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AHA723 - Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum

Unit details

Year2015 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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