Business software exercise using case study and screencast videos.

Provide report, spreadsheet and presentation for assessment. + 500 word document detailing how the team was led / managed over the Semester.
I just saw that I have to do section 2 in coursework front sheet that I uploaded in the first time. Section 2: Team activities (team work) Business software exercise using case study and screencast videos. Provide report, spreadsheet and presentation for assessment. + 500 word document detailing how the team was led / managed over the Semester. (Working Group Presentation A will lead the group to instruct B C D to work. When everyone finished work, we will send to A and A will be collect everyone’s work together and make a presentation. When A finished his presentation, there was a meeting, A assigns a presentation to each person. And let everyone go to prepare the presentation. And there will be another meeting to practice the presentation ,everyone will help look at and correct each other’s mistakes.)

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specific to this assignment:

1. Identify a range of personal skills and suggest areas for development or improvement, underpinned by contemporary theory, models and / or concepts.
2. Critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice to demonstrate how these can contribute to organisational effectiveness within a global context.
Mapped to CMI 7013VI.1 Understand an organisation’s ethical and value-based approach to leadership
Mapped to CMI 7013VI.3 Understand leadership strategies and their impact on organisational direction.
Mapped to CMI 7014VI.2 Understand the leadership principles that support organisational values.
3. Critically examine and assess the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop effective leaders.
Mapped to CMI 7013VI.2 Understand strategic leadership styles.
Mapped to CMI 7014VI.1 Understand the relationship between strategic management and leadership.
Mapped to CMI 7014VI.3 Understand leadership strategies and the impact on organisational direction.
4. From a practical perspective, use technology to aid management decision making.

Please see detailed marking scheme on pages 6 – 7.

Postgraduate Certificate MSc Programme
MAN7066 Leadership Development
Assessment and Guidelines

Overview
This module will provide you with an opportunity to engage and consider contemporary issues in leadership from both UK and international perspectives and how leaders address these within organisations. The module will enable you to develop a critical insight and outlook in order to explore relevant solutions for organisational effectiveness and success. Focusing on challenges faced by leaders and how to address these challenges is a key component of this module. Overall the module will enable you to develop your leadership potential, best practice and through peer assessment gain an insight into a range of business issues that impact on employees.

This will be an organic module in the sense that contemporary issues will be explored relative to business, leadership and management, such as power, leadership styles and tools used to aid management decision-making. These may include the functions and roles of leaders and aspects to lead to better decision making of managers. All of these areas are examined within a global framework.

The module supports the programme learning and teaching strategy by supporting the practical development of leadership skills and reflective practice, and supports you in the achievement of the CMI professional qualification to which this module is linked.

Teamwork and Staffing
It is envisaged that students will work in self-formed teams of 4 multinational students over the duration of this module. It is expected that each team negotiates roles for its team members. These individual roles will be identified as positions of specific authority within a team. It is suggested that the Belbin team roles be used and assigned (i.e. Plant, Resource Investigator, Co-ordinator, Shaper, Monitor-Evaluator, Teamworker, Implementer, Completer-Finisher and Specialist). This will allow each student (as a staff member) to develop a number of management / leadership skills that can be transferrable for use in other modules on the course and are essential in the workplace. This will allow the individual to work as part of a team, undertaking the tasks that will be given throughout the module. The team work devised in response to these tasks; whether in the form of presentations, interactive sessions, preparation notes etc. will provide evidence of team collaboration and is included as ‘summative’ assessment at the end of the module.

Assessment
There are two forms of assessment that will be used during the module. On a frequent basis, you will gain verbal ‘formative feedback’ from your lecturer and peers which will be derived to aid your learning. This feedback is not recorded against your student record, but is to be used by you to improve your work further. The second form of feedback is ‘summative’ assessment and will be the grade and feedback gained from the work you will submit at the end of the module.

Assessment outline
As an individual, you will electronically submit a three-section portfolio, comprising of the results of your Language and Academic Writing Development(see below), two presentations (along with supporting documentation and formative feedback for each), evidence of team participation, a report derived from the exercise on the use of business software and the inclusion of a reflective document identifying your leadership development across the Term. This portfolio will be constructed by the individual and will contain supporting evidence collected from group activities.

If you are an International student, you are to use the results of your IELT score for Section 1 of the Portfolio to enable you to discuss a plan for improving these results. If you are a home student (or not an International student), you should provide a SWOT analysis that will allow you to identify actions for developing your writing and academic skills. The results of this will be used by you to enable you to discuss a plan for improving these results. In both cases, there is an expectation of a critical plan to improve the results from this.

