Short Learning Programme
Telecommunication Management for Non-technical Managers
A complete generation of highly competent managers have joined telecommunication companies, but are sometimes at a disadvantage due to the telecommunication jargon that is banded about. Important managerial decisions are often influenced by the fact that the manager is not aware of the strategic implications of technological decisions. The Telecommunication Management for Non-Technical Managers short learning programme is designed specifically for managers and executives who are new to the world of telecommunications. The emphasis will be on management in this environment. The NWU is recognised among the leaders in the fields of management, innovation and technology management and is ideally suited to deliver this programme.
This course provides a deeper insight into the key philosophical trends that define the ICT landscape on a day-to-day basis. It also provides a brief understanding of how each of these technologies work, but more importantly it highlights the strategic implications of these technologies in a fast-moving ICT landscape. Business models and a variety of business cases linked to various technologies (mobile voice and data, cloud and fibre) are discussed to provide a deeper insight into the interlinked discipline of telecommunication management. The short learning programme is presented in such a way that difficult technical concepts are conveyed in an easily understood format. It also gives the managers a safe and secure forum where they could ask open questions about technology that may be difficult to do in other forums. The Telecommunication Management for Non-Technical Managers short learning programme is designed to assist executives and managers who are new to the field of ICT to make sense of this complex business and technological environment and manage accordingly.
Participants must have completed Management Development programmes within the business and elsewhere. A nomination and selection process is followed by the Learning and Development Division in conjunction with line managers.
Learning assumed to be in place:
To be selected, participants must: have a managerial position within the company.;have completed the induction programmes of the company.;show a willingness to manage in a changing technological environment.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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The assessment framework is built around the following: The subject experts and professionals presenting the different modules will facilitate the assessment and the assignment. The accreditation body will moderate the assignments and experts from industry and the final results will be submitted to the accreditation body for final approval and certification.
Method of assessment:
Self-assessment to embed the learning material. Populating workbooks and study guides through group discussions and personal reflection. Peer-to-peer assessment is conducted in the contact sessions and is facilitated by the facilitator. Reflection is done to ensure an understanding of the knowledge areas that are covered. Course assignment reflecting the implementation of the learning matter.
Mode of delivery:
Current and future decision-makers and leaders within the organisation