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MGL501 People, Culture and Leadership

DESCRIPTION 

Leadership is people-centric and culture-specific. Police leaders must know the staff they have and the people they serve and the cultural nuances that drive much of their behaviour to deal effectively with often complex and dynamically changing environments. The aim of the unit is for students to develop the knowledge, skills and reflective practices needed to understand people and culture and their impact in dynamic contexts requiring strategic leadership and ethical governance. 


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

MGL400 Police Leadership, Communication and Impact 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Critically analyse academic literature regarding people, culture and strategic leadership in policing

ULO2 Demonstrate mastery of skills required to understand people and culture in relation to strategic leadership and ethical governance

ULO3 Critically analyse the contextual influences of people, culture and leadership and the challenges for police leadership

ULO4 Explain strategic approaches to solve a range of complex people, culture and leadership scenarios

ULO5 Synthesise leadership theories and practice in the field of people, culture and leadership 


CONTENT 

  • Ethical leadership: Towards a new evidence-based, ethical professionalism?

  • The art of ‘flexing’: Translating a new vision of police leadership from the top

  • Police culture and police leadership in local, regional, national and global contexts

  • Legitimacy and authority of rank: A critical perspective

  • Collapse of leadership and coordination

  • Power, identity and ethics 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Annotated Bibliography – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Case Study – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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