Course Title: Lead a team to foster innovation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: BUSM7948C

Course Title: Lead a team to foster innovation

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email: anni.juracich@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Franco Schifilliti
franco.schifilliti@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 35

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Description

In this course you will actively participate in styling events including a fashion runway from concept and planning  to after show activities. You will be required to work as part of a team working collaboratively to achieve set outcomes.
This unit is delivered and assessed with  BUSM7949C (SITXEVT602) Develop event concepts and MKTG7954C (SITXEVT604) Develop and implement event management plans.           


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRXQUA002A Lead a team to foster innovation

Element:

1. Organise team to maximise innovation.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Analyse the performance requirements for the team.

1.2.Gather information about team members.

1.3.Acknowledge strengths and weaknesses of individual team members.

1.4.Assign team roles to ensure a match between work requirements and individual team members’ capacities.

1.5.Select team members to foster cross-fertilisation of ideas    

Element:

2. Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practices.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Structure and organise work to enable innovation.

2.2.Communicate work assignments to team members in ways that encourage and reinforce team based innovation.

2.3.Allocate tasks and activities to ensure the best use of team skills.

2.4.Ensure work assignments include timelines that allow for innovation.    

Element:

3. Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innovation in the workplace.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Encourage team members to work collaboratively on work assignments.

3.2.Encourage team members to share work information, knowledge and experiences in their day-to-day work.

3.3.Encourage team members to seek external stimuli and knowledge and to set up and maintain networks.

3.4.Provide appropriate guidance to team members on the use of innovation in the workplace.

3.5.Coach team members to ensure they have the enabling skills to implement innovation in the workplace.    

Element:

4. Provide a model of innovative work practice.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Share case studies and examples of the use and benefits of innovative work practices within teams with team members.

4.2.Ensure examples of the way innovative skills can be applied in the workplace are provided by the team leader.

4.3.Demonstrate the qualities of an effective team member, as team leader in working with the team.

4.4.Promote and reinforce the value placed by the organisation on innovation.    

Element:

5. Monitor the team’s ongoing use of innovative work practices.

Performance Criteria:

5.1.Actively encourage team members to reflect on team activities and opportunities for improvement and innovation.

5.2.Evaluate team activities based on feedback from team members, management, clients and other interested people.

5.3.Receive suggestions for work improvements in a positive manner, and act on them where appropriate.

5.4.Review and record evidence of the application of innovative work skills, and present findings as appropriate.

5.5.Review the innovation process and discuss and constructively analyse both positive and negative outcomes. 

Element:

6. Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skills.

Performance Criteria:

6.1.Debrief team members after work and training and evaluation exercises.

6.2.Discuss feedback from review processes within the team and use it to inform future planning.

6.3.Celebrate successful innovations and reward the team appropriately.

6.4.Discuss problems in the use of innovation in a constructive way.    


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include tutorials, workshops and simulated projects. Activities are structured for you to experience what it's like to work as a stylist on fashion shows and events. This experience will come from simulated and real life events where you will work as part of a team to assist and oversee projects. You will be required participate in problem solving activities, post event analysis and discussions.


Teaching Schedule

 Week

1

What is involved in working as a team?

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Reliability
  • Initiatives-share with team
  • Collective to discuss ideas
  • Feed back

Overview of What’s Involved in organising an event

  • Who is the client?
  • What is the brief?
  • What outcome is desired?
  • What steps are taken ?

Plan to be drawn up to achieve the goal

 

Brief in Assignment 1

 

Ice breaker – NIDA Trust exercise:

  • Small groups
  • Each participant takes a turn of learning to trust

 Ice breaker- communication exercise:

              Back to back drawing- work out shapes

 

Each student to research an event and answer:

  • Who was the client?
  • What was the brief?
  • What outcome was desired?
  • What steps were taken ?
  • Evaluate if successful or not

 

2

How a fashion show is put together- the steps required

The importance of a stylist/producer

The necessity of a stylists kit

Co-ordinate & style for a show a selection of clothes & accessories brought into class- work in 3 teams- evaluation

Out of class activity: research 2 recent fashion shows; 1 overseas, 1 local which you admire & give reasons why

