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Assessment item 1
Evaluative Report and Project Plan
Value: 20%
Due date: 19-Mar-2018
Return date: 11-Apr-2018
Length: 1400 +/10%
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Task
Training is driven by workplace needs. Noe and Winkler (2012) identify 10 forces that may influence working and learning.
They are:
• Sustainability
• Globalisation
• Increased value placed on intangible assets and human capital
• Focus on link to organisational strategy
• Attracting and retaining talent
• Customer service and quality emphasis
• Changing demographics and diversity of the workforce
• Technology
• High performance models of work systems
• Economic changes
Based on your reading of chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook, which one (1) of the above 10 forces do you consider to be the most significant in your current workplace and why? Additional references are not required for this task. Your analysis should be based on Chapters 1 and 2 only and your own critical thought.
Then using the insight gained from this review select a general area that you wish to focus on for the development of a training and/or development program. This can be broad; for example, developing management leadership skills, improving excel skills in the accounting group, or improve team work skills for process area. This will be refined after the training needs analysis in Assessment 2.
Explain why you chose this area given your research.
Then using the Training Design Process on page 7 of your text book develop a basic, but detailed, project plan on how you would go about developing and evaluating this process. The next two assessments will be using this plan to develop the program. I will provide a template for your basic project plan in the Resources plage of the I2 site.
Rationale
This assessment task will enable you to practice your critical thinking skills and be able to identify and evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations and their strategic training responses. It will enable you to understand the processes used to create a Training and or Development Plan.
Learning outcomes covered: be able to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations and their strategic training responses.
Marking criteria
Criteria
HD D C P FL
Assessment 1: Project Plan Report (20%)
Comprehension and analysis:
Report clearly analyses how 1 of Noe & Winkler’s 10 forces, along with evidence from Chapter 1 and 2 of the text, applies to the student’s own workplace.
Provides clear reasoning in regards to chosen focus area for project plan
6 marks
Draws from the text to integrate and deliver a clear, detailed application of critical thought and succinct analysis.
The analysis is accurate and provides logical and well-presented arguments.
Clear , detailed and logical choice of focus area for the project plan
Draws from the text to deliver clear, detailed application of critical thought or succinct analysis.
The analysis provides mostly logical and mostly well presented arguments.
The choice of focus area for the project plan is discussed in a mostly clear, detailed and logical manner.
Draws from the text to deliver an analysis that shows some evidence of critical thought.
Analysis demonstrates knowledge and provides some argument.
Clear, detailed and logical choice of focus area for the project plan but some gaps in the quality of the arguments.
Refers to the text, but with some errors or inconsistencies.
Discussion shows some evidence of critical thought and analysis, but tends to be descriptive.
Focus area for project plan is stated, but not discussed clearly.
Refers to the text but there are major errors or no attempt has been made to link discussion to the required text.
Arguments used are mainly descriptive and/or weak arguments.
Weak or no links for the choice of focus area.
Project Plan:
Detailed project plan that clearly outlines training/development program.
Successfully applies project plan template
10 marks
Highly comprehensive and clearly presented project plan that provides succinct details on chosen training/development program.
Content has been logically structured within the project plan format required.
A comprehensive and clearly presented project plan that provides detailed information on chosen training/development program.
Content has been logically structured within the project plan format required.
Clear and detailed project plan that mostly follows the format required but has some minor gaps in logic.
Content is mostly structured within the required project plan format.
Clear project plan that lacks some detail and logic.
An attempt has been made to structure plan in required project plan format, but with some errors and inconsistencies.
Weak, poorly developed or no plan.
Does not follow the project plan format required, or there are major errors.
Presentation:
Conforms to academic writing conventions in a report format
4 marks
The content has been logically and succinctly structure to create a cohesive and coherent analysis. Formal academic language and precise and correct discipline and professional terminology has been used to clearly communicate meaning. There is consistent adherence to grammatical conventions.
The content has been logically structured to create a cohesive and coherent analytical piece of work.
Formal academic language and precise and correct discipline and professional terminology has been used to clearly communicate meaning. There is consistent adherence to grammatical conventions.
The content has been logically structured to create a cohesive and coherent piece of work. Formal academic language has been used to clearly communicate meaning. There is mostly consistent adherence to grammatical conventions. Although some minor errors remain.
The content has been partially structured to create a predominately descriptive piece of work that lacks somewhat in coherency.
An attempt to use mostly formal academic language has been used to communicate meaning.
Grammatical conventions have been adhered to in some areas although there are minor errors.
The content has been partially structured to create a predominately descriptive piece of work.
Formal and informal language has been used to communicate meaning and, in many areas, the meaning is unclear.
The work includes multiple grammatical errors.
Total: /20
Presentation
As this is a Masters level subject, it is assumed that you are familiar with the conventions of academic writing. In terms of requirements specific to this subject, you should observe the following:
• Use report format and avoid dot point in your discussions. Visit this link to find information about academic writing: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/learning-support;
• Include a title page that shows the subject code and name, your name and student number, the assignment title/number;
• Provide a table of contents , a brief introduction and conclusion- these are not included in the word count;
• Include a header showing the subject code, assignment number, your name and student number;
• Number each page;
• Use 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing;
• Do not use footnotes, endnotes or appendices.
• In-text citations and a reference list (not bibliography) must be provided when referencing information from the textbook;
Use the APA system of referencing. A guide on how to reference using this system is provided in the Study tab of your student homepage.
Word count does not include Executive Summary , Introduction , Conclusion,Material in Tables, Table of Contents, or References
Please upload your assignment in Word format, not pdf.
Requirements
Please show the total word count, excluding the title page and the references page, on the front cover of your paper.
Use a basic report format, consisting of:
- title page
- table of contents
- introduction (do not need to provide an executive summary)
- body - numbered headings and subheadings
- summary.