Course Title: Authority, Leadership and Collaboration in Org

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Authority, Leadership and Collaboration in Org

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Rosalie Holian

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5943

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Building 108 Level 16

Course Coordinator Availability: email at any time

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This module explores group dynamics, including the formation and maintenance of teams. It develops skills in managing group dynamics and establishing various forms of effective work teams.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This module will develop the ability to manage innovation and change through the behaviour, attitudes and values of work groups.

Expected learning outcomes:
• Awareness of personal contributions to group dynamics
• An understanding of various theories of group dynamics
• Familiarity with specific group issues including power, authority, roles, leadership, tasks and structure
• Understanding of the concept of self-management within work teams
• Exploration of individual, group and organisational dynamics and their interplay through an experiential laboratory
• Ongoing personal growth in line with the ISM Program objectives and personal learning contracts
• Ongoing development of communication and team skills within the learning community.

Overview of Learning Activities

This is a five day workshop

Overview of Learning Resources

References relevant to this module will be posted on Blackboard, RMIT’s Online support system.

Overview of Assessment

Written assignment and Reflective paper