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AHA723 - Fundamentals of Humanitarian Management

Unit details

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

AHL701

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit consists of an enhanced CloudDeakin experience and explores the specific issues and challenges faced by humanitarian organisations and managers operating in humanitarian contexts. Topics examined include: the discourse of ‘professionalisation’ in the sector and its implications for education, training and capacity-building of workers and volunteers in the humanitarian sector; aid worker resilience, well-being and self-management; organisational change, learning and innovation; issues related to operational management in the field; people-management in the humanitarian sector; and safety and security of humanitarian workers. Topics will 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

Individual Essay 1 (40%, 2000 words)

Analytical report (team) (30%, 1500 words)

Learning Journal 1 (15%, 750 words)

Learning Journal 2 (15%, 750 words)

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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