24 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is the development of self-directed learning, and continuous and professional development. It also explores the leadership role at work.
The module aims to:
Enable learners to identify and develop individual skills that contribute to effective self development
Identify key qualities for effective leadership
• Self awareness and self development techniques and frameworks
• Learning and development methods including personal competence models
• Personal and continuous professional development (CPD)
• Leadership approaches such as “Action Centred Leadership” and “Situational Leadership”
• Leadership styles, the manager’s role
This module is part of the DIPLOMA OF CPD course and is also available as part of the University’s Continuing Professional Development provision.
Delivery of the module will be via a blended learning approach that uses classroom teaching, some online resources and workshop/tutorials.
Students are expected to work with class materials and also access resources that provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the module. This will be supported by tutor led lectures, workshops and discussions.
Learning outcomes will be assessed through two pieces of course work which will explore the areas of personal development and leadership in an organisation familiar to the student.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify the personal and professional skills needed to manage effectively||
Analyse individual attributes and
evaluate individual effectiveness
Identify key personal development goals and development activities
|2.||Produce a personal development plan||Identify key personal development goals and development activities|
|3.||Examine relevant approaches to leadership||Evaluate appropriate leadership approaches|
|4.||Identify learning styles||Evaluate learning styles at work|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Personal Development Plan||Reflective report on leadership styles at work|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Adair, J. (2003) The Inspirational Leader. Kogan Page, London
Harris, P. (1999) The Emergent Manager. Sage, London.
Marchington,M. and Wilkinson,A., ( 2005) People Management and Development, ( 3rd edn), CIPD, London.
Martin,M. and Jackson,T., ( 2005) Personnel Practice, 2nd edn, CIPD, London
Murdock, A. and Scutt, C. (1997) Personal Effectiveness. , 2nd edn, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.
Parker, C. and Stone B. (2002) Developing Management Skills for Leadership, Pearson Education, Harlow,
Weightman, J.( 2004) Managing People, 2nd edn, CIPD, London
Whetton, D., Cameron, K. and Woods, M. (2000), Developing Management Skills for Europe. Financial Times Prentice Hall, Harlow
Journals and online resources
http://data.bolton.ac.uk/learning/ and follow the links to the online databases
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