Topic outline

  • Welcome to the Management Communication P03 workspace.

    Our first class session will be on Tuesday, 26 February in U-358, 3rd flr, Otakaari 1.

    However, before that there is a mandatory pre-work consisting of  readings and 2 pre-course assignments, which should be completed before coming to our first session on 26.2.2019. Details in the pre-work
    folder on the left.

    The course schedule is below.

    Please note that all other materials, including the pre-work, assignments and readings,  are in the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner of the workspace. Materials will become available once registration is complete.


    PRE-WORK: Mandatory readings and 2 pre-course tasks

    Due 08.30,Tuesday, 26 February.

    1. Competing Values Communication Framework: readings     
    2. Communicator profile
    3. Objective-driven presentation

    Details in pre-work folder (drop-down menu on the left).

    Upload 2 and 3 to the respective submission boxes in the pre-work folder by 08.30, Tuesday, 26 February and bring 1 soft or hard copy of each assignment to the first day of class for peer review.

    SESSION 1: 26.02

    • Course overview: objectives, assignments
    • Competing Values Communication Framework
    • Discussion of CVCF Communicator Profiles
    • Fine-tuning CVCF objective-driven presentation: feedback on strategy
    • Division into groups for project (A4): choice of project situation 

    Preparation for session 2

          On your own
    1. Read Input 2: Strategic Contingency Model (SCM)
    2. Read Input 3: Persuasive managerial writing: sensitive messages
    3. Read Input 4: Reader-focused business writing
    4. Fine-tune your individual CVCF objective-driven presentation for 5 March.

           In your group
    1. Prepare communication project proposal (A4) in your group. Due 5 March.
    2. Prepare A1, the Bad News Message (BNM) draft. Due 5 March.

    SESSION 2: 05.03

    • Objective-driven presentations (pre-work assignment)
    • Peer reviewing & editing BNM (A1). Final version due 12 March.

    Preparation for session 3

          On your own
    1. Read Rogers (2003), Building a case and arguing with sophistication
    2. Read Denning, S. (2004), Telling Tales and Conger, J. (1991), Inspiring others
    3. Prepare individual transformational speech outline (A3) upload MyCourses by 12 March, and bring a copy to class for peer review.

           In your group
    1. Write the final version of your BNM (A1) and upload to MyCourses by 12 March.
    2. Prepare the managerial proposal in your group (A2) and bring two copies  to class on 12 March to allow for peer review activities.

    SESSION 3: 12.03

    • Reviewing and editing your managerial proposals (A2). Final version (cover email, proposal, analysis of argumentation) is due 19 March.
    • Feedback on transformational speech (A3) outlines
    • Writing an executive summary: focus on your A4 Executive Summary (ES)

    Preparation for session 4

          On your own
    1. Finalise your transformational presentation (A3). Be ready to present on 19 March.
    2. Read Input 5: Writing an executive summary
    3. Read input 6: Essentials of effective slide design
    4. Read input 7: Preparing an effective recommendation presentation

           In your group
    1. Finalise A3, the Managerial Proposal and upload it to MyCourses by 08.30,  Tuesday 19, March.
    2. Prepare your communication project presentation and executive summary (A4)

    SESSION 4: 19.03

    • Transformational speeches with peer feedback (A3)

    Preparation for session 5

          On your own
    1. View your transformational speech and write your appraisal (A3c). Upload to MyCourses by 26 March.
           In your group
    1. Upload materials for the consultation session with Mike next week: preview slide, draft ES, 3-5 questions. Upload to the 'Materials for presentation consultation' folder by midday, Monday, 25.03.
    2. Prepare your A4 final team presentation.

    SESSION 5: 26.03

    • Consultation sessions with Mike.
    In your group
    1. Upload your A4 executive summary to MyCourses by midday, Monday, 1 April.
    2. Finalise your A4 final team presentation.
    3. Read: Yates, J. (2009), Active listening, and Munter, M. (2007), Q and A sessions.
    4. Read the Executive Summary of the group you're going to be the audience for, and prepare a few questions you'd like to ask them after their presentation.

    SESSION 6: 02.04

    • Consultant presentations to top management of your project organisation / company followed by Q&A  (A4)

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