MGM511 Transformational Leadership (2)

It is difficult in todays cynical and complex world for leaders to gain trust from their stakeholders both internal and external. This subject takes a practical and applied look at transformative leadership. Transformative leadership takes a long-term, values and ethically based view of leadership that focuses on shared value for stakeholders and the broader society. This subject is an opportunity for students to explore how their leadership style may contribute to the development of community resilience. Students will examine leadership styles through a variety of conceptual lenses  transformational leadership, servant leadership charismatic leadership, principle-centred leadership, level 5 leadership and covenantal leadership  all of which contribute to transformative leadership. The subject is designed to assist students in evaluating and make recommendations for their own leadership style and the styles exhibited in their organisations.


Micro Session 2 (32)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGM511. 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

Available to postgraduate students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Critically analyse and evaluate leadership styles, including their own, in the context of community resilience and contemporary leadership thinking; and
  • Critically reflect and make recommendations to enhance the use of transformative leadership in their own practice and in that of their organisation and /or community.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Contemporary leadership theory - transformational leadership, servant leadership, charismatic leadership, principal centred leadership, level 5 leadership and covenantal leadership;
  • Evaluation of own and organisations/community’s leadership styles; and
  • Research, planning ,executing and evaluation of an action plan for their own leadership development.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.