Present to class the following week

3

Unpack last week’s out of class activity

Overview of RMIT Open Day fashion show on 14 August plus extra activities & displays planned for the day

Draw up timelines for show

The various responsibilities/tasks involved in putting on the fashion show tt

Brainstorming of ideas for Open Day- displays

                                                                       -extra activities

                                                                       -music suggestions

 

4

Taking a holistic approach to the event,  chart all the responsibilities involved for the Open Day fashion show plus activities & displays

Allocate students to tasks

Overview of dealing with key people in an event

Putting together a hair & makeup brief for the show

Using your knowledge of fashion trends from your other class put together the top 4 trends you would use in a fashion show you were styling; search for visual references including how to style each trend- present to class

Out of class activity:

Compile a brief for the hair & make up style for the Open Day fashion show- show references

5

Unpack last weeks out of class activity

Working on elements of the Open Day Fashion Show

 

Hands on follow up of responsibilities

 

6

Drawing together all the elements of the Open Day Fashion Show in 2 days time(Sunday 14 August)

Hands on follow up of responsibilities

7

Post show analysis

Discussion in class on what worked & what did not work

How each student felt about their allocated role & what they learnt

Reminder that Assignment 1 written part on analysis of show due next week

8

 First discussion on Spring Racing show the students will plan & execute in Week 13

Location of the show

The various steps required

Draw up timelines for the show

Out of class activity:

Start researching Images of top to toe looks using hats& bags suitable for the races

 

9

Unpack out of class activity from week 8

 

Event planning:

Your event objectives should be SMART

Your event should be FAMOUS

Explanation what each letter stands for

Collating ideas for the Spring Racing show to be presented in week 13

Aim to foster innovation

-where clothes will come from

-who will supply shoes

-who will supply hats

- where will models come from

-a choreographer

 

Brief in assignment 2 & 3

 

Work out ways to use social media to publicise the show

 

Plans for a fashion shoot of one of the outfits to be used in publicity

10

Consolidation of all aspects of the Spring Racing show so planning can begin in detail

Commence mood boards for the show:

Styling references

Hair & make up references

11

Working on Spring Racing show

Fashion shoot executed

12

  Working on Spring Racing show

Hands on follow up of responsibilities

13

Spring Racing show this week

Hands on follow up of responsibilities

Follow up posting images on social media

14

Post show analysis

Assignment 2 & 3 due next week

15

Recap on principles of event management

Q & A with a leading event specialist

Feedback & questions from students

16

FEEDBACK WEEK


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

You will have access to a simulated styling design workroom equipped with light boxes, fitting rooms and facilities such as computer laboratories as required.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

http://rmit.libguides.com/fashionstyling

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson michelle.matheson@rmit.edu.au (Brunswick)

You will also have access to the RMIT on-line Learning HUB


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to actively participate and work with in a team when styling events including a fashion runway from concept and planning  to after show activities. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed.

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a Competency Achieved (CAG)

Assessment will include:

Task 1 - Runway Show
Task 2 - Event Management and analysis
Task 3 - Event concept and plans

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
 


Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Task 1 - due Week 8

Show you are a team player in co-ordinating & managing the various aspects of a runway show. Aspects include those leading up to the runway show & those on the day of the show

Assessment Task 2 - due Week 15
Demonstrate the ability to successfully manage a fashion based event from concept to execution and post event analysis.

Assessment Task 3 - due Week 15
Build understanding  and participation in the creative process and ideas for an event. Prepare and utilise a production schedule. Demonstrate an ability to work in a team to achieve the desired outcome.


Assessment Matrix

 

 Assessment Task 1Assessment Task 2Assessment Task 3
Element 1 - Organise team to maximise innovationX X
Element 2 - Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practicesX X
Element 3 - Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innovation in the workplaceXXX
4. Provide a model of innovative work practiceXX 
5. Monitor the team's ongoing use of innovative work practicesXX 
6. Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skillsXXX

 

Other Information

 

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
 Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
 - Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
 - Maths and science developmental support and advice
 - English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
 Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
 All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Special consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm (unresolved) to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

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