ULM505 Leadership Through Change (8)

This subject builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership theory and practice developed in the GCULM course. This work-focussed subject aims to build capability in students to critically analyse organisational capability and dynamics to lead people through and embed sustainable change at CSU.

Students will explore and apply contemporary theoretical and practical approaches to key business communication skills needed to lead change in the context of an uncertain and dynamic internal (CSU) and external university environment.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ULM505. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management course.

Assumed Knowledge

ULM502, ULM503 and ULM504

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to establish professional networks and foster collaborative relationships to lead change efforts;
  • be able to apply contemporary approaches to communication to articulate strategic goals and objectives;
  • be able to generate a guiding vision to direct organisational change initiatives;
  • be able to diagnose and evaluate organisational change capability to develop sustainable change practice; and
  • be able to design an innovative learning portfolio that demonstrates that the leadership knowledge, skills and ideas gained from the GCULM course have been applied to effectively lead people through change.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Leading and managing change
  • Organisational communication skills for leading change
  • Lifelong leadership development

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ULM505 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Reflect on your experience of change & leadership
Communication strategy
Lifelong leadership plan & completed e-portfolio

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.