Foster leadership and innovation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPGEN069, 'Foster leadership and innovation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Foster leadership and innovation' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Provide a model of innovative practice

1.1 Promote and reinforce the value placed on leadership and innovation by the organisation.

1.2 Identify and share within workgroups effective leadership styles and the benefits of innovative work practices.

1.3 Identify leaders who demonstrate a range of leadership styles and provide workgroup members with opportunities to learn from them.

1.4 Model and encourage innovative work practices in the workgroup.

1.5 Identify and address barriers to innovation with the workgroup.

2. Organise workgroups to develop innovation and leadership

2.1 Analyse performance requirements for the workgroup.

2.2 Gather information about workgroup members.

2.3 Identify strengths and weaknesses of individual workgroup members in a manner that takes account of cultural and individual differences.

2.4 Assign workgroup roles to match individual capacities and leadership styles.

2.5 Assign workgroup members in a manner that fosters sharing of ideas.

3. Organise work assignments to facilitate innovation

3.1 Structure and allocate work to support innovation.

3.2 Communicate work assignments to workgroup members in ways that encourage and reinforce groupbased innovation.

3.3 Allocate tasks and activities to ensure the best use of workgroup skills.

3.4 Include timeframes and resources that allow for innovation in work assignments.

4. Support workgroup to develop leadership and innovation

4.1 Encourage workgroup members to work collaboratively on work assignments.

4.2 Encourage workgroup members to share work information, knowledge and experiences in their day to day work.

4.3 Encourage workgroup members to seek external stimuli and knowledge and to set up and maintain networks that support the development of leadership and innovation.

4.4 Provide guidance to workgroup members on the use of innovation skills in ways suited to their current knowledge and experience.

4.5 Encourage workgroup members to take a leadership role at different times throughout work assignments in accordance with their strengths or development needs.

4.6 Coach workgroup members to ensure they have the skills to underpin the development of leadership and innovation skills.

5. Monitor innovation and leadership development

5.1 Encourage workgroup members to reflect on activities and opportunities for innovation.

5.2 Evaluate workgroup activities based on feedback from workgroup members, management, clients and other interested people.

5.3 Encourage and implement suggestions for work improvements made by workgroup.

5.4 Record and present reviews of the application of innovation and leadership skills as required.

5.5 Review the development process and discuss and analyse outcomes constructively.

6. Provide feedback on innovation and leadership development

6.1 Discuss and use feedback from review processes to inform future innovation and leadership planning.

6.2 Acknowledge different leadership styles and their value in providing inspiration or closure at various points in the innovative process.

6.3 Celebrate successful innovations.

6.4 Discuss and resolve problems in the use of innovation skills in a constructive way.