University of Technology Sydney

26838 Indigenous Leadership and Changemaking

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This subject explores ways to assess and prioritise Indigenous community needs and aspirations with respect to nation building and uses case studies to explore how Indigenous governing authorities work within legal constraints to serve their communities and assert their rights. 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. They are able to operate in, and walk between, multiple cultures and multiple worlds, incorporating and adapting new knowledge to develop sound and effective leadership strategies. 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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