Course Title: Provide leadership across the organisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: BUSM7923C

Course Title: Provide leadership across the organisation

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5369 - Diploma of Logistics

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

Ian Burns    Ian.burns@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 demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.

It applies to individuals who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation

Element:

1. Communicate organisational mission and goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify objectives, values and standards in accordance with organisation’s strategic direction

1.2 Establish linkages between organisational objectives, values and standards and the responsibilities of relevant groups and individuals

1.3 Ensure media and language used is appropriate to individuals and group circumstances

1.4 State clear expectations of internal groups and individuals and explain in a manner which builds commitment to the organisation

1.5 Address expectations of the organisation

1.6 Investigate incidents promptly and communicate results clearly to relevant groups and individuals

Element:

2. Influence groups and individuals

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Build trust, confidence and respect of diverse groups and individuals through positive role modelling and effective communication and consultation

2.2 Embrace, resource and effectively implement improvements to organisational and workplace culture

2.3 Demonstrate understanding of the global environment and new technology in work activities

2.4 Ensure actions convey flexibility and adaptability to change and accessibility

2.5 Ensure consultation and participation in decision making occurs with relevant groups and individuals where appropriate

2.6 Ensure decision making takes into account needs and expectations of both internal and external groups

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

2.8 Ensure that the organisation is represented positively in the media and community

Element:

3. Build and support teams

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assign accountabilities and responsibilities to teams consistent with their competencies and operational plans

3.2 Ensure teams are resourced to allow them to achieve their objectives

3.3 Empower teams and individuals through effective delegation and support for their initiatives

3.4 Create and maintain a positive work environment

3.5 Encourage teams and individuals to develop innovative approaches to the performance of work

Element:

4. Demonstrate personal and professional competence

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Model ethical conduct in all areas of work and encourage others to adopt business ethics

4.2 Adapt appropriate interpersonal and leadership styles to meet particular circumstances and situations

4.3 Set and achieve personal objectives and work program outcomes

4.4 Ensure self-performance and professional competence is continuously improved through engagement in a range of professional development activities

4.5 Participate regularly in industry/professional networks and groups


Learning Outcomes


This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.


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. 

WeekWeek commencing DateTopic Activities Assessment 
 15/02/2018Introduction to program & RMIT Student Induction  
 212/02/2018Introduction to Leadership - Habitual response , Human behaviour & Assertiveness development Role Play  
 319/02/2018Evaluating performance   
 426/02/2018Show leadership in the workplace - Developing a Leadership plan Industry Speaker - if available  
55/03/2018Show leadership in the workplace - Developing a Leadership plan & SMART Goals & KPI's  
612/03/2018Show leadership in the workplace -  Mission / Vision StatementsRole Play  
719/03/2018Personal Power   
8a Mid Semester Break 29/3 - 4/4   
8b05/04 - 06/04/2018Front Line Management & Research - Assessment preperation Industry Speaker - if available  
99/04/2018FrontLine Management & Research - pt2 Assessment preparation 

Assessment 1

9/04/2018

1016/04/2018Create a positive work environment   
1123/04/2018Create a positive work environment - Pt2  
1230/04/2018Emotional Intelligence  in the workplace industry site visit - if possible  
137/05/2018Leadership Implementation Plan - Review for Assessment preparation   
1414/05/2018Leadership Implementation Plan - Review for Assessment preparation  

Assessment 2

18/05/2018

1521/05/2018Assessment Feedback & Review   
1628/05/2018Resits & resubmssions  


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:

  • clearly communicate the organisation’s objectives, values and standards to a range of stakeholders using appropriate media and language
  • influence, support and provide resources for individuals and groups to:
  1. participate in consultations and decision making processes
  2. contribute to innovation and improvements
  3. achieve their responsibilities and objectives
  • facilitate consultative decision making processes with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • demonstrate ethical conduct and professional competence and continuing professional development
  • encourage others to adopt business ethics and build their commitment to the organisation.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • explain business ethics and their application to leadership
  • outline leadership styles and their application in supporting the organisation’s mission, objectives and values
  • explain the impact of legislation in providing leadership in the organisation
  • explain the organisation’s mission, purpose and values
  • describe organisation objectives, plans and strategies
  • explain organisational change processes.

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

Assessment Outline

Students are required to complete 2 tasks. You must successfully complete all 2 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment Task 1 – Multi media presentation

Date and time due: Week 9
Group or Individual:  Groups of not more than three students.

Purpose: 
You will be delivering a presentation to your ‘staff’ (fellow class members) in which you will be required to clearly demonstrate your performance expectations for the team and organisation.

Assessment Task 2 – Report - Ongoing trust and commitment across the organisation

Date and time due: Week 14
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually

Purpose:
 
An effective leader knows how to build trust and commitment from staff and has a good understanding of the importance of networking and risk management strategies. They must have a good understanding of what their organisation stands for and what it is trying to achieve. They are also capable of communicating these things to staff clearly and consistently.


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.

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

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism 
Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own.

The penalties for cheating in assessment are severe, whether the cheating involves plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of data, copyright infringement or some other method. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student.

Referencing 
RMIT Business produce their own referencing guidelines entitled written reports and essays: guidelines for referencing and presentation in RMIT Business which all Business students should use.

RMIT Business referencing guidelines (RTF, 1,286 KB, 52 pages); A supporting Referencing website has been developed for the RMIT Business guidelines.You can find out more about Academic Integrity at RMIT’s Academic Integrity webpage. 

Group Assessment 
A number of your assessments will rely upon group work. This is a critical part of your program as in the workplace you will be regularly required to work in a team environment. Teamwork is also one of the key employability skills for this qualification.

The key to being successful in group work is getting to know your classmates and finding out what they want to achieve. You should seek to find a team which shares your key interests and drivers.

If you are facing issues with your group, the key is to resolve them quickly well before assessments are due. If you need to you can seek support from your teacher.

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