YACL201-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Social Leadership: Leading with Others

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


Social leadership - leading with others - explores the dynamics of collaboration and social change and their implications for leadership. Theories of group leadership, problem-solving styles and the potential of different types of leadership will be analysed and critiqued. In this course, students will reflect on and trace their participation as members of various communities: whanau, community, iwi, professional, social and so on. The course draws on the taonga of bicultural Aotearoa to consider the strengths of indigenous leadership and its resonance with and insights for community leadership globally

We will also look at different forms of community engagement and organizing for social justice and how to best account for social and political factors that impact individual and community well-being and access to justice. With the growing emphasis on coordinated care, the transformation of systems, and policy development to promote equity and create change (whether on the local, communal, national or international level), leadership competencies will be increasingly important in collaborations and community engagement.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will:
1. demonstrate knowledge of theories of collective leadership
2. understand the implications of collaboration for leading decision-making
3. be able to map own and other’s networks
4. identify and apply the characteristics of effective learning communities
5. understand factors that contribute to social change
6. demonstrate rangatiratanga in achieving a social goal


YACL101; or 30 points at 100 level in YACL, CHCH, EDUC, POLS, SOCI or HSRV; or permission of the Head of School.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Online B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Online Delivery
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Helena Cook


Anne Horton


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Collaborative Decision Making Simulation and Reflection (2) 20% Due 1) Friday 16th August 11:59pm; 2) Friday 11th October 11:59pm
Annotated Bibliography 25 Aug 2024 40%
Digital Advocacy Campaign for Social Change 20 Oct 2024 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All YACL201 Occurrences

  • YACL201-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • YACL201-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)