Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Many good solutions to problems fail for poor execution. In an organisation or diverse community implementing solutions may involve organisational and cultural change which may present challenges to the success and sustainability of the proposed solution. Moreover, solutions must be implemented within certain commercial, social, environmental and ethical constraints, which need to be addressed. In this subject, in multidisciplinary, multicultural groups, you will develop the skills required to successfully manage sustainable change in corporations and diverse communities.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesComplete a change readiness assessment, critically analyse changes, case studies, develop a change communications strategy, teamwork learning activities and maintain an online blog

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is restricted to students enrolled in LBCOM, LZCOMA, LZCIR, LZCOML, LZCOMS, LZCCS, LZCAG, LZCBM Or with the prior approval of the subject coordinator


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply change impact tools to research and assess the change readiness of an organisation or community.
02. Critically analyse and evaluate organisational changes in the light of complexity and sustainability.
03. Manage the successful implementation of an innovative solution to a business or social challenge within the social and commercial constraints of a corporation or diverse community.
04. Develop and implement an effective change communications strategy.
05. Develop the capability of a multidisciplinary team to manage change resistance and execute change which is both successful and sustainable.
06. Utilise digital technologies to execute a change communications strategy.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Implementation Plan (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Change Communications Video (5 mins per member) (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO4, SILO6

Individual Case Study Analysis

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4