Short Learning Programme
Leadership in the Connection Economy
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. The connection economy is the new modern-day economy where relationships determine success, where who you are matters most and where organisations and people differentiate themselves through relationships. This programme differentiates itself in the market by preparing leaders and organisations to excel in this new economy. The NWU and thinking fusion AFRICA through this programme address a dire need in the market and in leadership development per se.
The purpose of the short learning programme is to equip leaders to lead within the work environment and in the community taking diversity and the impact of power into consideration, leading to social intelligence. They will have gained skills and knowledge with regard to themselves and leadership in general. This will lead them to behaving and responding differently to people and challenges. They will have skills that will be applied at their level and that can be transferred to leadership roles within the community and lower down into the organisation. They will gain new knowledge, read extensively on leadership and related matters, develop new thinking and persuasion skills, master new leadership and interpersonal behaviour skills, improve their communication 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, or RPL at these levels. Participants will be in managerial, middle managerial or specialist roles.
Learning assumed to be in place:
The participants should be in managerial, middle managerial or specialist roles.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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Each participant receives a POE framework, systems thinking booklet and project outlines at the commencement of the programme. The projects are discussed at each contact session. The 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.
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.
Mode of delivery:
Middle managers, 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.