Course Title: Provide leadership across the organisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: BUSM9921C

Course Title: Provide leadership across the organisation

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6061 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Advertising)

Course Contact : Vivien Wong

Course Contact Phone: 9925 5494

Course Contact Email:v.wong@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Name: Judy Heard
Phone: 9925 1651
Email: judy.heard@rmit.edu.au

Name: Mechelle Moore
Phone: 9925 5464
Email: mechelle.moore@rmit.edu.au

Name: Sylwia Greda-Bogusz
Phone: TBA
Email: sylwia.greda-bogusz@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 covers the demonstration of leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence necessary to manage at a senior level. It may relate equally to leadership of a small to medium sized organisation or a significant unit of activity in a large organisation


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT605A Provide leadership across the organisation

Element:

Build and support teams

Performance Criteria:

BSBMGT605A/03

Accountabilities and responsibilities are assigned to teams consistent with their competencies and operational plans

Teams are resourced to allow them to achieve their objectives

Teams and individuals are empowered through effective delegations and support for their initiatives

A positive work environment is created and maintained

Teams and individuals are encouraged to develop innovative approaches to the performance of work

Element:

Communicate organisational mission and goals

Performance Criteria:

BSBMGT605A/01

Objectives, values and standards are clarified in accordance with organisation’s strategic direction

Linkages between organisational objectives, values and standards and the responsibilities of relevant groups and individuals are established

Media and language used is appropriate to individuals and group circumstances

Expectations of internal groups and individuals are clearly stated and explained in a manner which builds commitment to the organisation

Community expectations of the organisation including product safety, OHS, environmental management and any other factors which could potentially impact on the community, are addressed

Incidents are investigated promptly, and results clearly communicated to relevant groups and individuals

Element:

Demonstrate personal and professional competence

Performance Criteria:

BSBMGT605A/04

Personal qualities and managerial performance are modelled consistent with the performance standards/Code of Conduct of the organisation

Self control and self regulation are demonstrated at all times

Appropriate interpersonal and leadership styles are adopted to meet particular circumstances and situations

Personal objectives and work program outcomes are set and met

New knowledge and technology is utilised to continuously improve business processes and product delivery

Self performance and professional competence is continuously improved through engagement in a range of professional development activities

Participation in industry/professional networks and groups occurs regularly

Conflict issues and problems are managed through effective negotiations, to achieve optimum business outcomes

Problems are handled in a professional and empathetic way

Action is preceded by analysis planning and strategic thinking

Element:

Influence groups and individuals

Performance Criteria:

BSBMGT605A/02

Trust, confidence and respect of diverse groups and individuals, are built through positive role modelling and effective communication and consultation

Organisational and workplace culture improvements are embraced, resourced and implemented effectively

Understanding of the global environment and new technology is demonstrated in work activities

Actions convey flexibility, adaptability to change and accessibility

Consultation and participation in decision making occurs with relevant groups and individuals where appropriate

Decision making takes into account needs and expectations of both internal and external groups

Decision making occurs in accordance with risk management plans for all options, and within appropriate time frames

Exemplary conduct and performance is demonstrated to build trust and support of both colleagues and those to whom you report

Public relations strategy is in place to represent the organisation positively in the media and community


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course students will be able to put into practice, the skills and knowledge gained as applicable within the workplace according to the performance criteria as stipulated against the elements of the competency above.

Learning Activities:

All students will participate within the classroom to provide real life solutions to problems as set by teaching staff that reflect real life situations as found in the workplace. This may take the form of individual assessments, group projects and presentations to teaching staff.


Details of Learning Activities

Students are required to attend all classes to complete activities and in class assessments. For the duration of the semester each student will work in a team. Students will be assessed on their contribution to the team and their participation in class activities. The class activities provide an opportunity to develop skills and apply theory to real life situations. The learning activities students will take a role in are:
• Case studies
• Project work
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Team activities
• Peer interaction
• Games and simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Reading the text book
• Accessing materials on line


