LCOMM202-21A (HAM)

Leadership and Facilitation

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

: bayley.baxter-kirby@waikato.ac.nz
: courtney.berridge@waikato.ac.nz

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: nat.enright@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The purpose of the paper is to increase understanding, and develop skills in team leadership and facilitation, so that you can use these understanding and skills to facilitate effective communication within teams. You will learn skills to become a more effective team facilitator, with particular reference to workplace and organisational contexts.
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Paper Structure

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The paper is taught through lectures and workshops. Moodle is the online tool that you are required to access for all the paper details.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes:

    1. Explain and apply team facilitation theories and concepts, and explore their implications for the practice;

    2. Draw upon and apply knowledge of teams to critically evaluate real teams;

    3. Practice, reflect upon, and refine own team leadership skills;

    4. Analyse interpersonal team interactions in workplace, business, and social contexts.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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There will be several assignment components, and no exam. You are expected to attend all workshops as some assignments are carried out in workshops.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Case Study 1 - ‘When two members of the senior team hate each other’
19 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
2
  • In Class: In Workshop
2. Case Study 2 - 'How to help your team find their higher purpose.’
28 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
6
  • In Class: In Workshop
3. Case Study 3 - ‘Silver Lines: Challenges in Team Communication’.
7 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
6
  • In Class: In Workshop
4. Case Study 4 - ‘Managing Dynamic’s New Melbourne Team.’
18 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
6
  • In Class: In Workshop
5. Group presentation (Group Work – 20%) - Your Team 3P Framework
20
  • In Class: In Workshop
6. Case Study 5 - ‘Confronting Conflict’ Workshop on the week of 10th May
16 May 2021
11:30 PM
6
  • In Class: In Workshop
7. Case Study 6 - ‘Is Holocracy for Us?’
23 May 2021
11:30 PM
6
  • In Class: In Workshop
8. Case Study 7 - ‘Elaine’s Challenging Experiences.’
30 May 2021
11:30 PM
6
  • In Class: In Workshop
9. Critique of a Chosen team – (22%)
6 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
22
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Group Debate (20%) - Debate
2 Jun 2021
11:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Workshop
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings
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Recommended Readings

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Any recommended readings will be give prior to lectures
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Other Resources

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Other books on interpersonal communication, leadership, and facilitation are available in the library. The library’s electronic databases also provide access to journals and other sources of material for secondary readings on these topics.

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Online Support

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You can access the paper details (paper outline, lecture slides, assignments, reading lists, etc.) through Moodle which displays all the papers you are currently enrolled in. Moodle is available from your computer desktop when you log on in the Waikato Management School computer labs. You can also access Moodle by going to http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz

If you have any questions about using Moodle, Reading Lists, or other online support tools, please seek assistance from the Course Convenor or directly contact ITS Service Desk (call: 07 838 4008; email: help@waikato.ac.nz).

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Workload

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Learning hours for this course are 150 hours over 15 weeks. Consider learning hours to be the total of class time and your own time. Therefore, you should expect to spend four hours each week in class, and six hours each week outside of class. Outside of class time you are expected to complete the readings, re-view video clips, prepare and complete assignments, and carry out other learning activities as required.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MCOM231

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