BUILDING STRATEGIC ORGANISATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

EDU5BSP

2021

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline pre workshop activity on conceptualisation and significance of partnerships. Engage with compiled readings on LMS and prepare to actively contribute to class discussions. Students will engage with a set of peer reviewed articles online that report best practice for effective partnership development. Prior to face-to-face workshops, students watch two video clips on partnerships in different contexts and reflect on the videos through forum posts

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

Southern Theory: The global dynamics of knowledge in social science

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorConnell, R.

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley

ISBN978-0-745-64249-9

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Leadership for the disillusioned: Moving beyond the myths and heroes to leading that liberates

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSinclair, A.

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN

ISBN9781741751000

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URLN/A

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The challenge of public private partnerships: Learning from international experience

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGreve, C., & Hodge, G.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherEDWARD ELGAR

ISBN1843765098, 978-1843765097

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Source locationN/A

Global education policy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRizvi, F., & Linguard, B.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTELEDGE

ISBN9780415416276

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Source locationN/A

Communicating in the 21st century

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEunson, B.

Year2005

Edition/Volume4th

PublisherWILEY

ISBN9780730315476

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Examine the importance for building strategic partnerships.
02. Outline the blueprint for building effective partnerships and alliances in Education
03. Examine the significance of cross-cultural factors in partnership development, management and sustainability.
04. Examine particular organisational benefits, challenges, and inhibitors to education-based partnerships.
05. Demonstrate an understanding of the current global environment and their potential relevance for International and Australian educational institutions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 12 - 21
Four 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 12 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Critical Reflection on reading - 1000 words Students are required to demonstrate critical reflection skills

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Group Presentation - 2500 word equivalent 10 minutes/member Original and analytical expectations including reference to Literature

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Major Essay 5500 words including references-Engage with readings provided online and encouraged to engage with other resources beyond that provided for course. Time in workshop to scaffold assessmnt tasks paying particular attentn to academic writing. Additionl resources also provided online.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Reflection on Group Presentation 1000 word Students are required to demonstrate individual participation in group work

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5