Teaching Schedule

Week beginningTopicsResourcesCompetencies

Week 1, 2008

11 Feb

Course overview

Personal objectives and work program outcomes are set andmet

Text: Robbins et al

Foundations of Management

Ch 2 Robbins et al

Management yesterday and today

BSBMGT605A/04

Week 2

18 Feb

High performing teamsCh 11 Robbins et al

BSBMGT605A/02

BSBMGT605A/03

Week 3

25 Feb

Strategic management (1)Ch 8 Robbins et al

BSBMGT605A/01

BSBMGT605A/04

Week 4

3 Mar

Strategic management (2)Ch 8 Robbins et alBSBMGT605A/01

BSBMGT605A/04

Week 5

10 Mar

Knowledge management/Impact of technology

Ch 2 Robbins et al, pp 65-66

Knowledge management & learning organisations

Ch 14 Robbins et al, pp 502-504

BSBMGT605A/02

Week 6

17 Mar

Leadership and PowerCh 13 Robbins et alBSBMGT605A/04
 Mid-sem break (student vacation) from Thu 20th, to return on Thu 27 March  

Week 6

24 Mar

Leadership and PowerCh 13 Robbins et alBSBMGT605A/04

Week 7

31 Mar

Assessment Task 1

In-class test - closed book

Mandatory attendance

Assessment Task 2 distributed

  

Week 8

7 Apr

Networking and Change management

 Ch 10 Robbins et al

Managing change

Ch 16 de Jansz - Networking

BSBMGT605A/01

BSBMGT605A/02

BSBMGT605A/04

Week 9

14 Apr

 Ethics

- Organisational code of conduct

- Social responsibility

 Ch 5 Robbins et alBSBMGT605A/01

BSBMGT605A/02

BSBMGT605A/04

Week 10

21 Apr

 Assessment Task 2

In-class Activity and Portfolio due

Mandatory attendance

  

Week 11

28 Apr

OHS (Occupational health & safety)

Assessment Task 3 distributed 

Notes on the learning hub BSBMGT605A/01

Week 12

5 May

Assessment Task 3 Project research

Assessment Task 2 Individual report due 

 BSBMGT605A/02
BSBMGT605A/03
BSBMGT605A/04

Week 13

12 May

Risk ManagementNotes on the learning hubBSBMGT605A/02

Week 14

19 May

Assessment Task 3 Project research BSBMGT605A/02
BSBMGT605A/03
BSBMGT605A/04

Week 15

26 May

Students’ performance review - self performance and professional competence (part of the 15% allocated for Team Skills Observation by teacher) BSBMGT605A/04

Week 16

2 Jun

 Assessment Task 3 due

Group presentation and Individual presentation skills

  

Week 17

9 Jun

Assessment Task 3 due
Group presentation and Individual presentation skills

Assessment Task 3 due

Group report from those who presented in Week 16

  

Week 18

16 Jun

Feedback & review

Assessment Task 3 due

Group report from those who presented in Week 17

  BSBMGT605A/04


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Robbins, S, Bergman, R, Stagg, I & Coulter, M 2006, Foundations of Management, 2nd ed, Pearson Prentice Hall, Australia.


References


Other Resources

Online Learning Materials
Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web site, clicking on Students, under IT Information and Services there is a link to the Online Learning Hub. www.rmit.edu.au/online. Log in and click on BUSM5083 - Leadership and Team Management. Click on the Adv Diploma of Business (Advertising) link.

It is essential to have access to an internet connected computer outside of class times. Internet connected computers are available in the Business Labs on level 3 of Building 108, 239 Bourke Street Melbourne.

Useful Websites
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library This website is a useful resource for your assessment tasks
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/ The Learning Lab is a learning and study skills site developed by the Learning Skills Unit offering online interactive tutorials, printable handouts and an email Learning Query service, the site is designed to assist students develop the capabilities for tertiary study.

Recommended Reading
De Janasz,S, Dowd, K, Schneider, B, 2006, Interpersonal Skills in Organizations, 2e, McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York

Dickie, L & Dickie, C 2006, Cornerstones of Management, Tilde Publishing, Australia.


Overview of Assessment

Grading
All assessments are graded.  To pass the course, students must submit all assessments, achieve competency in all course elements and gain at least 50% mark value overall.

