BUILDING STRATEGIC ORGANISATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

EDU5BSP

2017

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate and assess core principles, concepts and ideologies associated with building strategic organisational partnerships across diverse organisations such as NGOs, public and private enterprises, community corporations, government departments and institutions, and inter-agency alliances and companies. Students utilise a cross-disciplinary approach to examine the multiplier effects which strategic partnerships have on organisational partnering, and their potential to make organisations work in a more creative, cost effective, and synergistic environment. Students review a number of organisational partnership theories, including systems theory, complexity theory, network theory and change theory, which should be applied to analyse and critique the constructs of negotiations, shared vision, building networks, organisational change, strategic management, participative leadership, and problem solving. The locus of emphasis is on students acquiring critical reflective and cross-organisational skills to effectively advance the organisation towards pre-defined strategic goals.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunicating in the 21st centuryRecommendedEunson, B. (2005)WILEY
ReadingsGlobal education policyRecommendedRizvi, F., & Linguard, B. (2010)ROUTELEDGE
ReadingsLeadership for the disillusioned: Moving beyond the myths and heroes to leading that liberatesRecommendedSinclair, A. (2005)ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsSouthern Theory: The global dynamics of knowledge in social scienceRecommendedConnell, R. (2007)ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsThe challenge of public private partnerships: Learning from international experienceRecommendedGreve, C., & Hodge, G., (eds.) (2005)EDWARD ELGAR

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the importance for building strategic partnerships.

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02. Outline the blueprint for building effective partnerships and alliances.

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03. Examine the significance of cross-cultural factors in partnership development, management and sustainability.

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04. Examine particular organisational benefits, challenges, and inhibitors to partnering.

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05. Demonstrate an understanding of the current global environment and their potential relevance for Australian organisations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 22
Four 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,500-word analytical essay30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3,500-word critical reflective journal30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05