps them identify and work on a community-related project or initiative that is relevant to their role, council and ongoing professional development.

The subject develops and enhances the professional skills required for effective leaders of local areas and organisations through guided learning, 1:1 supervision, action research and practical application. It is a core subject in the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership (C11215) and is also offered as a short course.

Typical availability

May session, City campus

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