1: GROUP REPORT (50% OF OVERALL COURSE MARK)
In small groups, prepare either a traditional board report or an infographic report on an issue relating to governance. The report should be structured as a report to either a Board/ Governance Group/ Key stakeholder(s).
We will discuss the topic and sort the groups in the first two weeks of class. You will need to show evidence of working as a team and each group member participating in the presentation and the report.
GROUP BOARD REPORT (50 %) submit by 17 July 2020
REQUIRED: The Group report can be a traditional type of board report or an infographic report. Examples of both types can be seen under the Assessment tag.
The traditional report should follow the format of a Board report that you can look up in the literature or on line. This should be between 5,000-7,000 words.
The infographic report pack should be 35 - 40 slides (excluding title and references).
If you have another idea, feel free to discuss. You will have time each week in class to discuss progress and any issues, as well as in the online discussion forums.
2: INDIVIDUAL REFLECTIVE REPORT (50%) submit by 24 July 2020
REQUIRED: A personal reflection as to theories and concepts examined throughout this course. This report will also reference appropriate sources for the theory as well as other readings you consider relevant.
You will need to support your work with research from appropriate sources. You should provide at least 10 references from academic journals as well as your course materials.
This is not a simple report describing what was done in any given workshop session. In a broader sense is the requirement to explain how the theory relates to real world experiences and indicate how your knowledge and skills have broadened.
Writing such as report will require you to strike a balance between your personal perspective, the requirements of good academic practice and rigorous thinking.
In writing this report you should:
- Demonstrate that you are well-informed, have read relevant literature ( course materials and otherwise) and reflected on the relevance to your own understanding and development
- Show that you recognise the complexity of many situations
- Write about the link between your experiences/practice and your reading.
- Write in an appropriate style (see note below).
As this is a report as to your reflections the restriction on using “I” or “my” is relaxed but you are still expected to write clearly and use formal language.
It is important to analyse rather than just describe the things you are reflecting on and to emphasise how you will apply what you have learned.
Please note the word limit – 3000 – 5000 words
It is strongly recommended that you write a weekly Reflective Journal beginning in Week 1 of the course. This weekly written reflection will serve as a source of reference and evidence for eventual use in your report. Further information as to the writing of such journals will be given in Workshop 1 and following classes.