Short Learning Programme
There is an extensive need to develop leadership skills. The NWU has decided to position itself as the provider of leadership development programmes in South Africa through the NWU Leadership and Management Academy.
The purpose is to teach participants to apply, integrate and demonstrate sound, systematic knowledge and skills gained with regard to leading, strategy, leadership communication, valuing diversity, leading teams, planting and growing a new culture, leading change and transformation, and followership. They will gain knowledge for the effective evaluation, selection and application of techniques and skills to influence, persuade, communicate accurately, debate, build arguments and gather appropriate information. They will be able to use information retrieval skills to gather information, undertake a study of literature and current research in the field of leadership, strategy, leadership culture, self-leadership, leading people and more. At the same time, they will demonstrate the ability to evaluate information independently and contribute to a team of equals undertaking a project. The aim is to demonstrate sound thinking, effective participation in debate and persuasion and to competently deal with conflict, diversity and differences while staying anchored in own values in order to apply systems thinking to complex problem situations.
Candidates in managerial or senior specialist roles.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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4 projects deliverable in Portfolio of Evidence format
Method of assessment:
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 programme culminating in a completed Portfolio of Evidence submitted shortly after the final day of the programme. The projects are: • Leader of Self: ‘Journal of my personal journey’. This project instils the essential leader skill of reflection and on-going personal development by using a learning journal as one of the tools. Through this project participants deepen their self-knowledge, their leadership strengths, and dealing with their challenges as they capture their development journey over five months. • Leader of Individual Follower: ‘One-on-one success’ Participants coach one follower for the duration of the programme to develop this critical leader skill in a structured way (guidance reading, guiding principles and a contract/agreement is provided) with guidance from facilitators as well as sharing experiences with one another • Leader: ‘Leadership Learning’ Participants undertake leadership learning through reading and activites to develop leadership skill through which they will re-position themselves with their teams. • Group: ‘The leadership work for (dis)solving our complex problem situations’ This project is complex and produces specific proposals for executive consideration. Participants also commit to being involved in the implementation of these proposals beyond the programmes. The nature and scope of these projects are closely monitored and discussed with the organisation to ensure alignment with organisational initiatives
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Mode of delivery:
Senior managers in South Africa.