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MPR779 - Leadership in the Real World

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Residential Intensive period 05: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

MMR703, MPR703

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Residential Intensive period 05: John Molineux
Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 05

  • Sunday 6 June 2021
  • Monday 7 June 2021
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
  • Friday 11 June 2021

Note:

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.

 

Content

This is an intensive experiential program designed to capitalise on principles of adult learning.  Students participate in a series of interactions designed to reproduce the dynamics of communication within organisations as well as communication between the organisation and its environment.  The intensive residential program addresses interaction of individuals, groups, and larger social units.  Topics addressed include handling of media crises, understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and storytelling, and negotiation and mediation skills.  Students learn by dealing with problem situations and by reflecting on their performance.  Concepts and techniques are provided through appropriate readings, situational practice, and extended exposure to communication and media professionals.

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

ULO1

Enhance skills in high level communication with individuals groups and the media

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork

ULO2

Effectively lead and participate in forums GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork

ULO3

Engage people and build rapport through Neuro-Linguistic Programming and story-telling techniques GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

Demonstrate learning of communication and leadership techniques in work and other contexts GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO5

Develop insight into leadership of crises including media management and mediation GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

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

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due date
Assignment 1 (Group Presentation 3-5 students)   30% Day 1
Assignment 2 (Group 3-5 students) 1,000 words 30% Day 2
Assignment 3 2000 words 40% 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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MPR779 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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