Leading - 2016

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Unit summary

ORG60001

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Commitment Briefing (10-15%) , Project - Group (30-40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,050.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,300.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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This unit aims to provide a strong insight into and experience of leading, following and working in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. It entails an understanding and experience of teamwork as the key to working with the complexity of contemporary business and enterprise, whether global or local.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the reciprocal interpersonal dynamics which involve self and others.
  2. Critically evaluate responses triggered by the anxiety associated with complexity and ‘wicked’ problems.
  3. Apply problem solving to explain how groups function and how you and others influence that functioning in conscious and unconscious ways.
  4. Reflect on and take responsibility for your learning and self-management to improve your leadership capability.
  • Assignment — Commitment Briefing (10-15%)
  • Project — Group (30-40%)
  • Reflective Task — (40-60%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Understanding leadership and the choice to lead
2Performing in multi-functional/cultural teams
3Group development and decision making; awareness of group and inter-group processes as they occur (both conscious and unconscious)
4Reflective practice: observing, generalising and applying learning
5An introduction to group dynamics
6Relevance of Self and Other awareness, psychological presence and teamwork

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Manager's Guide To Self Development 6E

    By:Pedler

    ISBN: 9780077149888

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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