This is an assignment that focuses on the leadership and management training at Solaris. The paper includes the activities that are at the training and also the development activities.
Leadership and Management
You are HR Manager at Solaris IT and Management Solutions (the case study organization). You must produce a report detailing at least ONE training and also development activities for EACH of the three appointments. • In the case study organization, three appointments are being made: o new IT/MBA graduate appointed as team manager for R&D project team (first line role); o current employee promoted to team manager on a software project team (first line role); o marketing manager in UK HQ appointed as operations manager for subsidiary office in Barcelona (middle management role).
• For each training programme/activity you should include the following information in their supporting documentation: o i. Title of Activity: What title have the students given this training course/programme? o ii. Brief description: What is the nature of this activity? For example, is it an induction? A specific training course? An action learning project? If a training course, is it online or face-to-face, accredited or non-accredited, in-house or external? o iii. Primary objective: What skills/knowledge are the students aiming to develop through this activity? For example, is it to improve customer service skills? Is it to improve cross-cultural awareness? Also, is it to develop team leadership skills? Be as specific as possible! o iv.Location/duration:
Where will the activity take place? Will it take place on company premises or at an external training provider/college? How long will the course/programme of study last? Is there a specified time scale (i.e. one day per week for six weeks) or is it ongoing? o v. Content: Additionally, given the overall objective of the activity (as specified above), what specific content is included in the activity? For example, if the activity is an induction, then what is included in the overall induction programme? This could be a mixture of activities and methods held over a number of sessions and at different periods of time – be as specific as possible! o vi. Methods: How should the programme/course be delivered i.e. what is the process?
For example, is it through tutorials/workshops? Will the students use role plays, critical incidents, tests, written work? Group or individual? o vii. Evaluation: How and when will the students get feedback on the success/outcome of the activity and from whom will the students seek feedback? For example, evalution forms at the end of the programme/session/activity? Discussion with those taking part? Views of peers, colleagues, managers? o Viii. Rationale: In the rationale students put forward the students analysis. The students must explain their reasons for the studentsr choices outlined above, backed up with evidence from further reading and research.