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EXEC71-031: Strategic People Management and Organisational Change May 2017 [Intensive]

General information

This third management subject provides opportunities for students to revisit/reflect on their self development over the past year and to plan for continuing skill growth after graduation. The theme of managing others is extended to strategic human resource management of a workforce and managing organisational change. The theme of strategy is extended through the implementation phase and further solidified with integrative case studies.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:EXEC71-031
Subject title:Strategic People Management and Organisational Change
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 2
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 3
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 4
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 5
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 6
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 7
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 5) - Seminar 8


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Explain the roles of strategic people management and change management in organizations, how they relate to other organizational functions and how they affect business performance. (Learning objectives 1, 2, 3.)( For details of learning objectives see below).
  2. Use appropriate theory and concepts to analyse and recommend solutions to people and change related issues. ( Learning objectives 1,2, 3)
  3. Plan the implementation of HRM and change management initiatives and programs ( Learning objectives 1,3)
  4. Measure the influence of HRM and change management programs on business performance ( Learning objectives 1,2.3)
  5. Identify your ongoing learning needs in relation to HRM and Change Management and plan your self-development ( Learning objectives 1,3)


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Class Participation Class participation 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Project Change plan write up 40% In Consultation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Oral Presentation n/a 10% In Consultation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Essay Stakeholder analysis write-up 20% In Consultation 1, 2, 3.
Essay Culture/structure analysis write-up 20% In Consultation 1, 2, 3.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

There is no textbook. Readings and other resources for the course can be found on the course iLearn site

Subject curriculum

Introduction to the course; Forces for change; Types of change; Overview strategic people management

Strategic people management principles; Open systems theory; Individual change and learning

Design thinking; Systems thinking; Models of change management

Organisational and component analysis

Power and influence; Enacting change through people

Reactions to change and how to manage them

Redesigning roles, systems, processes, behaviours and culture.

Measuring impact and managing outcomes

Approved on: Apr 23, 2017. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Jun 2, 2017.