DA6061 - Leadership for Responsible Change

What will I learn on this module?

This module critically explores managing and leading positive and responsible change within work organisations. While the focus is on planned approaches to changes, you will also develop an appreciation of emergent change through exploration of a range of concepts, models, and theoretical frameworks. You will compare and contrast types of change and processes to participatory change and stakeholder inclusion and engagement. You will also consider impacts of change on individuals and issues of resilience and sustainability.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through workshops, tutor guidance, 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. 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 also be given work-based assignments and projects, which will support your learning by providing an experientially based opportunity to apply your learning and evaluate your own practice in this area.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

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:
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Critically explore and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different types of and approaches to change (MLO1)

Demonstrate critical awareness of the role of change in organisational success (MLO2)

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
You will
Develop the capability to analyse and evaluate problems associated with change and managing processes of positive change (MLO3)

Develop skills linked to implementation of innovation and improvement (MLO4)

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA): You will
Demonstrate critical awareness of the impact of sustainable and ethical management practice in managing change in work organisations (MLO5)

Mapping to CMDA Outcomes
1.1.4 Interpret key principles of sustainability within own organisation

1.2 How to manage change in the organisation.
1.2.1 Critically evaluate change management models
1.2.2 Apply relevant model(s) to effectively manage substantial change in a select area of own organisation

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

9.2.1 Explain methods for shaping common purpose

12.1.2 Analyse complex data and draw sensible conclusions

2.6.1 Initiate, lead and drive change within a specific area of own organisation, identifying barriers/ challenges and presenting strategies to overcome these

12.3.1 Demonstrate the use of evidence based tools to solve problems

12.3.2 Demonstrate the consistent use of critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation to support decision making

12.3.3 Use ethical approaches in problem solving and decision making.

How will I be assessed?

Individual Assignment. Your final summative assessment will be an individual written assessment on change management practice in your own/or a case organisation (100%, 3,000 words) (MLO1/ML02/MLO3/ MLO4/MLO5))





Module abstract

This module will support you to develop your understanding of a perennial issue for leaders and managers in organisations: anticipating and responding to change. By developing your understanding of a range of theories and exploring types of change and processes for managing planned and emergent change, you will deepen your appreciation of the role of line managers in leading and supporting individuals and teams through transition. The module supports you to draw on your own experiences allowing you to reflect and evaluate your own effectiveness in this area and to link theory and practice in the contexts in which you work.

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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