Assessment Type: N2Simulation Exercise (individual in-class assessment)
Assessment Outcome: ? Satisfactory ? Not Yet Satisfactory
Student Declaration: By submitting this assessment via Moodle, I declare that this is my own work and had not been copied or plagiarised from any other source. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.
Assessment Conditions: Each assessment criteria is recorded as either Satisfactory (S) or Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS). A student can only achieve a ‘Satisfactory’ Assessment Outcome for the entire assessment when all assessment Criteria listed below are ‘Satisfactory’. A student who is assessed as ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’ is eligible for re-assessment with their trainer.
All assessment answers must be typed, include this assessment cover sheet and uploaded in ‘WORD’ version to moodle.
Element Performance Criteria S NYS
1. Establish personal work goals 1.1 Serve as a positive role model in the workplace through personal work planning ? ?
1.2 Ensure personal work goals, plans and activities reflect the organisation’s plans, and own responsibilities and accountabilities ? ?
1.3 Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and when contingencies occur ? ?
2. Set and meet own work priorities 2.1 Take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives ? ?
2.2 Use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments ? ?
2.3 Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to ? ?
3. Develop and maintain professional competence 3.1 Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans ? ?
3.2 Seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues and use this feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence ? ?
3.3 Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence ? ?
3.4 Participate in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships ? ?
3.5 Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge ? ?
Element Performance Criteria S NYS
Task 1: (10 marks)
The purpose of this assessment is to write yourself a comprehensive Personal Development Plan that references the relevant academic literature and the work you have done in this class.
There are a range of capabilities that you might consider (in addition to knowledge).
1. Leadership capability including a deeper understanding of your personal style and personality preferences
2. Your strengths and weaknesses
3. Managing yourself an relating to others
4. Becoming a more effective communicator with a range of people from different backgrounds and with different styles
5. Becoming more emotionally and socially intelligent, learning effectively, and managing your own career
• We encourage you to draw on all the activities you have undertaken throughout this subject to assist you in developing your Personal Development Plan.
• Your responde should be 1500-2000 words in length. Students are under no obligation to read or asses any words over this limit.
• You must use appropriate referecing – APA 6th Style Guide (Attached)
Personal Development Plan
The purpose of this assignment is to write yourself a comprehensive personal development plan that references the relevant academic literature and the work you have done in this course.
This assignment, that is to be uploaded as a pdf, has a 1500-2000 word limit and is to include six parts as follows:
Part One: Introduction (Approx. 100 words)
An introduction provides the reader with some insight into the topic (of leadership development) and an overview of the assignment. Let the reader know what to expect and which aspects of development are relevant to you.
In a second paragraph provide a plan of your assignment to guide the reader’s expectation of what follows. Often this is written last and will constitute about 5% of the total word count of the assignment.
Part Two: My current reality (Approx. 800 words)
In this section, you will provide a snapshot of your current work role and non-work commitments. Then report on your analysis and reflection upon your current reality that you have drawn from the 10 self-assessment instruments used in this course.
You should also use your personal career experience and can also include any other additional assessment tools you may have completed in recent years at workplace/s or otherwise. Leadership 360 tools are common in workplace annual assessments, for example. Briefly identify the key points from each instrument (do NOT describe the instrument, just your key results), that were either new learning for you or reminders of elements that you may have forgotten or overlooked. You can reference literature that supports the value of the instruments or the way that they may contribute to leadership development. Identify the major themes that emerge from your overall perspective of these results. When possible, insert examples from your experience to provide evidence for your claims. By themes, we mean personal traits or characteristics that seem to be linked or indicated across multiple instruments. Consider the implications of these themes, particularly in terms of your work experience and career aspirations that may heighten your wish for development in a particular area to achieve your future reality. The detail will be explored in the next section.
Part Three: Working towards my future reality (Approx. 600 words)
In this section, find a picture that sums up where you are in your life at the moment and another which shows where you want to be in the future. Include these in your assignment at the front of this section. Begin with a brief description and meaning associated with the picture you selected to illustrate your future reality and how it differs from the present. How does the future picture portray your vision for your future and your leadership? Identify the key areas that you need to develop in order to achieve your vision. Examples may include emotional intelligence, change management, self-esteem and confidence, negotiation and conflict management, strategic thinking etc. Demonstrate your understanding of the key themes from relevant and contemporary academic literature that supports your focus on the selected areas.
Part Four: My action plan (Approx. 400 Words)
In this section you will draw up a table with 4 columns.
In column A: List the key actions that you will focus on. The specific actions will link directly to issues discussed in depth in Part Three – Working towards my future reality. Remember that SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action oriented, Realistic, Timed) goals are most effective.
In column B: For each key action, identify the “balloons” or enabling factors in your life that will support you to achieve your goal. For example, these may be resources or people.
In column C: For each key action, identify the “anchors” or potential barriers that that could compromise your ability to develop as desired.
In column D: For each potential barrier, identify ways that you anticipate to counter it. It is important to be specific.
Part Five: Conclusion (Approx. 100 Words)
In this section you will conclude your assignment with a summary of the purpose of the plan and the key points from all previous sections.
Part Six: Referencing (not included in the assignment word count)
You must use the appropriate referencing . A link to the APA 6th Style Guide was included in the Peer Assessment Instructions section.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues, concepts, theories and leadership methodologies.
• Discuss the implications for practice.
• Incorporate critical reflection of relevant literature.
• Refer to the marking criteria for further detail.