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MPM778 - The Leadership Adventure

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2018

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Mc Williams





Incompatible with:

MPM702, MPT738, MPM738

Contact hours:

Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin.

There is no face-to-face contact time on this unit. Instead, the students work at a distance and submit a learning plan and receive feedback. Students will be able to email and phone the instructor for help and advice before, during, and after their adventure.


Special enrolment procedure applies - This is an experiential unit. Students undertaking this unit devise their own leadership challenge in consultation with the unit chair. In Trimester 3 a planned group activity is offered (details are available from the unit chair).

Once you receive approval from the Unit Chair -please contact a student adviser for further details.


In this unit, you must arrange, embark, and reflect upon an adventure that you commission and pay for yourself. The adventure must be ambitious, challenging, and take you outside your comfort zone. The goal of the adventure is for you to learn about yourself as a leader through structured reflection. In addition, you are expected to keep a video diary during your adventure and submit a documentary recalling your adventure and the lessons you have drawn from it. In the past, students have undertaken charity and voluntary work in India and Vietnam. To reiterate, on this unit you must find, choose, and pay for your own adventure on top of the unit fees. Moreover, you must undertake this adventure and reflect upon the lessons. While every endeavour will be made to provide a safe environment and appropriate levels of support, it is in the nature of such learning, that you may experience some emotional reactions to the challenges you confront.


Assessment 1 (Individual) Leadership Learning Plan (minimum 2000 words) 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) Leadership Learning Portfolio, 30%

Assessment 3 (Individual) Critical Essay (3000 words) 50%

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