Details for Developing Women Leaders
The church-at-large is still divided about the question whether women should lead. Despite the ongoing debate, many female leaders have made significant contributions to the church and to their communities. This unit explores the background of the debate as well as the journeys of these women leaders–some in the midst of controversy. How did they become leaders, what was their leadership style and how did they contribute to their context? Learning from the past we will then explore how to raise and develop women leaders for the future.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: LEA220
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Jacqueline Grey
The following courses are prerequisites:
Awards offering Developing Women Leaders
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Social Science
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Theology
- Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Theology
- Associate Degree in Business
- Associate Degree in Ministry
This course unit provides the student with an understanding of the principles of developing women in leadership and models of leadership adopted by women.
- Explain the obstacles and challenges for women in leadership, particular reference should be made to historical, social and organisational theories.
- Examine current legislation that relates to gender equity in organisations and analyse the implications of these frameworks;
- Describe a theological rationale for egalitarian attitudes to gender, and critically assess alternate perspectives;
- Assess the personal values necessary for women to lead within a variety of contexts
- Evaluate key styles, theories and models of leadership promoted by women theorists and adopted by women leaders;
- Critically evaluate the significance of these models of leadership in relation to communities, such as business, church culture, and local contexts.
- Social, cultural and theological grounds for gender equality in leadership
- The styles, theories and models of leadership adopted by women
- Developing and mentoring women as leaders
- Communication and Relational skills as applied to women’s leadership and management
- Developing personal resources specific to women, such as balancing work and home life.
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Onsite (on campus)
- Online (e-Learning)
- Forums (20%)
- Major Essay (50%)
- Case Study Analysis (30%)
- Primary readings provided