University of Technology Sydney

26838 Indigenous Leadership and Changemaking

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Effective leadership anticipates the organisational processes necessary to implement beneficial economic, environmental, cultural and political transformations for a socially just and sustainable future. When conscientiously employed by leaders as they establish new ventures and realign existing practices for better fit with positive societal goals, Indigenous nation building perspectives can alter how organisations operate by reorienting their strategic purpose. This subject employs the theoretical framework of Indigenous nation building to develop student knowledge and skills for public-oriented leadership that is proactive and visionary. This happens through a dynamic technique of agenda-setting, strategic collaboration, and the design of enabling processes that set change in motion. In this subject, students learn leadership qualities that can help them to reset the agenda and identify opportunities to facilitate and support Indigenous-led community development. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples development and transformation can be achieved through the agency and collective action of community-spirited leaders. Community-spirited leaders recognise the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and ensure that strategies and initiatives are locally relevant, effective and match the norms, values and beliefs of the community. Through group exercises and activities, students explore attributes of community-spirited leadership, effective leadership practices and what a strengths-based approach to action might look like in their own workplace and/or community.

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