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MBR706 - Leading People in Organisations (Residential)


2021 unit information

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Last updated: 4 June 2021

Enrolment modes:

Residential Intensive period 10: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Residential Intensive period 10: Andrea North-Samardzic
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in M501, M507, M538, M601, M701, M703, M738, M765, D713 and H702



Incompatible with: MBA706, MBA721, MBA730, MBR721, MBR730, MPM721, MPM771, MPR721, MPR771
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In-person attendance requirements:

This unit requires students to attend six days of intensive study at Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong.

2021 Dates

Residential Intensive period 10:

  • Sunday 7 November 2021
  • Monday 8 November 2021
  • Tuesday 9 November 2021
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021
  • Thursday 11 November 2021
  • Friday 12 November 2021


Conference fees for residential intensive units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. For further information please visit the Intensive units webpage.


The purpose of this unit is to provide an understanding of the nature of people’s behaviour at work. It does this by examining the nature of the individuals, when they are in teams and groups, and when they are in larger social environments such as organisations. This provides the tools to analyse and critically reflect on an individual’s role in their organisations, their relationships with others and how they can more effectively exert their influence and display leadership.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of how the employee experience is impacted by the world of work including organisational structure and workplace culture

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Develop personal insight into own practice by examining individuals’ behaviour using OB-related concepts, models and strategy development frameworks and develop appropriate recommendations and interventions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO6: Self-Management


Appreciate and critique the leadership challenges, ethical dilemmas and practical paradoxes in organisations

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO4: Critical thinking


Analyse an organisation’s approach to contemporary leadership and people management issues and make recommendations for change

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO4: Critical thinking


Examine the impact business relationships, networks and team dynamics play in achieving organisational outcomes

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 

Assessment 1 (Individual)

3000 words 30% Information not yet available

Assessment 2 (Group of 6) Part A:Report (Business)

Part B:In class presentation


Part A: 2500 words

Part B:10 minutes

Part A:30%

Part B:10%

Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Report (Business) 2500 words report


Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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