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Trimester 1 (Residential)
|Previously coded as:||MMR703|
|Unit chair:||J McWilliams|
Students must register their expression of interest with the Deakin Management Centre. Places are limited. Successful applicants will have their enrolment confirmed approximately two months prior to commencement.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
The unit enables participants to consider the range of situations in which communicative competence is important; reflect on their strengths and weaknesses as communicators; explore theories, models and techniques in order to enhance their understanding of the communication process; and develop practical skills in communication in a range of situations. Topics include: discourse, imagery and the bases of social influence in organisations; the helping relationship, counselling and interpersonal communication; the process of negotiation; non-verbal and para-linguistic communication; communication process in groups; presentation of self and of information to groups and to the news media; and the strategic use of written communication.
Workshop assessments take the form of hurdle requirements. Participants prepare online prior to the workshop and are assessed for collaborative group work done as part of a hurdle task. A reaction paper of 2000 words, submitted after the workshop completes the requirement for participants in this unit to receive an ungraded pass. Participants have the option of completing an additional formal assignment, of 3000 words, on a topic negotiated with the unit chair to convert their ungraded pass to a graded result.
Hurdle requirement: successfully complete at least three out of the five workshop assessment tasks.
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