DA6060 - Leading for Business Impact

What will I learn on this module?

This module continues to support your personal and professional development and follows on from the stage two module. In this module you will focus specifically on developing your leadership capability. You will be introduced to the key theories, concepts and models that underpin positive leadership impact. You will work on building leadership skills through conducting a self-analysis of your leadership strengths and development needs and through engaging in a 360-degree feedback process. You will learn about your own authenticity and impact on others, emotional and social intelligence, building and motivating teams, inclusivity and cross cultural leadership, and building resilience for change and transitions.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through tutor-facilitated workshops, skills practice, action learning, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the module to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. A peer group action learning set will enable you to discuss how you can apply your learning into your workplace practice. The workplace provides an opportunity for you to put your own knowledge and skills into practice and review your learning with your manager/mentor and your guidance tutor.
Your learning is supported by a Teaching and Learning Plan, offering guidance on reading to prepare for workshops and help with the completion of the assessment. Within this plan, there are also suggested learning activities, which guide you in your independent learning. These activities allow you to reflect and evaluate your knowledge and skills and in this area.
You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a manager throughout the first year of the programme. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all third stage modules into your workplace practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Taught sessions including lectures and seminars will introduce you to theory and concepts, whilst also enabling direct interaction with the teaching team and with your peers and you will receive formative feedback throughout the year both in and out of sessions. Importantly, You will be allocated an individual personal tutor, who will provide you with support and feedback on your academic and professional development. CMDA students will meet with their academic coach and workplace mentor four times during the year at your employer organisation, to support you in completing the requirements for the end point assessment. You will be expected to invest time in directed learning in preparation for taught sessions. Guidance will be provided on this within the sessions, as well as on the Teaching and Learning Plan. The eLearning portal will also be used to encourage individual and group discussions, as well as to provide access to session materials as well as additional materials. The Teaching and Learning plan will provide a number of prompts and guidance to support you academically. Support will also include opportunities to gain feedback from workshop tutors, guidance tutors and peers.
Your module is also supported by an e-learning portal, which houses all the module learning materials, workshop resources, interactive activities, assessment details and various other support facilities which are provided by the University.
In addition, in order to assist you in developing knowledge, you will have access to the University’s library facilities, including extensive electronic resources, eBooks and electronic academic journal articles.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1) Your knowledge of key concepts, models and theories relating to leadership theory and practice and appreciation of the uncertainty and limits of this knowledge

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2) Your ability to apply your knowledge to develop and evidence your effective contribution and impact as a leader in your organisation through a process of self-reflection

3) Your capacity to construct a personal plan to guide your future career development after completing your study programme

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4) Your understanding of how your own cultural and ethical values may impact on your ability to engage and work ethically, constructively and sensitively in a leadership capacity in diverse environments and/or teams

Mapping to CMDA Outcomes
7.1.1 Evaluate a range of leadership styles and models to include inclusive leadership
7.1.2 Know own leadership style and how to adapt to situations
8.3.1 Critically evaluate goal setting theories and models
8.3.2 Set realistic achievable goals for others, monitoring and managing progress towards these
10.2.1 Evaluate models of emotional intelligence and their use in the workplace
10.2.2 Evaluate the concept of social intelligence and its use in
the workplace
10.2.3 Explain the importance of active listening and open questioning and demonstrate their uses in working with others

8.4.1 Demonstrate successful team building skills to significantly empower and motivate others
9.3.2 Build rapport and trust, demonstrating how this takes place with all people including those from different cultures, backgrounds and levels
10.3.1 Analyse own performance, identifying learning and development needs
10.3.2 Devise and implement strategies to address learning and development needs
10.4.1 Explain factors that influence impact on others, both positive and negative, and demonstrate a positive impact on others

Mapping to CMI Learning Outcomes

5012V1 Being a Leader

1. Understand an organisation’s ethical and value-based approach to leadership
2. Understand leadership styles
3. Understand the leadership skills required to ensure team involvement and achievement of objectives

5020V1 Introduction to Management and Leadership

1. Understand the selection processes, performance development and team welfare
2. Understand the purpose of a personal development plan

3. Be able to construct a personal development plan

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Part A : Personal Leadership Analysis (50% of total mark)

This is assessed through the preparation of a reflective report. You will provide a literature review examining the importance of self- awareness in leadership and then a reflective analysis of your leadership strengths and development needs, arising from the 360-degree feedback process. Furthermore, you will provide a personal development plan drawing evidence from a range of practice and workplace examples. (1,500 words)
Addressing MLO 1, 2, & 3)

Part B Personal reflective Leadership Journal (50% of Total Mark)
You will be required to continue developing your personal journal. This must demonstrate the development and application of your leadership knowledge and skills in a work context, for the topics covered on this module. This will include a reflective report on your personal development in stage 2 and an appendix including evidence that you have applied the skills learnt in your workplace. In addition the portfolio will provide evidence of your enhanced skills, knowledge and achievements. (1,500 words)
(Addressing MLO 1, 2, &4)





Module abstract

This module will support your personal effectiveness at work by developing your leadership knowledge and effectiveness in the workplace. You will engage in an analysis of your leadership strengths and weaknesses and a 360 degree feedback process. You will engage in discussions on contemporary leadership approaches and consider how you impact on others in your organisational role. This module also provides a vehicle for you to make sense of your learning from all modules in stage three of the programme and apply this learning to your professional practice in the workplace. Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop leadership capabilities such as understanding your leadership impact, collaborative working, building and motivating teams, working inclusively and cross culturally and leading others. The module will also strengthen your capacity as an independent and work-based learner.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years Part Time

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or January 2025

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