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MBR706 - Leading People in Organisations (Residential)


2022 unit information

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.

Residential Intensive period 10 :

  • Sunday 6 November 2022
  • Monday 7 November 2022
  • Tuesday 8 November 2022
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Thursday 10 November 2022
  • Friday 11 November 2022


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

Analyse and reflect on how the employee experience is impacted by organisational structures and workplace culture 

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


Identify areas for improvement in self-leadership and management and develop strategies to enable growth/development in those areas 

GLO6: Self-Management


Critically analyse the challenges of leading and managing people in organisations and develop recommendations to address these challenges 

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


Communicate insights and recommendations that address challenges of leading and managing people to relevant organisational decision-makers 

GLO2: Commmunication


Draw upon diverse perspectives and skills in a team to address challenges in organisations and develop leadership capabilities to facilitate team collaboration and decision-making 

GLO7: Teamwork

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


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: (Individual) Written Reflection (Self)

2000 words 35% 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: 25%
Part B: 10%
Information not yet available
Assessment 3: (Individual) Report (Business)

2500 words


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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