Design a poster which communicates the range of potential benefits derived from introducing an environmental management plan to a senior management team within an organisation that you are familiar with and have access to. The plan should clearly draw on aspects of relevant national or international standards especially ISO26000 Guidelines 1. Linking the topic for your poster with a specific sector or organisation that you are familiar with should enable you to incorporate a solution to a problem. 2. Reflecting on where the poster could be displayed within an organisation adds value and represents additional aspects for consideration. Think about the following: o Does the poster attract attention? o Why would people stop and read your poster? o Is the design clear and attractive? Less is more in design. It is easy to produce a busy poster that is difficult to read and this must be avoided. Use Harvard Referencing Assignment Detailed Brief MBA (On-line) – Emphasising the Environment – Assignment 2 Introduction ISO26000 supports the implementation of the ambitious United Nations 15-year plan which incorporates clear sustainable development goals. Selection of one or two goals which are clearly identified and relevant is recommended to achieve a degree of depth that would be expected at post-graduate level. Assignment Brief Design a poster which communicates the range of potential benefits derived from introducing an environmental management plan, to a senior management team, within an organization that you are familiar with and have access to. The plan should clearly draw on aspects of relevant national or international standards Guidance notes: This assignment presents you with an opportunity to be creative and novel, in addition to incorporating a representation of the theory you have been studying during the middle weeks of this module. One approach which you may consider is to research the aims and content of ISO26000 and focus on illustrating an aspect that is of particular interest to you. Linking this with a specific sector or organization that you are familiar with should enable you to incorporate a solution to a problem. Reflecting on where the poster could be displayed within an organization, at add value and relevance are additional aspects to consider – and answer the question: does this attract attention, would people stop and read your poster? Why? In terms of visual content it is easy to produce a busy poster that is difficult to read – consider the phrase: less is more in your design. Masters level Marking Criteria No work has been submitted in the time allowed, or the work submitted demonstrates little or no understanding of the task or the subject matter. This may be evident where the work is substantially incoherent, irrelevant or lacking in factual content, or where these shortcomings are present in combination such that the work as a whole is unsound. Major errors of fact, or evidence of substantially poor cognitive or other relevant skills will also lead to a fail.
Fail: Marks below 30% The work shows some knowledge and required skills are present to a degree. There may be
appreciable error or omission of facts, poor structure, misdirection to the task, or poor conceptualisation or illustration of the work. Evidence of analysis and evaluation is weak. There will be indications in the work that the candidate is capable of improving it by further application to the task. The work contains sufficient descriptive information. There is some analysis and explanation with appropriate illustration and example, and some attempt to evaluate. The work will generally be coherent and relevant, it will contain some useful proposals or solutions related to familiar solutions and there will be some attempt at originality. It will be communicated clearly. The work contains all the necessary contextual information. There will be adequate analysis, explanation and conceptualisation, with appropriate illustration and example, and sound attempts to evaluate and judge. The work will be substantially coherent and will contain relevant and feasible proposals or solutions related to familiar situations, some responses to uncertainty or ambiguity and some acknowledgements of the implications of change.
The work will contain complete explanations using most available information. There will be substantial analysis; the ability to recognise evidence, use ideas, conceptualise, evaluate and judge in familiar situations will be clearly demonstrated. Proposals or solutions will be contextually relevant and useful, with substantial evidence of the skill necessary to operationalize them in a variety of situations, including those in which uncertainty, ambiguity or
change are present. The work will provide evidence of originality and of useful knowledge transfer to novel situations. It will be coherent and convincing. The work will clearly demonstrate the ability to analyse accurately, reliably and fully, all relevant information; to use evidence; to conceptualise, evaluate and judge; to propose and
operationalise effective solutions, and to show substantial originality and creativity in a variety of familiar situations or in the face of ambiguity, uncertainty or change. It will demonstrate valuable knowledge transfer and propose feasible solutions for a wide range of situations. Evidence of the ability to innovate will be present.