Leadership and Advocacy for Information Professionals

LIS703

This online library and information course focuses on the skills and competencies needed for leadership, working with people, advocacy and community engagement for information professionals.

  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Leadership is explained in terms of theory, styles and practical skills, having relevance for information professionals at all levels.

It considers ethical and legal frameworks, organisational behaviour and culture, and supporting and working with people. The course also addresses change management, professional development, and the skills needed in advocacy and community engagement focussing on diverse staff, services, organisations and communities including iwi and Māori, and Pasifika community groups. Finally, the course considers the application of competencies for community engagement and collaboration, stakeholder communication and managing partnerships.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

What you will learn

When you successfully complete this online course you will be able to:

  • Explain the theory and evaluate the practice of leadership in organisations and professions using a range of techniques and skills.
  • Develop strategies for working effectively with people, taking into account different ethical, legal, organisational, cultural and diversity considerations and contexts.
  • Develop advocacy techniques that recognise and support staff diversity, services, organisations and communities including iwi and Māori community groups.
  • Appraise and select competencies needed for community engagement and collaboration at a strategic level for specific situations, including communication and negotiation with stakeholders and partnerships.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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17 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
Nov
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying