MGT584 Leadership in Teams (8)

Leadership in Teams will explore how leadership relates to teams and how effective leaders adapt to team dynamics. Students will critically examine and research the theoretical perspectives of leading productive teams and facilitating groups. The subject will identify the distinction between team leadership and team facilitation skills. Students will investigate their own ability to lead and facilitate teams utilising team work and members' knowledge and skills. This subject will guide students to reflect on their personal and ethical values and the skills needed to negotiate and facilitate the complexities of leading diverse teams. Relational and communication skills will be developed and applied to coaching and leadership practice.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT584. 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

Postgraduate Students only.

Assumed Knowledge

MGM501 & MGT599

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse own leadership styles and reflect on how own leadership skills can be enhanced to achieve high performance in teams;
  • be able to evaluate professional and/or personal experiences in leading teams and critically review effectiveness;
  • be able to distinguish between team leadership, coaching and team facilitation skills and apply skills and communication practices as appropriate; and
  • be able to assess various practice-based situations and apply appropriate leadership approaches, knowledge and skills to lead diverse and a variety of teams in practice based situations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Team and group dynamics
  • Developing, leading and coaching teams
  • Leading teams in complex and challenging situations

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT584 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 %
Work styles in teams - group discussion post (a&b)
Planning and launching a virtual team - report
Group task - pechakucha presentation
Leadership and group dynamics in a virtual team

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.