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SCDL2991: Leadership in STEMM

How can you prepare for impactful careers and leadership in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM)? This unit will span leadership theory, experience, and practice. You will host, hear from, and engage with experts and leaders with experience leading a wide range of STEMM organizations and endeavours. Examples include entrepreneurs, science policy experts, scientific media personalities, coaching psychologists, leading academics, and leaders of scientific cultural institutions. A key aspect of this unit is your participation in practical leadership of your choice, reflection on this experience, and sharing your learning with your cohort of like-minded future leaders. This unit is open to any student enrolled in the Dalyell stream.

Code SCDL2991
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6
must be in the Dalyell stream

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand key values, ethics and principles required of leaders
  • LO2. summarise current theories of leadership and models of best practice
  • LO3. explore the diversity of roles and expressions of leadership across the STEMM fields
  • LO4. demonstrate communication skills in a range of contexts
  • LO5. demonstrate and reflect on interpersonal strategies for effective leadership in varied teams and contexts
  • LO6. contribute practical leadership to a group or organisation you are involved with

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.