Short Learning Programme
Creating Leadership and Personal Capacity in Women
The NWU is recognised among the leaders in the fields of leadership and management and is ideally suited to deliver this programme, in partnership with thinking fusion AFRICA. There is need in the market for a unique leadership development programme aimed at women and designed for women, taking their preferred style of learning leadership into consideration.
The purpose of the short learning programme is to benefit women in leadership, the organisation, their followers and the broader community in the following ways: They will be leaders who lead within the work environment and in the community taking diversity and the impact of power into consideration, leading with emotional and social intelligence. They will have gained advanced skills and knowledge with regard to themselves and leadership in general, the impact of women leadership roles and how to communicate with impact. This will lead them to behaving and responding differently to people, leadership challenges and organisational needs. They will have skills that will assist them in leading differently, but that can also be transferred to leadership roles within the community and lower down into the organisation. They will gain advanced knowledge, read extensively on leadership and related matters, develop new thinking, debating, communication and persuasion skills, master new leadership and interpersonal behaviour skills, and become coaching leaders. Their self-mastery and self-leadership will be strong and will be anchored in sound self-knowledge and interpersonal skills.
The participant should possess a former qualification at NQF 5 or 6, and additional RPL participants will be in managerial, middle managerial or specialist roles.
Learning assumed to be in place:
The participants should be in manager, middle managerial or specialist roles.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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Each participant receives a POE framework, systems thinking guideline and project outlines at the commencement of the programme. The projects are discussed at each contact session. The instruments, presentations, activities, background material, assessment criteria and reading are provided to all participants. A clear assessment framework is used to assess the POE against, as stated above. The facilitators presenting the programme assess the POE. Four well-designed projects within each of the four leader zones of influence provide the evidence of applied leadership learning and support integrated learning. Work on the projects is done progressively during the programmes, culminating in a completed portfolio of evidence submitted shortly after or on the final day of the programme.
Method of assessment:
Three assessments of both the programme and the facilitators take place. One assessment after the launch and first two-day session, then again halfway through the programme and again at completion of the programme.
Female managers, middle managers and specialists in medium to large organisations. They are mostly already graduated in non-business management and leadership fields of study. Twenty to 25 per group per organisation.