Learning to Lead People in High Performance Teams

Unit code: SFS7015 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
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This unit has been developed to provide students with an understanding of advanced concepts in leadership and human resources management applied to the specific context of high performing teams. As graduates of a Master degree, students will enter a workplace which is typically very challenging and unstable in nature. This unit will provide the students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical tools to appreciate their own leadership style and improve the way they interact with other staff members and manage group dynamics. The assessments will require students to integrate the acquired knowledge with the available scientific literature as well as their personal experiences.

This unit will be offered within a study tour as part of a 5-year partnership agreement between Victoria University and the Real Madrid Graduate School/UEM. The partnership includes different activities focussed on staff and student mobility and it extends onto other courses within the College of Sport and Exercise Science. This unit will be part of a set of two units offered in a 2-week residential period.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise scientific evidence, practice and contemporary issues in leadership;
  2. Exemplify enhanced personal knowledge, skills and attitudes as they relate to the effective exercise of leadership in sport;
  3. Create a personal leadership statement and action plan that exhibits sound critical analysis and an informed appraisal of an authentic sport leader; and,
  4. Reflect on their current level of ability to both lead and work within teams to assess and solve complex problems, motivate and inspire others and act strategically; and

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Essay
Grade: 20%
Personal leadership biography
Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 50%
Reflective journal (5 videos)
Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 30%
Leading a group in a meeting or training session

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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