Course Title: Lead and manage team effectiveness

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: EMPL7072C

Course Title: Lead and manage team effectiveness

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5372 - Diploma of International Business

Course Contact: Suzanne Maugeri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1466

Course Contact Email: suzanne.maugeri@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Sam Menai
Sam.Menai@rmit.edu.au


Teacher: David Plowman David.Plowman@rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Element:

1. Establish team performance plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organisational goals, plans and objectives 

1.2 Develop performance plans to establish expected outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators (KPIs) and goals for work team 

1.3 Support team members in meeting expected performance

Element:

2. Develop and facilitate team cohesion

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team 

2.2 Develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work and assist others to undertake required roles and responsibilities 

2.3 Provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions 

2.4 Develop processes to ensure that issues, concerns and problems identified by team members are recognised and addressed

Element:

3. Facilitate teamwork

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Encourage team members and individuals to participate in and to take responsibility for team activities, including communication processes  

3.2 Support the team in identifying and resolving work performance problems 

3.3 Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation’s image for all stakeholders

Element:

4. Liaise with stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Establish and maintain open communication processes with all stakeholders  

4.2 Communicate information from line manager/management to the team 

4.3 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by team members and follow‑up with line manager/management and other relevant stakeholders 

4.4 Evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders


Learning Outcomes


This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.


We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

 

 


Teaching Schedule

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete this course.  This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

 

Week

Topic

Assessment

Week 1
Feb 11th

  • Introduction to course
  • Understanding the basic concepts of Management and Leadership.

 

Week 2
Feb 18th

  • Group development and organisational culture.

 

 

Week 3
Feb 25th

  • Setting goals. 

 

 

Week 4
Mar 4th

  • Individual roles and the review process.

 

Assessment 2 commence

Week 5
Mar 11th

  • Performance Reviews, meetings and creative thinking

 

Week 6

Mar 18th

  • Motivation and Conflict Resolution

 

 

Week 7

Mar 25th

  • Assessment  1 review and  preparation.

 

Week 8
Apr 1st

  •  In class  supervised quiz assessment

 Assessment 1 - due

Week 9
Apr 8th

  • Leadership 

 

 

Week 10
Apr 15th 

  • Leadership 

 

 Semester Break 19 - 26 April Inclusive 

Week 11

Apr 29th

  • Leadership 

 

Week 12
May 6th

  • Stakeholders

 

Week 13
May 13th

  • Preparation for assessment 3 

 

Week 14
May 20th

  • Assessment 3 team building
  • Groups will be assigned prior to week 14

 Assessment 2 due
26th May 23:59pm

Assessment 3 -
Team Building Project due

Week 15
May 27th

  • Assessment 3 team building
  • Groups will be assigned prior to week 14

Assessment 3 -
Team building Project due

 

Week 16
Jun 3rd

  • Feedback and re-submissions

 

Week 17

Jun 10th

  • Final Re-submissions 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 

 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • use leadership techniques and strategies to facilitate team cohesion and work outcomes including:
  • encouraging and fostering shared understanding of purpose, roles and responsibilities
  • identifying and resolving problems
  • providing feedback to encourage, value and reward others
  • modelling desired behaviour and practices
  • develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work and assist others to undertake required roles and responsibilities
  • establish processes to address issues and resolve performance issues
  • support team to meet expected performance outcomes including providing formal and informal learning opportunities as needed
  • develop performance plans with key performance indicators (KPIs), outputs and goals for individuals or the team which incorporate input from stakeholders
  • communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders about team performance plans and team performance
  • facilitate two-way flow of information between team and management relevant to team performance
  • evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • explain how group dynamics can support or hinder team performance
  • outline strategies that can support team cohesion, participation and performance
  • explain strategies for gaining consensus
  • explain issue resolution strategies.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.


Assessment Tasks

There are three assessment tasks. You must demonstrate competency in all three assessments to be successful in this course

Assessment Task 1 – In class supervised test
Date and time due:  Week 8  


Purpose:
This is one of three assessment tasks for this unit; it allows you to show that you understand the principles and theories of effective leadership and management of a team in a work environment.

 

Assessment Task 2 - Case Studies
Date and time due: Week 14

Purpose:

The purpose of this assessment is to create an environment where the students can demonstrate their understanding and application of a range of team leadership and participation skills.  Students will be required to establish team performance plans, develop and facilitate team cohesion, facilitate team work and liaise with stakeholders.

The assessment will be divided into 3 parts case studies. Each part dealing with the necessary skills and evidence to complete this course.

Assessment Task 3 – Team building project
Date and time due: Week 14 & 15 (depending on which group you are in)

Purpose:
The purpose of this assessment is for you to be able to demonstrate your understanding and application of a range of team leadership and participation skills.  You will be required to develop and facilitate team cohesion, facilitate team work and liaise with each other

This  group task is  to be completed within a limited time frame (approximately 30 minutes). 


Assessment Matrix

For these  assessment tasks you need to draw upon what you have learned throughout the unit.

 

Assessment Matrix 

The assessment matrix that maps all the assessment is available on CANVAS. Lead and Manage Team Effectivness

 

Submission Requirements 

You should: 

  • Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. 
  • Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
  • When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use the Assessment task document that includes a declaration and statement of authorship.
  • Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.

 

Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

 

More Informationhttps://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/extensions-of-time-for-submission-of-assessable-work

 

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for Special Consideration.  Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.

 

More Information:https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration

 

Resubmissions
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one resubmission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. 

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

 

Grading & re-submissions
Successful re-submissions will contribute a CAG only (Competency Achieved Grading) result to your overall grade for the course.

 

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/adjustments-to-assessment

 

Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

 

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

 

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

 

Final Grades table:

 

CHD

Competent with High Distinction

CDI

Competent with Distinction

CC

Competent with Credit

CAG

Competency Achieved – Graded

CA

Competency Achieved – Not Graded

NYC

Not Yet Competent

DNS

Did Not Submit for assessment

 

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

 

 

 

Other Information

 

 

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