Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
240 hours. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
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|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will explore fundamental theories and frameworks from the fields of organisational behaviour and management together with new theories emerging in the fields of positive organisational behaviour and positive organisational scholarship. A key question posed is ‘How and why do people behave differently when they are in an organisational context?’. After exploring this question, a second key question posed is ‘How can we create virtuous organisations and lead in a way that facilitates optimal wellbeing and performance in our staff? Key social and identity processes that shape people’s behaviours within organisations will be examined. These processes allow leaders to have a better understanding of how to positively influence people at work. Students will explore their own leadership using Walumba’s (2008) 4 dimensions of authentic leadership together with Cameron’s (2008) 4 dimensions of positive leadership. Cameron’s (2011) Organizational Virtues Model will be studied with special emphasis on gratitude in the workplace. Luthan’s (2006) psychological capital model will also be explored.
There are four assessmnet tasks:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Kim Cameron (2008) Positive Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett Koehler.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Applied Positive Psychology |
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