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MPM773 - Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A North-Samardzic



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive: This unit will be taught in intensive mode at Burwood (Melbourne) on the following dates between 9.00am and 5.00pm.  Students will devote this time to study and complete assessments in various forms.  Between each teaching block, students will prepare their case studies to be presented at the following class.  In addition, students will need to do some pre-reading before coming to the first class.  These details are explained on CloudDeakin.


Trimester 2:

  • Friday 15th July
  • Saturday 16th July
  • Friday 26th August
  • Saturday 27th August
  • Saturday 24th September


Trimester 3:

Group 1:

  • Monday 28th November
  • Tuesday 29th November
  • Monday 11th January
  • Tuesday 12th January
  • Tuesday 2nd February


Group 2:

  • Friday 2nd December
  • Saturday 3rd December
  • Friday 15th January
  • Saturday 16th January
  • Saturday 6th February

Students must nominate for either Group 1 or Group 2 and are required to attend each session allocated to their group.  


Further information about the unit is available from Dr Andrea North-Samardzic.


This unit is designed for students undertaking studies in leadership. The purpose of the unit is to explore the relevance of leadership theory to students’ experience of real world issues. In particular, this unit will focus on leadership under pressure, in times of crisis, and in response to global issues such as sustainability, terrorist activity, and the ethical behaviour of leaders. The unit will be taught in three blocks of two days so that contemporary leadership events can be tracked to explore their dynamic nature and emerging complexity. Students will be encouraged to develop enriched case studies of contemporary issues that allow them to apply course theories and explore leadership in ‘real’ situations.


Case presentation 1 (pairs) 35%

Case presentation 2 (pairs) 35%

Individual assignment 30%

Hurdle requirement: In normal circumstances, students will have to attend and participate in all three blocks to satisfy the requirements of the unit.

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