Courses & Units

Communication for Effective Leadership XCA300

Hobart

Introduction

Communication for effective leadership aims to recognise and extend the development of effective professional communications skills for undergraduate and postgraduate students involved in service and/or leadership activities. This unit is designed to complement students' roles and existing professional development schedule and extend their understanding of their developing leadership skills. The unit will engage students with appropriate models of leadership and the role of effective communication in leadership and service. Students will develop skills in oral and written communication, presentation, negotiation and advocacy.

Communication for effective leadership is offered to all UTAS students who are involved in at least 40 hours of recognised service or leadership roles inside or outside of the UTAS context during the semester undertaking the unit. At UTAS programs or service undertaken would include TUU representation, Student Ambassador programs and Mentoring programs. In the broader community this may include service clubs (such as Lions club); community/not for profit organisations (for example Camp Quality, St Vincent de Paul, Anglicare, Eddie Rice Camps, Landcare, Conservation volunteers, RSPCA, Scouts, Food Bank) Emergency services (for example Tasmanian Ambulance, SES, Volunteer Fire brigades, Surf Lifesaving); Sports coaching or administration; Community bands or arts-related groups.

Summary

Unit name Communication for Effective Leadership
Unit code XCA300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Discipline Pre-Degree
Teaching staff Dr Natalie Brown, Ms Vanessa Warren
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100707

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching PatternFully online with optional face to face attendance for one session.
AssessmentTo successfully complete Communication for effective leadership you are required to undertake 40 hours of logged service or leadership work over a 15 week period. This will constitute a hurdle requirement. You also need to satisfactorily complete each of the following tasks: • a short introductory and goal setting activity (posted to the MyLO site) (5%) • two peer meetings, followed by a short piece of reflective writing (these meetings may be in person, online or via telephone, video conference , skype or webconference) (25%) • a short persuasive presentation (40%) - format to be negotiated delivered in person at an event, or posted online) • a final reflective task (written or alternative format) and plan for future continuing professional development (30%).
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Textbooks

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