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AHA723 - Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Mcavoy




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Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit consists of an enhanced CloudDeakin experience that engages with the issues of effective management of human resources in humanitarian contexts.  The unit will explore the discourse of professionalisation in the humanitarian sector in relation to volunteering, education, training and capacity-building of workers in the humanitarian sector.  The unit will interrogate the importance of self-care and community health and wellbeing to achieve effective outcomes in complex humanitarian emergencies.  The key issue of cross-cultural competency and engagement will be explored through the use of simulation exercises and case studies and how this can and has influenced outcomes in humanitarian responses.  Issues of leadership and working with others will also be explored through the use of case studies and virtual simulation exercises to highlight the importance of building trust, communication, accountability, decision-making, coordination and teamwork when working in complex humanitarian emergencies.


Case Study Analysis 30% 1500 words

Essay 1 30% 1500 words

Essay 2 40% 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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