Unit 5 Assignment 1, First Draft, Course Project

Planned Change


In this unit, you will learn about the relationship between employee engagement and enterprise sustainability. Then, using your experience of facilitating a team development session, you will write the first draft of your Organization Team Development Analysis project.


To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
Understand the relationship between employee engagement and enterprise sustainability.
Synthesize and reflect upon your first-hand learning experience.
Analyze your learning thus far about managing change.

[u05s1] Unit 5 Study 1

Use the Capella University Library to complete the following:
In Wirtenberg, Russell, and Lipsky’s The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It All Comes Together:
Read Chapter 5, “Employee Engagement for a Sustainable Enterprise,” pages 141–160. (see attachment)

The following required reading is available full-text in the Capella University Library. Search for the article by clicking the linked title and following the instructions in the Library Guide.

Groysberg, B., & Slind, M. (2012). Leadership is a conversation. Harvard Business Review, 90(6), 76–84.
Link: http://capellauniversity.libguides.com/hbr

[u05a1] Unit 5 Assignment 1
First Draft
Website icon First Draft Scoring Guide. (see attachment).


The purpose of this assignment is to provide an analysis of your learning in the course so far as it relates to your experience of conducting your first group session. This will be a somewhat more analytical and reflective treatment than your first two assignments in Units 3 and 4, (see attachment Unit 3 and Unit 4 to utilize parts from attachments) and will include, among other things, an analysis of how your selected exercise, team experience, and session outcomes support your chosen discipline and change management theories. You will also describe your primary lessons gained from the team development experience, and the value and impact of using the disciplines to effect change. You will offer your recommendations for the use of this approach to meet the change management needs of your team and organization. The analysis you provide in this paper will resemble, to some extent, what is expected in your final paper to be submitted in Units 9 and 10. Hence its name, First Draft.


Using the narrative you completed in Unit 4 (see attached Unit 4) as your starting point, analyze the team development experience in the context of change management and the Five Disciplines theory. You will receive feedback from your instructor and peers, and you will have an opportunity to incorporate this feedback into your final draft due at the end of Unit 10.

Your analysis should include the following topics:

Change management and the first three of the Five Disciplines theories.

Summarize change management theory.

Explain which of the three disciplines you chose and explain the theory behind your discipline.

Analyze how the exercise, the team’s experience, and learning support your discipline and change management theories. You may choose from Mental Models, Personal Mastery, or Shared Vision and demonstrate your understanding of it using your experience from the interviews.

Learning as a facilitator from the first session of team development.

Write a section on your learning as a facilitator. What worked, what did not work, and what would you do differently next time?
How would you change your contract, your explanation of change management, the discipline, the exercise, your exercise choice, or your behavior during the team session to enhance the quality of team learning?

Session one summary statement.

Think about your experience from session one using one of these three disciplines to facilitate a team learning experience.
Describe the primary lessons you gained from this experience, the value of using one of the Five Disciplines, and the possibility of this approach to propel change and possibility.
Include recommendations about the use of this approach for change management needs for your team and the team’s larger organization.
Optional: Include two or three questions you have about this assignment.

Submission Requirements:
Document format: APA format preferred. Use APA for references.
References: Include title and reference pages.
Length: The length of your paper will depend on your development of the ideas.
Font and spacing: Papers should be double-spaced and in a standard font, Arial 11.
Writing: Writing should be well organized and clear, with correct spelling and grammar.

Please reference all the attachments which will define the course project, reading instruction, readings, previous course assignments which will help, and how it should meet the requirements of the scoring guide.