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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply visionary leadership to develop strategy 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120311  Apply visionary leadership to develop strategy 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who are working within a Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment, and will fulfill a leadership role as part of their job. This Unit Standard will also add value to public officials who are working with integrated development planning or public sector management and administration specialists.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the purpose of visionary thinking in a leadership context
  • Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy
  • Compiling scenario plans
  • Apply selected scenarios into strategic and business planning processes
  • Evaluate scenario planning 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners will are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the purpose of visionary thinking in a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of being a visionary in a leadership context is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics and typical traits of famous visionaries are discussed and their role in innovation and scenario planning is outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between a 'prophet' and a 'leader' from a visionary perspective is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Visionary techniques are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visionary techniques include but are not limited to seeing the future and planning for this, converting dreams into reality, converting vision into a workable strategy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of visionary thinking in leading others is discussed with examples relating to own leadership context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse current context and trends to develop strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trends and developments in various categories are analysed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Categories include but are not limited to economic, legal, social, international, scientific, technology, community, leadership, human resource, resource evaluation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The interrelationship between change and context in various categories is explained and applied with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Research on priority areas is conducted, analysed and documented for input into scenario planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compile scenario plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assumptions are categorised from an objective and subjective viewpoint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis is conducted to generate alternative scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scenarios are selected and shortlisted for implementation and inclusion in strategic and business planning processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply selected scenarios into strategic and business planning processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The decision-making process is explained in relation to choices made and creative thinking skills. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Brainstorming, creative thinking techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decisions are made and an implementation plan is defined to roll out selected scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation measurement and evaluation tools are defined according to objectives set in relation to selected scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assumptions are continually monitored and scenarios updated when necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate scenario planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategic management and visionary techniques are applied to scenario evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Creative thinking skills are applied in defining, implementing and evaluating scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Planning techniques are described and applied in terms of the scenario evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Business leadership in response to scenarios are described in terms of implementation issues. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Visionary skills
  • Scenario planning
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Business management and planning techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to formulate scenarios and alternative scenarios. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to determine interrelationship between various scenarios. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all information is gathered for input into scenario plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to determine scenarios from a subjective and objective perspective. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to integrate scenarios into strategic, leadership and business planning processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to document research and plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to scenario planning and visioning do not exist in isolation and that varying factors will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that scenarios are carefully considered in the interests of the public at large. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Additional

    Articulation Possibilities:

    This Unit Sstandard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Business Administration, Generic Management, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration, Human Resources Management, Communications. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59589   National Diploma: Music  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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