This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) assessment task that allows students to apply their knowledge and skills into practical situations. It is assessed through a real workplace context where feedback from industry is integral to students’ experience. This assessment is designed to lead you from critical analysis of your role model to reflect on how you can improve your own leadership qualities and effectiveness through three learning stages: a) Observation; b) Leadership Development Plan and c) Feedback.
The first stage is to select a person whom you consider to be a successful and effective leader. Then, through your observation or research, you will identify the person’s leadership traits, behaviours and qualities. The learning outcome of this stage is that you are challenged to apply the theories in this course with your research or observation.
For the second stage, you are asked to reflect on your own leadership, based on what you learnt from the research/observation of your role model, and consider how your own leadership qualities could be improved. At this stage, you are required to create a leadership development plan.
In the final stage, you must seek feedback on your plan from an established leader. This leader can be anyone you know who holds a leadership position in an organisation.
By going through these three stages, you should be able to critically analyse and evaluate leadership theories and practices and understand how to improve your own leadership effectiveness and qualities.