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Professor Giles Hirst

Research School of Management

Position: Chair of Leadership
Email: giles.hirst@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 57406
Office: Room 1050, PAP Moran Bld (26B)

Professor Giles Hirst

Teaching responsibilities

Personnel development

Since taking over and revamping the Personal Development unit I have added new innovations, implemented new self-development exercises (helping students build their resilience, positivity), practical interpersonal skills as well as group based approaches. These activities help students gain insight into their own motivations, personalise the learning experience as well as build stronger connections with a community of peers. All of these activities connect learning to one’s growth as well as enhancing student peer networks engaging a stronger learning community (key to student retention and engagement). This also translates to strong evaluations, i.e. the extent to which the unit is intellectually stimulating (from 4.44 to 4.81) and provides resources to meet learning objectives (from 4.25 to 4.91). This unit has attracted a large body of students with enrolments averaging 140 students or more. It appears to fill an important niche. Aalthough expertise in particular disciplines is well covered many programs fail to cover fundamental life skills in this unit.

Current Issues in Management

Current issues in management bolsters honours student training, writing capabilities and knowledge of important societal issues (e.g. climate change, equality issues and ethics). It has achieved evaluations of 4.5.

MBA Master-classes

I developed master-class units developing best practice dispute resolution role plays, decision making scenarios, and cutting edge diagnostic tools.  This actively engages participants in the development process helping them further build practical skills in managing conflict and building strong relationships.

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