Courses & Units

Exceptional Leadership HPA338

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Personal leadership is a desire for the individual to take charge of their own life. This highly practical unit falls under the interests of applied philosophy and ethics and provides a context for exploring and understanding the concept of leadership and its implications for individual growth and creative development. The focus is on developing exceptional leadership skills, effective cooperation and communication strategies and the opportunity to enhance ethical and creative problem-solving abilities.

Assessment comprising a reflective process will be used throughout this unit and a range of approaches are introduced to enhance, broaden and deepen the level of student reflection. On completion students should have developed (1) an understanding of the key concepts and theories of leadership and building sustainable relationships grounded in ethical practice (2) an understanding of the notion of ethical leadership and the concept of what it means to live a good life, (3) a capacity for self reflection and self-awareness and an understanding of personal strengths and talents (4) a capacity to apply this knowledge to personal leadership and career management (5) enhanced networks with other highly motivated peers. Participants will be required to undertake a written analysis of ethical leadership theories, a series of reflections, attend presentations from community, government and business leaders, and take part in regular group discussions.


Unit name Exceptional Leadership
Unit code HPA338
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff Coordinator: Inglis Clark Centre Director
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 090399

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 3 hour weekly workshop, alternatively delivered as a compact seminar of four days with 32 contact hours, if taught outside semester 1 or semester 2

Compact seminar of 4 days with 32 contact hours in semester 3 or 5

HPA238: 4 x 200-250 words daily individual reflections (40%), and 1 x 3000 words essay (60%)

HPA338: 4 x 200-250 words daily individual reflections (40%), and 1 x 3200 words essay (60%)

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