Grade Mark Description
HD > = 80 High Distinction (Competency Achieved)
DI 70 - 79 Distinction (Competency Achieved)
CR 60 - 69 Credit (Competency Achieved)
PA 50 - 59 Pass (Competency Achieved)
NN < 50 Fail (Not Yet Competent)
CA Not Applicable Competency Achieved
NYC Not Applicable Not Yet Competent

Assessments:

Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, written tests, presentations and projects.  Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

Important Point:
All assessments are graded. To pass the course, students must submit all assessments, achieve competency in all course elements and gain at least 50% mark value overall.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including in class exercises, written tests, presentations and projects. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

The teacher may assess a student verbally. A student may be asked to meet with the teacher and discuss their assignment to clarify material, their contribution to a group assessment, or validate the underpinning skills and knowledge required for competency assessment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Advertising students: BUSM9921C Provide leadership across the Organisation and BUSM6139C Ensure Team Effectiveness are being co-assessed, ie, the following tasks also exist in BUSM6139C.

Assessment Task 1
In class test – closed book
Week 7
Individual Mark Value 20%
Individual assessment. Test takes place during class time. Test time 2 hours and reading time of 15 minutes. This assessment addresses competency elements:

• BSBMGT605A/01 Communicate organisational mission and goals
• BSBMGT605A/02 Influence groups and individuals
• BSBMGT605A/03 Build and support teams
• BSBMGT605A/04 Demonstrate personal and professional competence

Assessment Task 2
In class group activity/portfolio and individual report
In-class activity week 10
Group mini portfolio due week 10 Mark value 5%
Individual report due week 12 Mark value 20%


Individual assessment. Prepare a 1500 word report based on an in-class group activity conducted in Week 10 (attendance mandatory). This task addresses the following competency elements:

• BSBMGT605A/01 Communicate organisational mission and goals
• BSBMGT605A/02 Influence groups and individuals
• BSBMGT605A/03 Build and support teams
• BSBMGT605A/04 Demonstrate personal and professional competence

Assessment Task 3
Group presentation due Week 16 Mark value 10%
Individual presentation skills due Week 16 Mark value 10%
Group project report due Week 17 Mark value 20%


If the group presents in Week 17, group presentation and individual presentations skills are assessed in Week 17, while the group report is due in Week 18.

This major project is designed to explore leadership issues that occur in workplaces on a regular basis. It also requires the group to recommend solutions to solve the identified work issues. Assessment for this project includes participation in minuted team meetings, peer assessment, formal group presentation and group report.

This task addresses the following competency elements:

• BSBMGT605A/01 Communicate organisational mission and goals
• BSBMGT605A/02 Influence groups and individuals
• BSBMGT605A/03 Build and support teams
• BSBMGT605A/04 Demonstrate personal and professional competence

Assessment 4
Team skills observation and online participation
Individual Mark Value 15%


During the semester you will be expected to show your effectiveness as a team member through your participation in a variety of class activities. Your effectiveness as a team member will be assessed by your peers and teacher in class and group activities. The following criteria will be used:
• Demonstrates reliability
• Communicates constructively
• Listens actively
• Participate actively
• Treats others in a respectful and supportive manner
• Shows commitment to the team
(adapted from –Brounstein, M, 2002, Managing Teams for Dummies, Wiley Publishing Co. NY)

This assessment addresses competency elements:
• BSBMGT605A/02 Influence groups and individuals
• BSBMGT605A/03 Build and support teams
• BSBMGT605A/04 Demonstrate personal and professional competence


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Students will be assessed directly against a mixture of the elements and performance criteria that comprise the competency.

For a student based at the RMIT BUSINESS campus in Melbourne, Australia in Semester 1, 2008 the assessment will be:

 Task 1Task 2Task 3Task 4

BSBMGT605A/01

Communicate organisational mission and goals

   X   X   X 

BSBMGT605A/02

Influence groups and individuals

   X   X   X   X

BSBMGT605A/03

Build and support teams

   X   X   X   X

BSBMGT605a/04

Demonstrate personal and professional competence

   X   X   X   X

Other Information

Teacher Contact
Out of class communication to all students will occur using the RMIT student email. It is essential that you check your email prior to attending each class.

Consultation times will be made available to you in the first week of classes. Consultations may also be arranged via email.

Self Managed Learning
The student will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. Exercises are provided to the student to facilitate their learning in a self-paced manner and form part of the overall achievement of the competencies in this course. Students are reminded that they are expected to spend an equal amount of time outside of class, furthering their understanding of the concepts being taught, as they do in class to be deemed competent in this course.

