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Application of Visionary Leadership Course by Labournet

May 15, 2018
Application of Visionary Leadership Course by Labournet

SAQA details: Unit standard 120311 Level 5 Credits 10 - Apply visionary leadership to develop strategy

Target Audience:
This course will add value to all managers with in commercial, Public Sector, Local Government or community environment who are working with integrated development planning, sector management and administration specialists.

Overview:
This interactive visionary leadership course is intended for delegates who will fulfil a leadership role as part of their job. The aim of the course is to ensure delegates develop their visionary thinking in a leadership context to develop strategy and to work out scenario plans for strategic and business planning.

This course will enable learners to:
  • Explain the purpose of visionary thinking in a leadership context
  • Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy
  • Compile scenario plans
  • Apply selected scenarios into strategic and business planning processes
  • Evaluate scenario planning

Learning assumed to be in place:

  • Communication at NQF Level 4

SETA Assessment of Competency (Optional):
Optional competency assessment is available at R1 600.00 excl. VAT per delegate on this course.

This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.

  • Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
  • Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment

Topics:
1. The purpose of visionary thinking in a leadership context

  • Understanding Visionary thinking in leadership context
  • Visionary leadership theory
  • Elements of visionary leadership
  • Terms/definitions
  • Primary elements
  • Elements to consider
  • Characteristics and typical traits of visionaries
  • Characteristics of visionary leadership
  • Qualities shared by visionary organisational leaders
  • Trait theory
  • Behavioural theory
  • The 3 Styles of Leadership
  • Theory X and Theory Y in leadership
  • Contingency theory
  • Transactional theory
  • Transformational theory
  • Difference between a “prophet” and a “leader”
  • Visionary techniques
  • Importance of visionary thinking in leading others
  • The Dynamics of Leadership
  • Effective leadership within organisations
  • Types of power in leadership and using it effectively
  • Leadership development

2. Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy

  • Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy
  • Context and trend analysis
  • Computer systems
  • Strategic Analysis: External and Internal Environment
  • Scenario planning
  • Conducting research for scenario planning

3. Compile a scenario plan

  • The scenario planning process
  • History of scenario planning
  • Scenario planning within strategic management
  • Symptoms indicating the need for scenario planning
  • Steps in scenario planning
  • Example of an Uncertainties Matrix
  • Writing the scenario plan

4. Strategic and business planning processes

  • Strategic and business planning processes
  • Decisions and Decision making
  • Making high quality decisions
  • Decision Matrix
  • Multi-voting
  • Nominal Group Method
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Practical every day steps in starting the creative thinking process
  • Brainstorming
  • Rhythm of decision making and implementation
  • Measure, evaluate and monitor decisions
  • Strategic planning within strategy formulation
  • Recommended further reading
  • Strategy formulation
  • Decision-making
  • Fundamentals of decision-making
  • Recommended further reading

5. Evaluation of scenario planning

  • Theoretical underpinning of scenarios
  • Defining, implementing and evaluating scenarios
  • How can scenarios be evaluated?
  • Business leadership in implementing scenarios
  • Planning and decision-making aids
  • Steps in an effective decision-making process
  • Rational decision making
  • General organisational situations
  • Non-rational decision making
  • Group decision making
  • Other Decision Making Methods
  • Questions and Answers
  • Planning and decision-making aids
  • Methods of Forecasting
  • Other Planning Techniques
  • Planning Aids

Use the registration form attached HEREto apply.