Leadership and Development

CHCORG611C - Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace Vision CollegesCHCORG611C - Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace


Leading and developing the skills of those we work with in the church is a skill that few "old style" pastors, or most other pastors and leaders hold instinctively.  It is a mentoring and discipling skill but more than simple mentoring is enough in todays environment.  This unit will help to indentify the issues and develop the skills that are needed to lead those you work with, whether you are in ministry or some other kind of community based sector.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role
These include knowledge of:

  • Budget processes
  • Effective leadership styles
  • Effective team management
  • Human resource development and management principles and practices
  • Industrial relations legislative requirements
  • Leadership qualities
  • Supervision processes
  • Union processes

Essential skills:

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop and implement strategies for managing stress
  • Provide development opportunities appropriate to work in the community sector
  • Recognise stressors within the team
  • Use both participative and consultative management practices
  • Use effective leadership styles
  • Work effectively in a team environment in the community sector

In addition, the candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include the ability to:
1.    Contribute to leadership of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teams
2.    Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills including:

  •     language and literacy competence required to fulfil the procedures of the organisation
  •     language used may be English, signing or a community language
  •     use of interpreters where required
  •     negotiation

3.    Demonstrate awareness and understanding of effective individual and team operations
4.    Demonstrate awareness of self and impact of self on others in the community sector workplace
5.    Demonstrate effective time management and work planning
6.    Develop relevant policies and processes if required to manage/lead and develop others in a community sector context
7.    Provide leadership to encourage others to recognise and address environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues

 This subject can be completed online through the Vision Colleges training portal or by the completetion of a comprehensive skills protfolio, report and the complementary Vision subject "Pastoral Ministsry in the Eye of the Storm"

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