Course Title: Change Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Change Communication

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2316

City Campus

Postgraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

COMM2316

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Judy Burnside-Lawry

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 (03) 9925 3128

Course Coordinator Email: judy.lawry@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM1123 Communication Management Theory and Practice.

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Course Description

In this course you will explore how changes in an organisation’s policies, structure and practices can be managed and communicated effectively.

The course focuses on the key principles of change; communication leadership within changing organisations; and strategies for supporting effective change. In this context, you will draw on global studies in communication management and organisational communication, including the influence and impact of connectivity with diverse audiences. You will also investigate current and emerging paradigms in change communication as it relates to communication management and stakeholders.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the global, technological, ethical and social implications of change management and change communication.
  • Evaluate the requirements of a diverse range of stakeholders, in the context of rapid change.
  • Design and develop change management communication projects to meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Predict trends and issues in change communication, including the impact of emerging technologies and connectivity on organisations.
     


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically apply strategic communication theories and principles to complex problem solving in your professional practice.
  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice and discipline.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in communication.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and online such as workshops, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=29911.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include presentations, projects and may be done individually and in teams.

 Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy