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MBR706 - Leading People in Organisations (Residential)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Residential Intensive period 10: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in M501, M601, M701, M703, M743



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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

In-person attendance requirements:

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

2024 Dates: 

Intensive Period 10: Sunday 27th October - Friday 1st November


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

Critically analyse the challenges of leading and managing people in organisations. 

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


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

GLO6: Self-Management


Apply problem-solving skills to develop insights and recommendations that address challenges of leading and managing people.

GLO5: Problem solving


Draw upon diverse perspectives and skills in a team to facilitate collaboration and decision-making. 

GLO7: Teamwork


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

Assessment 1: (Individual) Written Reflection (Self)

2000 words 35% Within residential

Assessment 2: (Group of 6)
Part A:
Report (Business)
Part B: In class presentation

Part A: 1000 words
Part B: 15 minutes
Part A: 25%
Part B: 10%
Within residential
Assessment 3: (Individual) Report (Business)

2500 words


 2 weeks post-residential

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 at the link here: MBR706 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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