Course Evaluation & Feedback
You will receive ongoing feedback on your progress in the course. Feedback on assessment will be given in a timely manner. You will be informed about how to improve your performance in the competency/course and what you need to do to be deemed competent or to gain a pass in the assessment.

Feedback on the course itself is welcome at any time to the class teacher, course coordinator or program coordinator. Periodic course evaluation surveys are also conducted.


Academic Administration Procedures

Students who require general assistance should, in the first instance, approach their class teacher.   Secondly, students should contact the course coordinator and lastly, the program coordinator. <o:p></o:p>

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. it also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.

For further information including “Plagiarism (and how to avoid it): Resources for Students” please refer to the Plagiarism section of the RMIT Policies, available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/governance/policies in the Teaching and Learning Policy section.

For information relating to the penalties for plagiarism and cheating, please refer to Regulation 6.1.1 Student Discipline available at http://mams.rmit.edu.au/j4lb68xx36oj1.pdf
Penalties include official reprimand, recording of a failure result or expulsion from the University.

The originality verification software Turnitin (see http://www.turnitin.com), may be used on assessments in this course.

Note, if requested by your teacher, you must complete a hardcopy of the RMIT coversheet with your assessment submissions: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/rbkf8knmzbla1.doc

To support you with issues associated with the honesty and full referencing of external work presented in assignments, please visit the University website for Academic Integrity: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity

Specifically, support resources for yourself as a student to ensure that your submitted assessment accurately represents your work are provided at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students

Submission of written work/assessment
All of your written work must conform with RMIT’s guidelines “Written Reports And Essays: Guidelines For Referencing And Presentation In RMIT Business” which can be found at: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s9sx559hurvc.rtf

All of your written assessment must be lodged by the due date in the format specified for the particular assessment task. Written assessment must have a footer containing: student number, student name, course code, title of assessment and teacher’s name.

Staple your assignment. Please do not place in plastic binders or plastic pockets.

Attach a signed Assignment Cover Sheet to each submission of written work or assessment. Cover Sheets are available near the lifts on Level 13 or from http://mams.rmit.edu.au/7ksj9bbov094.doc

You must keep a copy of your assignment/written work, which can be produced if the original is lost or damaged. <o:p></o:p>

Supervised Assessment
Unless otherwise instructed by your class teacher, course coordinator or invigilator, the following conditions apply to your supervised assessments:
• All answers are written in blue or black pen only. Answers written in other colours or pencil will not be marked, excluding diagrams.
• The only materials which may be brought into the assessment room are blue or black pens, pencil, eraser and correction fluid. Items such as electronic dictionaries, mobile phones, electronic devices, written material and paper are not to be brought into the assessment room. It is a breach of assessment conditions to have any unauthorized materials or equipment in the assessment room.
• Assessment papers, questions and other material provided by the University are not to be removed from the assessment room.
• There is no communication of any kind with any person either inside or outside the assessment venue, apart from the assessment supervisor/invigilator or course teachers.

Special Consideration
Special Consideration is a process that enables the University to take account of unexpected circumstances such as illness, injury or bereavement that affect a student’s performance in assessment. Special Consideration can be applied for to obtain:
a) Alternative Assessment
b) Extension of Time
c) Equitable Assessment Arrangement
d) Deferred Assessment

You may apply for special consideration up to and no later than 48 hours (2 working days) after the date of test/exam or due date for assessment. Forms are available from BTS Reception on Level 13 or from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/forms

Grounds for special Consideration may include illness, accident, bereavement, hardship/trauma. All supporting documentation must be included with your application. Completed forms must be addressed submitted to the Hub on Level 4 Building 108. Further information can be accessed from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration <o:p></o:p>

Non and Late Submission of Work
If you do not attempt an assessment or meet an assessment deadline and have not been granted Special Consideration, you will not receive a mark for the assessment and be deemed NYC (Not Yet Competent).

Appealing Assessment
You are entitled to appeal assessment results. Any appeal should be submitted to the Course Co-ordinator Student Liaison, Seymour Jacobson not more than 10 days after receiving notice of the result for the assessment. Please refer to RMIT Policy – Appeal Against Assessment Result available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/governance/policies in the Teaching and Learning Policy area. <o:p></o:p>

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