PUBRL301-19A (HAM)

Stakeholder and Community Engagement

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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: f.mostafa@waikato.ac.nz
: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz
: lori.jervis@waikato.ac.nz
: sade.lomas@waikato.ac.nz

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: nat.enright@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper is designed to develop your practical skills around ethical collaborative communication and relationship engagement activities with a diverse range of stakeholders within our communities. You will critically reflect on your values, some key theories relating to community, communication and stakeholder engagement and practices. You will also develop competencies in planning, facilitation, and analysis of designing and delivering stakeholder communications. This paper aims to get you involved in a real organisational and community issues. Assignments will focus your thinking, reflection and practices on identifying and facilitating communication around an issue for stakeholders in our local communities.

The paper will encompasses three main areas relating to some key theories and skills relevant to community and stakeholder engagement work. The first two weeks will cover introductions, basic definitions and exploring your values and interpretations. This will be followed by a focus on the key theoretical and methodological issues relevant for stakeholder communication work with communities. This section for instance, will review issues of legitimacy and critical discussion around what constitutes a community. The final section of the course will cover dialogue, ethics, risk, power and emotional issues and the processes of dissemination. In particular critically reflecting on factors that shape engagement and dissemination.

In addition to the course content, you will be encouraged to get involved with and within communities. Guest lecturers from various organisations will also kindly share their insight, experiences and advice around communicating to community stakeholders. You will work on a real issue for an organisation around communicating to a particular community. You will then present and pitch your solution to that organisation. In previous iterations of this assignment in other courses - many organisations have either hired students and/or adopted the solution for their organisation. So your work will make a difference and an impact!!

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Paper Structure

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Please keep a note of the schedule and during the course refer to the Moodle schedule. There will be short video lecture recording for you to access, guest lecturers, discussion sessions, planning sessions (so no formal class) and times when you will be asked to bring something to class for our activity/discussion.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different stakeholder practices for effective and ethical change communication
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  • 2. Plan and design ethical stakeholder and community engagement communication strategies for interventions
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  • 3. Participate in opportunities to practice and critically reflect on skills for developing dialogue in stakeholder consultation
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  • 4. Critically review theories and apply the appropriate planning tools that integrate effective dialogue, engagement to understand the elements of ethics, power and risk for stakeholder and community engagement social change plans
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Individual: Engagement, Discussion & Participation
28 Mar 2019
No set time
20
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Individual: Critical Reflective Journal & Essay
14 May 2019
11:30 PM
28
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Group: Creative Intervention/Solution Pitch for Client
23 May 2019
No set time
24
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Individual: Final Written Research Intervention Report
4 Jun 2019
11:30 PM
28
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings will be placed in Waikato Reading lists for this course.
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Other Resources

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Moodle - other course resources will be placed in Moodle.
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Online Support

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Online support: Moodle, Announcements. WMS Reading list and mini video recordings
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Workload

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15 point paper = 150 hours over the course of the semester
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