AGRI12003 - Leadership and People Management
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Leading and managing human capital has become an increasingly important factor in farm profitability and competitiveness. This unit is focused on theories, models and practical frameworks for effective and strategic leadership of teams in the agricultural workplace. You will learn about individual differences, group dynamics, team building, communication, influencing skills and performance management, and you will be exposed to a range of tools and techniques to assist with developing and leading high-performance teams.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite

AGRI11006 People Management

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Emerald
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal behaviour.
  2. Employ appropriate leadership techniques, adapting your style to suit different situations and team requirements.
  3. Use capacity building techniques to influence team members and maximise performance.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRichard Koech (r.koech@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Appreciating Individual Differences (DiSC® Profile, Johari Window, Betari Box, EQ)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Appreciating Individual Differences (DiSC® Profile, Johari Window, Betari Box, EQ)

Week 3 20-03-2017

Appreciating Individual Differences (DiSC® Profile, Johari Window, Betari Box, EQ)

Written Assessment (Part A) due end of Week 3.

Practical Assessment (Part X) done in Week 3 - 4 tutorials

Week 4 27-03-2017

Practical Leadership Styles (Leading vs Managing, Lewin's Leadership Styles, Leadership Process Model)

Practical Assessment (Part X) done in Week 3 - 4 tutorials

Week 5 03-04-2017

Practical Leadership Styles (Leading vs Managing, Lewin's Leadership Styles, Leadership Process Model)

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Managing One-on-One (Giving Work Instructions, Coaching, Situational Leadership)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Managing One-on-One (Giving Work Instructions, Coaching, Situational Leadership)

Written Assessment (Part B) due end of Week 7.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Managing One-on-One (Giving Work Instructions, Coaching, Situational Leadership)

Practical Assessment (Part Y) done in Week 8 - 9 tutorials

Week 9 08-05-2017

Managing One-on-One (Giving Work Instructions, Coaching, Situational Leadership)

Practical Assessment (Part Y) done in Week 8 - 9 tutorials

Week 10 15-05-2017

Managing Teams (Tribes, High Performing Teams, Tuckman's Stages)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Managing Teams (Tribes, High Performing Teams, Tuckman's Stages)

Written Assessment (Part C) due end of Week 11.

Week 12 29-05-2017 Recap & Reflection
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Part X (about 20 minutes). The DiSC® Challenge (20%) - Undertake a hands-on activity in groups assigned by their DiSC®types. You will be expected to be aware of each other’s behaviour and how it is affected by their DiSC® type. Participate in a class debrief, sharing observations.

Part Y (about 6 minutes). Intervention for the Real People Management Problem (20%) - With the lecturer (in the role of co-worker or direct report), act out addressing the problem by applying the intervention you recommended in Part B of your Written Assessment.

Assessment Due Date Part X. Done in week 3-4 tutorials; Part Y. Done in week 8-9 tutorials
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Part X

Assessment criteria

Planning:

Participate in joint problem solving and planning

Listen to and respect other contributions


Implementation:

Work cooperatively to complete the activity

Make appropriate use of resources


Debrief:

Participate in the class discussion
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Students will be assessed as they perform the tasks.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal behaviour.

2. Employ appropriate leadership techniques, adapting your style to suit different situations and team requirements.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Part A (500 words). Identify a Real People Management Problem (15%) - Describe the problem in terms of:

  • the organisation in which it is happening;
  • the historical context;
  • the current situation (including the problem); and
  • the people implicated and involved.

Part B (1500 words). Assess the Problem & Plan an Intervention (30%).

  • Analyse the causes of the management problem;
  • present the options to address the problem including pros and cons; and
  • recommend a specific approach.

(Note: you must recommend a hands-on intervention that can be undertaken by the responsible manager; and must use in-text referencing and a reference list.)

Part C (500 words). Reflection on the Intervention (15%) - Describe how the Intervention (Practical Assessment, Part Y) went in terms of:

  • things that went well; and
  • things that you would do differently next time (including how you would do them differently).
Assessment Due Date Part A. Due end of week 3; Part B. Due end of week 7; Part C. Due end of week 11
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Written Assessment Parts A and C

Assessment criteria


Introduction:

Clear, concise introduction to the report

Content:

Adequacy of the content relative to the topic

Summary and conclusion:

Sound and relevant conclusion

Presentation:

Expression and communication


Written Assessment Part B

Introduction:

Clear, concise introduction to the report

The business context of the report is defined

Content:

Adequacy of the content relative to the topic

Justify claims using logic and appropriate references

Summary and conclusion:

Sound and relevant conclusion

Including what has been learnt in this piece of work (‘learnings’)

Presentation:

Expression and communication

Correct use of in-text references and reference list

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Use capacity building techniques to influence team members and maximise performance.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence




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