As part of a team, you will be deliver two 20 minute presentations (teams of 4) – from these you will gain formative feedback to improve and develop your work further. The two presentations (one from a ‘leadership’ perspective and one from a ‘management’ perspective) can be improved upon before the final summative online submission (team assessment) and you are to include evidence of the group activity and how you worked as a team. As an outcome of the business software development exercise, you are to provide the final report for assessment. In the final section of the portfolio, you must critically evaluate and reflect upon your leadership development. As part of this work you should elaborate how these can contribute to organisational effectiveness.

Assessment scope
Individual ‘3 Section’ portfolio:
Section 1: The results of your IELT score or SWOT analysis and a 500-word document discussing a plan for your improvement.
Section 2: 2x team activities (presentations or activities); one from ‘power of leaders’ and one from ‘development of leadership’ and the outputs from business software exercise.
Section 3: Individual reflection (2000 words) on the individual’s leadership development across the Semester, underpinned by contemporary literature.

Section 1: Language Diagnostic Assessment (individual work)
It is strongly suggested that this section is completed by Week 4 at the latest. In this section, you are to either use your IELT scores or provide a SWOT analysis. In this section you are to include a 500 word plan for improving or developing the results in the areas identified in the IELT / SWOT analysis. As part of this improvement plan, include theoretical perspectives to underpin your suggestions.

Section 2: Team activities (team work)
You are to include the slides and supporting documentation for the two 20 minute presentations that the team will have delivered. The two presentations (one from a ‘leadership’ perspective and one from a ‘management’ perspective) can be improved upon, based on the feedback given, before the final summative online submission. As part of this section, you are to include evidence from the laboratory sessions. This is part of a group activity (team work assessment).
The elements that should be included in this section:
Week 3 – Belbin team role evaluation and allocation and team agreement
Week 5 – ‘Power of Leaders’ PowerPoint presentation + supporting documentation
Week 9 – ‘Development of Leadership’ PowerPoint presentation + supporting documentation
Weeks 3 to 10 – Business software exercise using case study and screencast videos. Provide report, spreadsheet and presentation for assessment.
+ 500 word document detailing how the team was led / managed over the Semester.

Section 3: Individual reflection on the individual’s leadership development across the Semester (individual work)
This section is used to demonstrate how you have developed your leadership development across the Semester. It is envisaged that this document (2000 words) responds to the improvement plan document you have created in Section 1. This section is not a pure description of what you did (the tasks), but it is about you, how you have developed leadership skills as a student and/or as a team member. You should undertake additional research to underpin to fully justify your views, and allow you to critically analyse and evaluate your development across the Term. This should be thoroughly underpinned by applying suitable theories, models and/or concepts. State the number of words you have used in this Section.

To aid you for this section, it is strongly suggested that you keep an academic diary, from the first day of your studies within Birmingham City Business School. When attempting this section, you are unlikely to specifically remember issues or aspects that may have happened some weeks earlier.
All three sections in the portfolio need to be attempted to achieve a pass overall – you cannot pass this module by submitted less than the three specified sections.

Final suggestions
– The assignment should be word processed and double line spaced. Do not (ever) use bullet points (except on PowerPoint slides!)
– Use Arial size 11 point (this font and size) for your assignments.
– State the word count used in your documents in Section 3 as stated above.
– On each sheet, ensure you have page numbers in the format ‘Page x of y’ – see the footer in this assignment brief for an example.
– All work (in Section 1, Section 2, Section 3 and References pages) should be referenced in Harvard style format – there are hand-outs available on-line and at the Library website if you are unsure about this.
– Do not use Wikipedia, Google, Googlebooks or Yahoo – the former is not peer assessed and the work is unreliable and the latter are search engines. Do not rely too heavily on Internet sources. There is no need for a contents page.
– Do use contemporary academic text books and academic journal articles (newspapers are not articles); use post-year 2005 academic work.

University Regulations
The word limit is for your coursework assignment, and does not cover material which is submitted as an appendix. Material submitted as an appendix provides background for your coursework, but it will not be marked unless specified in the brief. Also, it is important that you cross-refer between the main text of your assignment and any appendices, in order to demonstrate the linkage, and that the Appendices do not constitute additional material unrelated to that included in the body of your assignment. If you do not refer to this work in the Appendix, then this included work in the Appendices are not marked.

Your References page will not be included in the word count, but where you quote within the assignment (e.g. Smith and Jones (2010) identified that…) will be included in the word count.

Since your work is submitted in electronic format, you are required to declare the number of words used in your assignment. Your work will not be marked without this declaration. All coursework will be checked for adherence to the word limit.

If you produce less than or exceed the word limit by up to 10%, no action will be taken, though you may receive adverse feedback. If you produce less than or exceed the stipulated word count by more than 10%, a deduction of the mark awarded will be made to reflect that you have not met the assessment requirements.

