Course Title: Contribute to the Development and Implementation of Strategic Plans
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: BUSM7805C
Course Title: Contribute to the Development and Implementation of Strategic Plans
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6077 - Advanced Diploma of Justice
Course Contact : Irene Pagliarella
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254581
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Irene Pagliarella, Program Coordinator 9925 4581
Georgy Dumas, Program Manager 9925 4203
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no pre-requisites for this course
This course covers the second stage of the strategic planning process. It involves confirmation of strategic direction, the development of detailed objectives and strategies, and the creation of measures and criteria to evaluate progress towards those objectives
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBMGT602A Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans
1. Confirm organisational mission, vision and purpose
1.1 Stakeholders are consulted in an open and realistic way to engender support for the process
1.2 Expectations and requirements of the board/owners are being met
1.3 The mission, vision and purpose are consistent with the organisation’s stated values, and are realistic but challenging
2. Formulate strategic objectives and strategies
2.1 Objectives are consistent with the environmental trend analyses, and forecasts have been developed
2.2 Objectives state clearly and in measurable terms, what the organization needs to achieve
2.3 Strategies are developed in the context of meeting chosen product differentiation and cost structure objectives
2.4 Value adding activities are introduced, consistent with the value chain analysis and the strategic direction
2.5 Strategies take account of competitive advantages and disadvantages identified
2.6 Opportunities for strategic alliances and co-operative ventures are incorporated into the strategies
2.7 Benchmarking of all key operational and support activities is undertaken
2.8 Opportunities for the purchase of value adding activities externally have been thoroughly evaluated
3. Evaluate and improve strategic performance
3.1 Processes for the evaluation of strategic performance are supported by key stakeholders and approved by the board/owners
3.2 Key Performance Indicators and other criteria for measurement of achievement are developed in advance of implementation
3.3 Performance measures address all key aspects of organisational performance, to meet the interests of stakeholders
3.4 Performance data is analysed on a regular and planned basis, in terms of the indicators, performance standards and other criteria developed
3.5 Successes and performance gaps are clearly identified and analysed as to cause and effect
3.6 Strategic performance is reported to all stakeholders in a transparent manner and meeting all compliance requirements
3.7 Objectives and strategies are reviewed, evaluated and revised where necessary
3.8 The organisation’s mission, vision and purpose are reviewed and revised where necessary
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion, seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, field excursions where applicable, on site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups within the criminal justice area
Week One: Introduction and Overview of Subject
Week Two: No class due to First Year Orientation Camp
Week Three: Program development, mission statement
Week Four: No class due to Public Holiday
Week Five: Semester Break-no class
Week Six: Management structure, organisational culture, team development
Week Seven: SWOT analysis
Week Eight: Strategic Objectives
Theoretical perspective of strategic plans
Week Nine: No class due to Public Holiday
Week Ten: Needs analysis
Week Eleven: Financial Planning
Week Twelve: Human Resource Planning
Week Thirteen: Program Implementation
Week Fourteen: Development of program monitoring techniques
Week Fifteen: Development of program evaluation techniques
Week Sixteen: Policy Development and implementation
Week Seventeen: Presentation of program
Overview of Assessment
To be advised
There are 3 pieces of assessment in this subject, as follows:
1. Participation in Class Discussions. Students are expected to prepare for and attend all classes, and to actively participate in class discussions (15%). This portion of the final grade will be based upon the student’s critical engagement with the subject matter and readings, as demonstrated in the quality and quantity of their involvement in class discussions and debates. No marks are awarded simply for attendance; however as absence clearly precludes participation, it must be expected that consistent absences will impact upon the overall course grade.
ASSESSMENT 1 - GROUP PROJECT
In your allocated groups prepare a proposal for the development of a program related to the justice environment that will incorporate the following objectives:
• Identify the environmental, political, social changes that have an effect on the design, implementation and evaluation of the program
• Develop a needs analysis to determine the need for the program
• Establish the organisational structure, management team
• Develop strategic objectives
• Develop and implement the program design
• Develop monitoring and evaluation processes that determine the efficiency/effectiveness of the program
ASSESSMENT 2 - GROUP PROJECT
• In your allocated groups prepare the human resource components for the program you have developed.
INDIVIDUAL TASK (Word limit 1000)
As part of the final assessment, you are required to provide an individual reflection on your experience in the group activity.
THE CRITERIA INCLUDES:
1. How did you approach the group dynamics i.e., Tuckman’s theory on team formation?
2. Effective teams require both task and maintenance functions. .How did you engage in the group process of identifying the tasks to be done, allocating the tasks, completing the tasks and the delivery of the final assessment? What maintenance function did you engage in to keep the group synergy?
3. Who took the leadership role/roles? (One definite leader; shared leadership; what type of power structure did the group operate under?
4. How did that role manifest? How did you handle that?
5. How were decisions made? What criterion were used to establish agreement (majority vote, consensus; no opposition means agreement) what was the course of action if people disagreed?
6. How did you deal and manage intergroup conflict (taking into account personality styles). What did you do if the team regressed? To what extent were the arguments about which procedure should be used to do the work? To what extent did people take the arguments in the team personally?
7. In future team work what would do differently about:
a. Your own personality style
b. Expressing Feelings (anger, frustration, warmth, affection, excitement, boredom, competitiveness, etc.) overly polite;
c. Division of labor: Voluntarily? By discussion? How should critical tasks be fulfilled (including the maintenance tasks)?
d. Leadership: How should leadership functions be exercised? Shared? Elected? Appointed from outside?
e. Emotional Issues confronting groups particularly your identity how do you present yourself to others; what role should you take?
f. Power and Control: who should have the power and control? Why?
g. Personal Goals: which of my needs and goals can a group fulfil? Can any of my needs be met
8. Acceptance and Intimacy: How to become accepted by others? Do I accept them; do they like me; do I like them?
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