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MGL400 Police Leadership, Communication, and Impact

DESCRIPTION 

This unit critically examines the development, theories, and principles of leadership as applied to the context of policing. It prepares students for the challenges and dynamics of effective, ethical communication in leadership and its impact on the public sector.  It also explores the contemporary issues and operational demands confronting police leaders. The aim of this unit is to prepare students for the challenges of undertaking a future leadership role and mentoring others.


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership*

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership*

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)*


*core unit


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE 

Nil 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the development, theories, and principles in police leadership studies

ULO2 Critically analyse the impact of personal qualities, values, power, and authority in responsible police leadership

ULO3 Identify and discuss the contextual influences of police leadership communication and its impact

ULO4 Illustrate an advanced ability to apply knowledge to solve a range of complex police leadership scenarios

ULO5 Critique and apply theories and practice in empowering teams in decision making and problem solving in police leadership and impact 


CONTENT 

  • History of leadership theories

  • Personality factors in policing leadership

  • Emotional intelligence, power, influence, and motivation

  • Leadership communication and impact

  • Cultural sensitivity and relationship factors

  • Fostering teamwork in decision making and problem solving

  • Ethical leadership styles

  • Building skills and personal leadership practice in policing 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Case Study – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Major Essay – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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