Principles of Leadership and Management

Leaders are made, not born. This subject will serve as a basis for your personal leadership development and effective organisational management. Whether you will be leading a Christian not-for-profit, a corporate organisation, or a church, you will learn theory, skills and tools to transform organisations, empower people, and manage yourself effectively.  In the style of a mini-MBA, Principles of Leadership and Management will give you skills across a range of key leadership and management competencies. There is a particular focus on developing a transformational leadership style that embodies integrity, strategic focus and empowerment to promote growth and change.

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Subject Details

Mode Online On-campus 
Workload  One semester, 12 credit points Intensive, 12 credit points
Status  Elective Elective
Subject code PC035 PC035
Prerequisites  48 credit points of  foundational subjects 48 credit points of  foundational subjects
Teacher  Tim Foster to be advised


Section A: Organisational Leadership 

  • Theology of leadership
  • Theory of leadership
  • Organisational culture
  • Strategy
  • Leading from the second chair

Section B: Managing Organisations 

  • Understanding management
  • Governance and organisational structures
  • Managing for growth and change
  • Team dynamics, human resource management and conflict
  • Communication
  • Budgeting, finance and risk in non-profit organisations
  • Self-management

Study Expectations
In the online subject you can expect to work through a variety of weekly learning activities which include watching videos, reading, completing set learning and assessment tasks and contributing to online forums and interacting with your peers. Allow 8–10 hours study time per week.

Students enrolled in the intensive should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this subject.


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