MGT569 The Leadership Challenge (8)

The Leadership Challenge subject aims to develop students' personal leadership capabilities. Students have the opportunity to explore leadership challenges and aspects of change in themselves and in the team/organisation/community context. Students will undertake leadership development exercise(s) in response to contemporary leadership challenges and compare their own perception of leadership abilities with that of their colleagues. Using experiential learning and critical reflection, students will develop a blueprint for leadership practice.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT569. 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

Post graduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge

MGM501 & MGT599

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify, articulate and discuss individual leadership capacity and capability;
  • be able to build a distinctive leadership identity around leadership theory and research, congruent with assessment of personal capabilities and organisational context;
  • be able to develop own leadership practice based on personal and ethical values through self-assessment and self-reflection; and
  • be able to apply concepts of self-leadership and identify opportunities to practice leadership in the context of relationships, workplaces and society.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The leadership challenge
  • Self and other perceptions of leadership capability
  • Leadership development exercise(s)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT569 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Leadership challenge proposal
Personal best leadership experience (group post)
Personal best leadership experience (report)
Learning journal & personal action plan

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.