Leadership Communication (2019)

Leadership Communication prepares students for careers in public relations, communication consulting, politics, professional writing, or any kind of leadership or managerial role in business and the community. The best leaders are outstanding communicators, who possess the skills to empower and influence other people in the workplace. They can manage teams of individuals to perform at their best, and play an important role in helping organisations make strategic changes.

Leadership Communication is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Leadership Communication, students must complete 60 points from Leadership Communication papers, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete LCOMM101.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Leadership Communication major in 2019. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the BCS(Hons), PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS

    Leadership Communication may be taken as a subject for the BCS(Hons).

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the PGCert(LComm) or PGDip(LComm) programmes.

    MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of LCOMM590, LCOMM591, LCOMM592, LCOMM593, or LCOM594; and 60 points from LCOMM502, LCOMM583 and LCOMM584.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM101Introduction to Leadership Communication19A (Hamilton)
    By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
    LCOMM102Communication in an Online Society19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to communication practices, concepts, and issues that they are likely to encounter as citizens, communicating professionals, community members, and participants in a highly mediated online world.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM201Professional Speaking19B (Hamilton)
    This highly practical paper focuses on the skills, principles, and practices of developing and delivering professional speeches and presentations across a wide range of professional purposes and contexts.
    LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation19A (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in face-to-face and online professional contexts.
    LCOMM203Communication Consulting19A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the use of action research methodology for identifying communication/marketing strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in various organisations including business, government and non-profits. Needs assessments and interventions are covered.
    PUBRL202Health Communication Campaigns19B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The campaigns use communication theory to design persuasive and innovative health campaigns.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM300Communication Strategies19A (Hamilton)
    This capstone paper gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge of communication theories and practices acquired throughout the course of their study by designing and implementing a communication strategy for a client.
    LCOMM301Professional Speaking19B (Hamilton)
    This highly practical paper focuses on the skills, principles, and practices of developing and delivering professional speeches and presentations across a wide range of professional purposes and contexts
    LCOMM302Conflict and Negotiation19B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a foundation in conflict management in a variety of contexts and provides students with skills in leading negotiations in interpersonal, organisational, and multi-party settings.
    PUBRL301Stakeholder and Community Engagement19A (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to develop capacity in students to develop and facilitate ethical collaborative communication and relationship engagement activities with a diverse range of stakeholders within communities.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM502Managing Virtual Team Communication19B (Online)
    Managing and participating in teams is a feature of organisational life and the everyday workplace. Increasingly, work teams are dependent on communication technologies for effective communication. This paper investigates theory and practice of team communication with specific reference to the capacities of communication technologi...
    LCOMM583Leadership, Communication and Transformation19A (Hamilton)
    Our focus in this paper will be on leadership communication, or the ways leaders and followers interact and the ways leaders attempt to create and shape meanings through images and words. We will also explore a range of ideas about what it means to lead and the assumptions, beliefs, and values embedded and shaped in diverse leaders...
    LCOMM584Sustainable Futures19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Online)
    Individuals and organisations operate in contexts that are increasingly complex and uncertain. They face issues that are global in nature and which threaten long term sustainability. To successfully meet fast changing futures, contexts and stakeholders must be addressed. New styles of leadership and management are thus required, ac...
    LCOMM591Leadership Communication Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    LCOMM592Leadership Communication Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    LCOMM593Leadership Communication Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    LCOMM594Leadership Communication Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM800Leadership Communication MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LCOMM900Leadership Communication PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 September 2018 1:56pm

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