Team marks
The names of staff / members of the team and team name should be clearly identified within Section 2 of the assignment. All staff / members of the team identified will be awarded the same mark unless the team specifically decides an alternative distribution – in this case, speak to your lecturer concerning this course of action. If the team is considering this course of action, then this should explicitly state and be signed on the team agreement. Exceptionally a team group may decide to exclude a member if the team decides that the contribution of the individual is not acceptable. A team must use this sanction responsibly and should consult with tutors as well as the individual. The team should inform the individual of their concerns and allow the individual sufficient time to take appropriate action before proceeding to exclusion, which should only be carried out following consultation with the tutor.

Uploading the Assessment (individual Portfolio)
There are two documents to upload to Moodle for your summative assessment:
(1) An ‘Assessment Coversheet and Feedback Form’ (saved in Word format) and
(2) Your individual portfolio (comprising of the 3 sections) saved in PDF format.

This assignment is to be submitted as one document, as a PDF file – any other format uploaded is classed as a non-submission

Include a title page on your Individual Portfolio, including:
the name of the assessment (Individual Portfolio), your name, your student id, the team name, module name (Leadership Development), module code (MAN7066), your lecturer, and your submission date. Following this, you are to include –
Section 1 – Language Diagnostic Assessment (individual work) and 500-word plan
Section 2 – Team activities (team work)
Section 3 – Individual reflection (2000 words) on the individual’s leadership development across the Semester (individual work)
References page (used in Sections 1 and 3)

BIRMINGHAM CITY BUSINESS SCHOOL
MSc FT Stage 1 ‘Leadership Development’ – Module code: MAN7066
Individual Portfolio – First Attempt

Online Assignment Due Date:
Monday 15th February 2018 12:00pm (noon / midday)

All grades are subject to amendment following internal/external moderation

Marking Criteria
0 – 39%
Fail 40 – 49%
Fail 50 – 59%
Pass 60 – 69%
Commendation 70 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%
Distinction
Criterion 1
Mark: Identify a range of personal skills and suggest areas for development or improvement, underpinned by contemporary theory, models and / or concepts
The individual student has not identified personal skills for development or improvement. The student has not demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection. The individual student has not sufficiently identified personal skills for development or improvement. The student has not clearly demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection. The individual student has sufficiently identified personal skills for development or improvement. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are relevant and specific, but demonstrate some reflection. The individual student has competently identified personal skills for development or improvement. Clearly demonstrates a good theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate critical reflection. There is excellent identification of personal skills for development or improvement. The attempt demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate substantial critical reflection. The individual student has made an outstanding demonstration of clearly and explicitly identifying personal skills for development or improvement. Clearly demonstrates an outstanding theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.
Criterion 2
Mark: Critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice to demonstrate how these can contribute to organisational effectiveness within a global context
The student team has not evaluated or applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. Unclear identification of how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. The student has not demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection. The student team has not sufficiently evaluated or applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. Limited identification of how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. The student has not clearly demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection. The student team has sufficiently evaluated and applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student team has identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are relevant and specific, but demonstrate some reflection. The student team has competently evaluated and applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student team has clearly identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates a competent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate critical reflection. Overall an excellent attempt has been made by the student team to clearly and critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student team has clearly and explicitly identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate substantial critical reflection. The student team has made an outstanding attempt to explicitly and critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student team has clearly and explicitly identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates an outstanding theoretical understanding of the area that is highly critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.
Criterion 3
Mark: Critically examine and assess the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop effective leaders
The individual student has not examined or assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection. The individual student has not clearly examined or assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection. The individual student has examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are relevant and specific, but demonstrate some reflection. The individual student has clearly examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates a good theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate critical reflection. The individual student has clearly and critically examined, and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate substantial critical reflection. The individual student has clearly, explicitly, critically examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific, but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.
Criterion 4
Mark: From a practical perspective, use technology to aid management decision making
The student team has not identified or used technology to aid management decision making. No detailed evidence included. The student does not demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the area. No demonstration of reflection. The student team has not sufficiently identified or used technology to aid management decision making. Limited or no detailed evidence included. The student does not demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the area. No demonstration of reflection. The student team has sufficiently identified and used technology to aid management decision making. Detailed evidence included. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. The student team has competently identified and used technology to aid management decision making. Detailed evidence included. Demonstrates a competent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. The student team has clearly identified and used technology to aid management decision making. Excellent level of detailed evidence achieved. Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. The student team has made an outstanding attempt to clearly and explicitly identify and use technology to aid management decision making. An outstanding level of detailed evidence included. Demonstrates substantial theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective.

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