Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will study in depth the current context for religious leadership, with a particular focus on pluralism. Students will utilise various analytic skills to engage with a number of historical ways of knowing within cultures, including classicist perspectives, modern perspectives, and post-modern perspectives. Students will be introduced to the theological concept of inculturation and the new challenges this poses in religious leadership. Drawing from this knowledge, students will explore what leadership looks like in the current context in a number of areas.

Assumed Knowledge 

LEAD800 & LEAD801

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week session, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.


Dr Angelo Belmonte

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.