DEVELOPING PEOPLE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANISATIONS

MGT5DPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop a contextual understanding of the link between developing people and organisational performance in terms of the human resource development (HRD) function.  Based on this understanding, you will have the opportunity for a detailed and practical exploration of workforce development. By the end of this subject, you should be able to critically analyse factors that contribute to high performing organisations through the learning and development of individuals and teams.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the problems and challenges in human resource development (HRD)

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around high performance. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Explain the main theoretical positions describing HRD, high performance and high performance issues.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management and development of people and organisational performance. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Analyse the links between HRD and performance at the individual, team and organization level.

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of developing high performance organisations. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

04. Propose practical solutions to issues and challenges in workforce development.

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of developing high performance organisations. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written assignment (1000 words equivalent)Online instances - 1000 words equivalent through structured online forums. Blended instances - 1000 words equivalent through structured in class activities and online forums.20 02
One individual written assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 03, 04
One individual written assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One individual presentation (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2020, Online StudyPeriod 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written assignment (1000 words equivalent)Online instances - 1000 words equivalent through structured online forums. Blended instances - 1000 words equivalent through structured in class activities and online forums.20 02
One individual written assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 03, 04
One individual written assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One individual presentation (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2020, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual written assignment (1000 words equivalent)Online instances - 1000 words equivalent through structured online forums. Blended instances - 1000 words equivalent through structured in class activities and online forums.20 02
One individual written assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 03, 04
One individual written assignment (1500 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One individual presentation (1000 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04