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
- Unit code: LEA220
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The unit Developing Women Leaders is part of the subject area Leadership and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course unit provides the student with an understanding of the principles of developing women in leadership and models of leadership adopted by women.
- 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
Lectures, guided discussion, class seminars and presentations.
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Forum Postings (20%, 2500 words); Exam (30%)
- Antonakis, J. (et al) (eds), The Nature of Leadership. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2004.
- Coughlin, L. (et al), Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership. Jossey-Bass, 2005.
- Huffington, C. (ed), Working Below the Surface: The Emotional Life of Contemporary Organisations. London: Karnac Books, 2004.
- Hull, G.G., Equal to Serve: Women and Men Working Together Revealing the Gospel. Baker Books, 1998.
- Forster, N., Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005.
- McKenzie, F. Friends in High Places: How to Achieve Your Ambitions, Goals and Potential with the Help of a Mentor: the Executive Woman’s Guide. Chatswood: Business & Professional Publishing, 1995.
- Northouse, P.G., Leadership: Theory and Practice. 4th Ed. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2007.
- Rhode, D.L. (ed), The Difference "Difference" Makes: Women and Leadership. Calif.: Stanford Law and Politics, 2003.
- Sinclair, A., Doing LeadershipDifferently: Gender, Power and Sexuality in a Changing Business Culture. Rev Ed, Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2005.