About WAL Modules

WAL 1 - Work-Based Practitioner

 

Module: Action Learning and Reflective Practice

Module Objectives

The Action Learning and Reflective Practice (ALRP) module has been written to help in the design and implementation of an action learning program within an organizational setting. It aims to help participants and their managers understand the theory and application of action learning programs in the workplace.

It provides knowledge about the theory and application of ALRP concepts that provide a foundation on which to facilitate action learning projects.

Module Topics

Topic 1: Deciding if Action Learning is Right for your organization
Topic 2: Co-Designing an Action Learning Programme to Achieve Results
Topic 3: Implementing Strategies for Successful Action Learning Programmes
Topic 4: What Action Learning Facilitators Do
Topic 5: Evaluating Action Learning
Topic 6: Understanding Reflective Practice
Topic 7: Theories and Concepts of Reflective Practice

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the principles of action learning and high level analysis and synthesis in order to plan an action learning project intended to have significance for their organization.
  • Identify and critically reflect upon the individual and team issues and professional implications of carrying out action learning.
  • Articulate critically their role within the action learning process.

 

Module: Facilitative Leadership

Module Objectives

The objectives of this module are to:

  • Develop an understanding of leadership and a framework for analyzing leadership.
  • Impart knowledge of leadership development including learning from experience.
  • Impart the knowledge of concepts, practice and process of facilitative leadership.
  • Develop an understanding of self as a facilitative leader.
  • Integrate the practice of facilitative leadership into the planning and delivery of a workplace project.

We will also look at the dynamics of leadership using the interaction model (leader, follower and situation) with particular emphasis on the emergence of facilitative leadership and its impact on individual and group behavior in your organization. Coaching and mentoring and groups and teams will be addressed along with conflict resolution and negotiation and dealing with communication in a generational workforce.

Module Topics

Topic 1: Understanding Leadership
Topic 2: From Facilitation to the Facilitative Leader
Topic 3: The Emergence of Facilitative Leadership
Topic 4: implementing Facilitative Leadership (Part 1)
Topic 5: Implementing Facilitative Leadership (Part 2)
Topic 6: Developing Yourself as a Leader (Part 1)
Topic 7: Developing Yourself as a Leader (Part 2)
Topic 8: Developing the Team
Topic 9: Understanding and Responding to the Situation

Module Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of this module will enable the participant to able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of leadership and leadership relationships and present a coherent argument about how these apply to the participants work situation.
  • Analyze and synthesize a range of information, including theoretical concepts appropriate to leadership interventions.
  • Apply and critically evaluate leadership skills at work.

 

Module: Work-Based Learning

Module Objectives

This module is designed to introduce Work-Based Learning (WBL). It examines the value of WBL in developing a learning organization. It highlights the weaknesses of traditional forms of organizational learning and how WBL can overcome them to create a culture of learning. It examines the theory and processes of WBL and provides knowledge about setting up and managing a WBL project.

Module Topics

Topic 1: Why should an organization consider using WBL?
Topic 2: Moving towards a learning organization
Topic 3: Theory and practice
Topic 4: Action learning, community of practice and action science
Topic 5: Reflective practice – why is it necessary?
Topic 6: Methods of reflective practice
Topic 7: Facilitation in WBL
Topic 8: Designing a Work-Based action project
Topic 9: Managing and evaluating WBL

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the principles and practice of WBL in organizations.
  • Demonstrate high level analysis, synthesis and evaluation in order to consider how WBL might be applied within their own organization.
  • Produce a reflective and well argued written proposal for the implementation of WBL at team and/or department level within their organization.

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