MPR779 - Leadership in the Real World

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Residential: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

MMR703, MPR703

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

John Molineux

Prerequisite: Nil
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

This Residential unit requires students to attend six days of intensive study at the Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong.

Residential Dates: 6 May - 11 May 2018


Conference fees for residential units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen.

Please note: The final result for this unit will be released on the same date as Trimester 1 results – Thursday July 5th 2018 from 6pm.


This is an intensive experiential program designed to capitalise on principles of adult learning.  Students participate in a series of interactions designed to reproduce the dynamics of communication within organisations as well as communication between the organisation and its environment.  The intensive residential program addresses interaction of individuals, groups, and larger social units.  Topics addressed include handling of media crises, understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and storytelling, and negotiation and mediation skills.  Students learn by dealing with problem situations and by reflecting on their performance.  Concepts and techniques are provided through appropriate readings, situational practice, and extended exposure to communication and media professionals.


Assignment 1 (Group Presentation 4-6 students) 30%

Assignment 2 (Group/4-6 students) 30%

Assignment 3 (2000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

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