This is the first of two units to enable students to reflect on their own formation as a missional leader and the factors that contribute to their formation and continued development. Themes include character development, emotional intelligence, personality matters, authenticity, communication, and missional living. Students will also be reflect on their active involvement in a leadership role within a local church/organization, utilise a companion/coach to reflect on leadership, and engage in peer reflection.

Unit code: DP0141W

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Diploma

Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Articulate essential elements of leadership


Identify developmental stages in their leadership journey


Demonstrate knowledge and capability in using skills for personal and public communication


Develop strategies for missional living

Unit sequence

Students must qualify for the BUV Emerge program before they are able to enrol in this unit


Peer group discussion, coaching, reflection and case studies.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Brown, Brene. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. London: Vermilion, 2018.
  • Cron, Ian, and Suzanne Stabile. The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self Discovery. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2016.
  • George, Bill. Authentic Leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss, 2003.
  • George, Bill. Discover Your True North. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
  • Hawkins, Tim. Leaders who will last. Surrey: The Good Book Company, 2010.
  • Lencioni, Patrick. The Ideal Team Player. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  • Maxwell, John. Developing the Leader within you Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1993.
  • Stanley, Andy. Next Generation Leader. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2003.
  • Van Edwards, Vanessa. Captivate: The science of succeeding with people. London: Penguin, 2017.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Book Review

Develop an executive Summary of a leadership book

500 10.0

One 1,500 word workshop paper on a chosen topic

1500 45.0

One 1,500 word reflection on leadership development

1500 45.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Sep, 2021

Unit record last updated: 2021-09-22 20:57:15 +1000