Team Leadership (6N1948)

QQI Minor Award Level 6 - Further Education & Training


Organisations are fundamentally about people working together to achieve set goals and objectives. Team Leaders and Supervisors therefore need to create effective teams which are all working interdependently with cohesion and team spirit in order to reach the organisation’s common objectives.

 

The Team Leader or Supervisor’s role is to focus on day to day performance of the team and its members. The Team Leader has responsibility for allocating tasks between team members, for ensuring that individuals are supported in the performance of their job role and that output conforms to the requirements of the organisation.

 

Course Aim

The aim of the programme is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to work as an effective leader and member of a team, independently and/or in a supervisory capacity.

The programme looks at the principle theories and styles of leadership plus the role and key functions of a team leader including motivation, communication, planning, goal setting and delegation.

 

Course Duration

  • 6 Days

          IMPORTANT NOTE:  


         ADDITIONAL TIME IS REQUIRED FOR STUDY & PREPARATION OUTSIDE OF

         THE CLASSROOM SESSIONS


 

Entry Requirements

Participants will normally be either practising or aspiring supervisors/team leaders. There are no formal educational requirements but learners should have a background that will enable them to benefit from the Programme.


Learning outcomes

    At the end of the programme, participants will:

     

    • Understand the stages of team development
    • Identify different types of team and their different function.
    • Identify the characteristics of an effective team
    • Identify the characteristics of an effective team leader
    • Distinguish between leadership and management
    • Understand the principle theories of leadership
    • Critically evaluate a range of leadership styles
    • Be able to distinguish between organisational strategy, objectives and goals
    • Understand and be able to establish SMART objectives
    • Plan and communicate organisational goals in a team environment.
    • Evaluate a range of motivational theories and how they impact on a team
    • Develop effective communication and meeting skills
    • Understand how to delegate tasks and responsibilities to the team members
    • Know how to lead and monitor a team project/task
    • Know how to take corrective action for the successful completion of a team project/task
    • Know how to evaluate the final outcomes against organisational objectives

 

Content

        

    ·       The role of the team leader.

    ·       Communications for team leaders

    ·       Strategies towards more effective team meetings

    ·       The stages of team development

    ·       The role of individual team members

    ·       Definitions of leadership

    ·       Review of leadership theories and styles

    ·       Organisational challenges - an overview

    ·       Definition of an effective team

    ·       Factors that influence teamwork

    ·       Building effective teamwork

    ·       Supporting teams through the stages of team development

    ·       Motivating the team – practical strategies

    ·       Effective leadership – key requirements

    ·       Team leading techniques

    ·       Teamwork Planning

    ·       Organisational strategy

    ·       Evaluation and feedback on performance

    ·       Time management

    ·       Leadership versus management

    .       Team leadership and key employment legislation

    .       The Team Leader’s role in exercising authority and maintaining discipline

    ·       Developing and planning a project/task with team members

    ·       Leading the team in completing a project/task

    ·       Monitoring the progress of the project/task and the team members

    ·       Evaluating the final outcomes of a project/task

    .       Giving constructive feedback to team members

     


 

Assessment


All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations:

 
    Skills Demonstration:  50%
    Portfolio of Work:       50%
 
 

Award

 

A QQI Certificate of Achievement will be issued following validation of results by QQI and the appropriate credit under the National Framework of Qualifications will be awarded to the candidate. 

National Framework of Qualifications: 6N1948, Level 6 component award (15 credits)


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