YACL302-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Leadership Project: Implementing Change

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


In this course, students will take action to address an issue of concern they investigated in the previous course YACL301. The developed proposal for change is enacted in this course, displaying leadership through change for youth and/or communities, such as whanau, hapu, iwi. Students are encouraged to work in small interest groups, within and beyond the class group, on a local, national or international issue, document their progress and experiences, and report on the actions taken and the effect their actions had. Emphasis is placed on respectful and considerate engagement and practice with affected communities in a culturally responsive manner through recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi principles.

The Leadership Project: Implementing Change is the culmination of the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership. In this second of two capstone courses, you will apply what you have learned over the duration of the degree to take action. The project proposal you have developed in YACL301 is implemented in this course and will demonstrate your leadership through change approach for youth and/or communities. You will work on a local, national or international issue, reflect on and document your progress and experiences, and publicly report on your actions and impact. Following the ethical values underpinning community work, you will present your project, as part of a shared forum, to the wider community including our BYCL whānau and other interested groups. Throughout the degree and in this course, emphasis is placed on a respectful and considerate engagement with community partners in a culturally responsive manner through recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi principles of participation, partnership and protection.

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement a change project of their own design that reflects consideration and application of the Treaty principles of participation, partnership, and protection in local, national and/or global contexts
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their actions in relation to a selected issue and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Report effectively on a project implementation, outcome and effectiveness
  • Apply theory critically to real world challenges
  • Use a self-reflective approach to devise and analyse problem-solving initiatives
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
15 Jul - 28 Jul
7 Oct - 20 Oct
Online B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Online Delivery
22 Jul - 28 Jul
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct

Course Coordinator

Billy O'Steen


Billy O'Steen


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Technical report 50% A report on the implementation, management, and evaluation of the project
Personal reflection 50% Reflection on lessons learned and theories applied and critiqued

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 YACL302 Occurrences

  • YACL302-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • YACL302-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)