Following on from the unit 'Leading Self', this unit enables student to explore factors that contribute to developing other leaders, building teams, mobilizing volunteers, dealing with conflict, and leading change. Students will explore how these factors contribute to developing leaders in local a church/organization, through active participation in a placement during their program.

Unit code: DP0142W

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 various ways to identify and develop leaders


Describe ways of mobilizing volunteers and building effective teams


Assess stressors and strategies for working in teams and managing conflict


Employ principles for leading change.

Unit sequence

Students must qualify for the BUV Emerge program before they are able to enrol in this unit Prerequiste: DP0141W Leading Self


Peer group discussion, coaching, reflection and case studies.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Breen, Mike. Building a Discipleship Culture. USA: 3DM Publishing, 2016.
  • Kubiecek, Jeremie, and Steve Cockram. 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2016.
  • Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss, 2002.
  • Maxwell, John. Developing the Leaders around you. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1995.
  • Parker, Priya. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. London: Penguin, 2018.
  • Scott, Susan. Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at work and in life, one conversation at a time. London: Piatkus, 2017.
  • Sinek, Simon. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. London: Penguin, 2019.
  • Stevens, Mike. The Glue: Relationship as the Connection for Effective Ministry Gulfview Heights, SA: Mike B. Stevens, 2017.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Book Review

Develop an executive Summary of a leadership book

500 10.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

One 1,500 word workshop paper on a chosen topic

1500 45.0

One 1,500 word reflection

1500 45.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2021-09-22 20:57:50 +1000