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Development in Practice-Skills in Action (DEVT90064)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeDEVT90064
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will examine the rapidly changing landscape of the international development sector, and the critical role of management and leadership in addressing challenges as they emerge. Some of the challenges that will be explored include the increasing number, duration and severity of humanitarian emergencies; the humanitarian-development divide; increasing emphasis on accountability; the emergence of new actors in the international development space; and the localisation of development and humanitarian assistance. Students will consider the implications of strong or poor management and leadership practice on being able to address those challenges. Students will work through a process of identifying existing leadership and management gaps and proposing changes in the way that managers and leaders currently operate.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:

  • Identify the key challenges facing the global international development sector
  • Develop the ability to analyse and determine the range of appropriate management and leadership responses to these challenges
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of management and leadership approaches and frameworks
  • Demonstrate development of skills in reflexivity and how it impacts on their management and leadership attributes and approaches

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:

  • Manage program growth
  • Make decisions in challenging contexts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what is needed in managing a team
  • Demonstrate comphrehension of the process of hiring staff
  • Respond to concerns
  • Respond to child protection incidents
  • Respond to security incidents

Last updated: 21 September 2019