Course Title: Leading People and Organisations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Leading People and Organisations

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence


Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Gibson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0105

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course aims to develop leadership capacities, such as being able to ethically influence others and thereby improve the performance of organizations. Drawing on your experience as a manager, you will learn not only from the reading materials but also from comparisons and contrasts between what you read and what you are experiencing in your workplace.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


 On successful completion of this course you will be able to :

  1. Apply leadership concepts and practices to a range of organisational settings
  2. Recognise own behaviour, skills and aptitudes relevant to your role as a leader and manager, and identify appropriate avenues for ongoing professional development
  3. Develop effective practices for dealing with diversity and cross-cultural management issues
  4. Improve organisational performance and productivity by considering contemporary views on the alignment of people and organisations
  5. Devise and design solutions to problems which commonly face managerial leaders by applying theoretical frameworks and research findings

Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

The following learning activities have been designed to assist you to develop the important capabilities outlined in this course guide.

While this list is not exhaustive, it provides you with an overview of some of the activities to be undertaken to successfully complete the course.

  • Engage in research by means of searching texts, internet resources and journals (academic and profession).
  • Read text material and selected articles.
  • Prepare written answers to problems and topic questions.
  • Resolve questions in case study problems.
  • Participate in classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and participate in class presentations.
  • Participate in role playing and simulations.
  • Engage in reflective practice and present findings.
  • Complete quizzes.

Overview of Learning Resources

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page:

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment 1 - group presentation  20%   Assessment 2 - Individual case study and reflective journal 30%   Assessment 3 - Individual essay and development plan  50%

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.