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AHA723 - Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:N Higgins
Prerequisite:

AHL701

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit will involve enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will have access to Cloud Concept presentations and virtual simulations then will undertake online exercises, case studies and teacher and student-led discussions. Students should undertake a minimum of 8-10 hours self-directed study per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

Case Study Analysis, 30%, 1500 words.

Essay 1, 30%, 1500 words.

Essay 2, 40%, 2000 words.

Unit Fee Information

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