ULM502 Leadership Perspectives and Processes (8)

This subject examines leadership and leadership practice within the context of higher education and in alignment with the university's strategic mission. The subject explores various conceptualisations of management and leadership. Participants are encouraged to reframe their current understanding of leading and managing at CSU. Participants will explore various representations and theories of leadership to articulate their own leadership values and philosophy. This work-focussed subject aims to build self-aware and reflective practitioners. Leadership is conceptualised not as something held by an individual but as a set of social practices that arises from relationships and conditions of work.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to compare and contrast the dominant theoretical and popular representations of leadership;
  • be able to critically examine various sources of management knowledge by reflecting on their experience, readings of management theory and their current leadership situation;
  • be able to articulate and justify a coherent set of values around their own leadership practice;
  • be able to plan and initiate leadership actions and projects that are aligned with their personal and ethical values of leadership and the core values of CSU; and
  • be able to synthesise, apply, critically reflect upon and communicate leadership knowledge and ideas.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reflecting on leadership and management
  • Critical perspectives on leadership
  • Issues of ethics and diversity
  • Leadership and influence, motivation and inspiration

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ULM502 in Session 1 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 %
Leadership portfolio: getting started
Leadership portfolio: moving forward
Leadership case study
Leadership portfolio: development and enhancement

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.