This unit introduces the student to the concept and practice of leadership from a Christian perspective. The topic will be explored utilising De Pree’s definition of Leadership as (a) Defining reality, (b) Servanthood, (c) Gratitude. Further theoretical breadth will be explored as attention is given to the five practices of leadership emanating from the research of Kouzes and Posner. Evaluation of team dynamics and conflict resolution will be included in consideration of leadership tasks.

Unit Code: DP2195B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes


Analyse De Pree’s three dimensions of the leadership task


Critique a functional understanding of leadership in a team context


Evaluate at least one approach to conflict resolution


Articulate a personal model of leadership, providing a theological foundation, and an analysis of inherent strengths and weaknesses

Unit sequence:

15 points in Field D


Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, online Forums utilising ARK


Description Weight (%)

Essay 2,000 words


Integrative Essay 2,000 words


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-13 15:22:41 +1000