Leadership for Research Students

Subject 950-802 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

One week of intensive study and one follow-up day at a later date.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 40
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation for Research Students.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview:

This interactive, five-day intensive program is designed to help participants understand the nature of leadership, how to work effectively in groups and how to plan their professional careers. The course uses action-learning strategies and covers leadership knowledge and skills, communication, negotiation, team processes, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making and career development.

Subject fees for successful applicants are paid through the Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship administered by the Melbourne School of Graduate Research.

Assessment: Essay (2,500 words) - (50%)
Class participation (including submission of 2 x 500 words journals) - (30%)
Oral presentation - (20%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Self-awareness; reflexivity; interpersonal skills; group processes and dynamics; managing change.
Links to further information: www.gradstudies.unimelb.edu.au/prog_services/programs/CTS/index.html
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation for Research Students

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