Details for Introduction to Leadership

Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: LEA401
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mulyadi Robin



Awards offering Introduction to Leadership

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Critically analyse the importance of past and present trends in leadership training
  2. Describe the distinction between leadership roles and technical or ministry tasks
  3. Explain the historical development of leadership theories in the not-for-profit sector (including churches)
  4. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of understanding and performance as a leader.
  5. Discuss how intrapersonal reflection can contribute to greater long-term effectiveness – including an understanding as to how leaders learn

Subject Content

  1. Orientation to leadership literature
  2. Organizational design and structure
  3. Prevalent leadership theories and models, including history of their evolution
  4. Introduction to theological thinking in relation to leadership
  5. Being an informed consumer of and participant in research-based knowledge cultures

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-Learning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (10%)
  • Minor Essay 1 (15%)
  • Minor Essay 2 (15%)
  • Major Essay (60%)

Prescribed Text

Yukl, Gary A. Leadership in Organisations, 8th edition. New York: Pearson Education, 2012.