20 credits at level HE4
This module will introduce you to a range of topics and theoretical aspects relating to the management and leadership of individuals and teams which are critical for the success of any organisation or work unit. The module has three main elements – leadership and management, developing your team, and working with individuals and teams. You will be able to focus on particular areas relevant to your personal and professional needs so you can improve your performance in the management and leadership of individuals and teams. If you do not currently manage individuals and teams in your work role, please explore what possibilities there are in your workplace for you to be able to do this as part of your personal and professional development so you can undertake the assessment requirements of the module. If there are no opportunities in your workplace your tutors (with advanced notice) will be able to organise appropriate opportunities for you. Please let your tutor know well in advance if you need such opportunities to be made available.
• Leadership and management: Skills and qualities of effective leaders and managers; delegation; supervising and managing others; setting direction; goal-setting, action-planning; managing performance and appraisal.
• Developing your team: Developing and assessing individuals and teams through mentoring, coaching, training; facilitating, and delegating; differences between mentoring, coaching, training; facilitating, and delegating and when to use these appropriately; individual needs of team members.
• Working with individuals and teams: Inter and intra personal skills, communication (e.g., transactional analysis), active listening; assertiveness, diversity and inclusiveness; health and safety; anger management; dealing with conflict, theories of motivation (e.g., Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Bandura’s self-efficacy theory), influencing others; the nature of teams; benefits and problems of teamworking; theories of group formation; Belbin’s team roles, teambuilding; virtual teams, leading teams.
• Study / academic skills and reflective practice: Assessment requirements of the module; structure and presentation of work for assessment; use of English (e.g., grammar, punctuation, spelling, style); on-line literature search; Harvard referencing; incorporating theoretical knowledge appropriate to level 4 into your work, ethics and confidentiality; learning journal; identifying and preparing reflective accounts; learning from reflection, critical self-assessment of your own skills, qualities and abilities in management and leadership of people and teams.
• Ethical practice: maintaining confidentiality and anonymity; sensitivity; integrity; seeking permission for project work from appropriate personnel in the workplace; working within relevant legislation (e.g., the Data Protection Act) and your organisation’s policies, procedures and practices; researching people: introduction to research ethics and the University approval processes.
• Transferable skills: Communication; problem solving; ICT; self-management; working with others.
Some of the content relating to study / academic skills, reflective practice, ethical practice, and transferable skills are developed early in the Foundation Degree programme and referred to / refreshed in this and other subsequent modules as necessary. In the case of CPD stand-alone provision, they are explicitly developed in the teaching of this module.
A blended learning approach will be used to deliver the module. Face-to-face sessions will be provided in which you will undertake activities, discussions, and case studies. You will also have access to online activities and discussions.
For your assessment, you will develop a portfolio of work. The portfolio evidence must meet the learning outcomes for the module. You will agree how you will meet the learning outcomes with your tutor and how you will present the portfolio evidence. Your portfolio could include:
• your contribution to an online discussion;
• examples of applying theory to own work and evaluating the theory – e.g., illustrative scenarios with commentaries;
• 360 degree investigation;
• an action plan;
• discussion of feedback from others to justify the content of your action plan;
• initial stage of action research – case study of your own working plus comments from work colleagues;
• a written component.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand and apply theoretical concepts and models of leadership and management.||
1.1 Discuss theoretical concepts and models of leadership and management of individuals and groups.
1.2 Apply and evaluate theoretical concepts and models of leadership and management.
|2.||Have appraised your performance in leading and managing individuals and groups||
2.1 Critically appraise your performance in leading and managing individuals and groups.
2.2 Use a variety of information including feedback from relevant others and appropriate academic literature when undertaking your appraisal
|3.||Have suggested how you can improve your performance in leading and managing individuals and groups.||3.1 Taking account of feedback from relevant others, devise an action plan for your further development in the leadership and management of individuals and groups and justify your plan.|
|4.||3.1 Taking account of feedback from relevant others, devise an action plan for your further development in the leadership and management of individuals and groups and justify your plan.||4.1 Implement specific actions from your action plan in 3.1 above (agreed with an appropriate person in your workplace and tutor) and comment (in an ethical and professional manner) on the effects your efforts to improve specific aspects of your performance in leading and managing individuals and groups have had on yourself, others, and task performance.|
|5.||4.1 Implement specific actions from your action plan in 3.1 above (agreed with an appropriate person in your workplace and tutor) and comment (in an ethical and professional manner) on the effects your efforts to improve specific aspects of your performance in leading and managing individuals and groups have had on yourself, others, and task performance.||
5.1 Demonstrate the following in your assessed work:
(i) appropriate structure and good presentation;
(ii) correct use of English (e.g., grammar, punctuation, spelling, style);
(iii) correct use of Harvard referencing;
(iv) theoretical knowledge appropriate to level 4.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of Work|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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