DFVP20008 - Leadership and Management in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will provide you with opportunities to develop advanced knowledge of management and leadership styles within the non-government organisation health and human services sector, with a focus on domestic and family violence organisations. It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units with a specific focus on organisational contexts and practices. Using a gendered approach, critical use is made of evidence-based research and practice and policy documents addressing management and leadership requirements in this sector. You will explore a range of governance considerations, financial accountability and legislative requirements pertinent to the domestic and family violence sector. You will consider ethical, professional and self-management implications for practice.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine the difference between leadership and management particularly as these concepts apply in domestic and family violence contexts.
  2. Interpret and explain key leadership and management theories that underpin non government organisation health and human services.
  3. Analyse key leadership and management challenges and practices within non-government organisation health and human services policy environments, with a focus on the intersection of gender, ethnicity and culture.
  4. Evaluate key accountabilities required of leaders and managers in non-government organisation health and human services.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment

Corrections

Date Updated Information
11-Jul-2017 12:20 Under Conditions the minimum mark should be removed - it should be blank

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMarika Guggisberg (m.guggisberg@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

What is leadership and management

Husu, L., Hearn, J., Lämsä, A-M., & Vanhala, S. (2010). Leadership through the gender lens: Women and men in organisations. Helsinki, FIN: Hanken School of Economics.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Effective Communication

Carlson, C. (2017, 26 May). 4 strategies for being assertive. Business Management Daily.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Managing Relationships

Mayer, R. C., Davis, J. H., & Schoorman, F. D. (1995). An integrative model of organizational trust. The Academy of Management Review, 20, 709-734

Portfolio Activity 1

Written Assessment - Portfolio Activity Due Friday (28 Jul 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Organisational Culture

Watch Claire Madden's TED Talk: 'When Values Backfire'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaN6FtJ8inA

Week 5 07-08-2017

Flexibility

Demerouti, E., & Bakker, A.B. (2011). The Job Demands–Resources model: Challenges for future research. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 37, Art. 974

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Specific Leadership/Management Skills

Goodwin, C. R. (2008). The supervisor's role and responsibility in the modern organization. In C. R. Goodwin & D B. Griffith, Supervisor's survival kit (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Emotional Intelligence

David, S., & Congleton, C. (2013). Emotional agility. Harvard Business Review.

Portfolio Activity 2

Week 8 04-09-2017

Stress and Coping

Gallo, A. (2011). Turning stress into an asset. Harvard Business Review.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Conflict in the Workplace

Oachesu, M. (2016). Conflict management, a new challenge. Procedia Economics and Finance,39, 807-814.

Week 10 18-09-2017

Project Planning and Management

Vitek, D. (2012). Project management: Supporting a common project delivery framework. Unified Process Project Management Newsletter, 6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of health and Human Services.

Written Assessment - Essay

Written Assessment - Essay Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Ethical and Reflective Practice

Finlay, L. (2008). Reflecting on reflective practice. Paper 52, Practice-based Professional Learning Centre. The Open University.

Week 12 02-10-2017

Self-Care

Killelea, G. (n.d.). The secret to leadership stamina: Self-care. Half the Sky Leadership.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Portfolio Activity
Task Description

Submission of the Portfolio Activities is staggered across Term 2 to enable you to obtain ongoing feedback on your progress.

Portfolio activities consist of different types of learning and assessment. They provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a range of different skills including different ways of researching, compiling and presenting information and acquired knowledge.

Submission of the Portfolio pieces is through the Moodle site, Turnitin submission point. Note that all assessments need to be attempted and a Cover Page is required. You are strongly encouraged to submit a draft prior to the due date to review your Turnitin Report prior to making a final submission.

Overall, these assessment items provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues related to leadership and management along with academic writing and referencing capability.

Read the instructions carefully and understand the specific requirements in terms of length, format, structure, required referencing, and purpose.

Assessment Due Date Week 3 Friday (28-Jul-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Part 2 of the Portfolio Activity will be due in Week 7 on Friday at 23:45 AEST
Return Date to Students Within approximately 10 working days of submission
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Definition of Concepts of Leadership and Management (10%)

Key Leadership and Management Theories (10%)

Development of main idea and organisation of paper (20%)

Demonstrated Knowledge of Content area and Development of Ideas (40%)

Academic writing, paraphrasing, and referencing (intext and endtext) (20%)

A detailed marking key is available in Moodle

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 10 marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submission of the Portfolio pieces is through the Moodle site, Turnitin Submission Point

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Examine the difference between leadership and management particularly as these concepts apply in domestic and family violence contexts.

2. Interpret and explain key leadership and management theories that underpin non government organisation health and human services.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Essay
Task Description

This Assignment provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate a range of different practice skills including critical thinking, visualisation and presenting information systematically and analytically. This activity underpins the strong link between academic knowledge development and DFV-related practice. You are asked to conduct a Stakeholder Analysis. A stakeholder analysis is a systematic way to assess key partners in an organisation.

Overall, this assessment item provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues related to leadership and management along with academic writing and referencing capability.

Read the instructions provided to you on Moodle and e-Unit Profile carefully and understand the specific requirements in terms of length, format, structure, required referencing, and purpose.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within approximately 10 working days of submission
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Visualisation (10%)

Introduction and Stakeholder Overview (10%)

Identification of Stakeholders (20%)

Stakeholder Analysis (40%)

Academic Writing style (20%)

A detailed marking key is available on Moodle

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 10 marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submission is through the Moodle site, Turnitin Submission Point

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Interpret and explain key leadership and management theories that underpin non government organisation health and human services.

3. Analyse key leadership and management challenges and practices within non-government organisation health and human services policy environments, with a focus on the intersection of gender, ethnicity and culture.

4. Evaluate key accountabilities required of leaders and managers in non-government organisation health and human services.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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