University of Technology Sydney

570007 Communicating Risk, Issues, and Crises

6cp; Online
Requisite(s): 570003 Understanding Communication in Society AND 992230 Intercultural and International Communication AND 570005 Emergent Communication Practices AND 570006 Driving Stakeholder Engagement
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Core - Strategic Communication



This subject introduces students to the overlapping areas of risk, issue, and crisis communication as allied functions in managing communication. Students explore the link between effective risk, issue and crisis communication and reputation management. Students examine case studies of best and worst practice to understand how risks can escalate into issues, how issues can develop into crises, and how lessons learned from crises build organisational resilience. Guided by theory, students critique the shifting role of strategic communication in developing, implementing, and evaluating communication strategy and tactics in time-pressured environments where risks, issues and crises unfold.

Typical availability

Session 5, Online campus

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