HR9613 - Coaching for Organisational Development

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What will I learn on this module?

This Level 6 “Coaching for Organisational Development” module aims to critically examine the importance of Organisational Development (OD) for organisational performance and the role of coaching as an OD intervention. In addition, the practical elements of the module and its assessment, aim to equip you with key transferable, employability skills including persuasion and influence, initiative, creativity and innovation.

The module is supported by sessions covering the following topics:
• Perspectives on OD and conceptual framework: OD as a strategic process
• Designing tools for OD interventions for enhancing organisational sustainability
• Evaluating the strategic impact of learning and OD interventions
• The ethics of OD
• Evaluating barriers to effective OD
• Overview of popular approaches / models (e.g. GROW) and examination of the philosophical and theoretical underpinning
• Evaluation of coaching in the workplace
• Exploration and application of selected coaching perspectives
• Coaching skills and competencies: including, appreciative inquiry - perspective taking, questioning and active listening, NLP

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Analyse and critically evaluate the theories and models applicable to organisational development and to coaching;
2. Recognise the drivers and barriers to OD;
3. Develop knowledge, understanding and practice in coaching as a management competence, capability and behaviour,
4. Demonstrate the application of these competences, capabilities and behaviours in a practice context

How will I learn on this module?

The module is largely research-led and tutored, but also involves research-based, inquiry-based curriculum. Lectures-seminars and guided tasks/reading will be based upon a core text supported by academic and practitioner research papers that illustrate and contextualise the application of the module content for HRM professionals.

The lecture-seminars will examine the history of OD and will introduce you to the differing, key theoretical and conceptual perspectives on OD and to its practice within case-study organisations at the level of the organisation, the team and the individual. Using relevant contemporary case-studies, examination will be made of the OD cycle, and the implications for HRM/D activities (e.g. recruitment and selection, induction, learning, training and development, employee engagement).
Focus will then be placed upon coaching within the workplace, specifically the differing approaches to, and perspectives on, coaching and its uses within the contemporary workplace; also the competencies, capabilities and behaviours necessary to be an effective coach.
Your knowledge of these topic areas will be encouraged through:
• Short lecture inputs to scope the areas of study and introduce key debates
• The identification of selected readings as a springboard for discovering research resources for yourself
• Extended student-led research activities

The module will focus upon the application of theory to practice, enabling you to develop your learning through the practical application of theory to practice (personal experience and case-studies) and through problem-solving activities. You will also undertake, and be required to reflect upon, practical coaching activities devised to develop you own coaching capabilities. You will have opportunities to reflect upon this coaching experience, to identify your strengths and areas for development. Team skills will be developed through group exercises and reflection on group activities.

Your directed study will support the work you have undertaken in the contact sessions. You will be expected to keep up-to-date with you lecture-seminar exercises.
The module has a supporting reading list that provides you with the key references to enable you to undertake a more detailed and in-depth examination and review of the literature.

Assessment-for-learning
Formative Assessment: will take place through applied group-based learning activities in lecture-seminar sessions. You will be encouraged to contribute examples from their personal experience and comment upon those of others in small group activities and discussions, also to discuss your ideas through peer review, reflect upon feedback given both by peers and your tutor/s. Quick quizzes in class and online will also provide students with feedback on their progress through the module.
Summative Assessment: submission of a report (3,000 words) which comprises two key components: (i) critical examination of the role of OD within an organisation; (ii) reflection upon a coaching-practice activity, to include ethical considerations of coaching practice. Your assignment will be graded by a member of the teaching team using a module-specific marking instrument which will be available to you at the start of the module.

CIPD alignment
This module is designed to meet the learning outcomes of the CIPD Intermediate Modules: Developing coaching and mentoring within organisations (5DCM) and Organisational development (5ODV)

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will be provided by the member of academic staff leading the module and providing the taught elements of the module. In addition you will be provided with support from your peers in the lecture-seminars.

The module is supported by an e-learning portal, which acts as a repository for: lecture materials, seminar-workshops exercises and materials, assessment details. In addition the eLP houses the online reading list (including direct links to textbooks, journal papers, academic and conference reports) and various support facilities such as the recordings of certain lectures.

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?

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Understand and demonstrate the role of OD and coaching in organisations, critically evaluating the affordances and constraints to their effectiveness. (MLO1)

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2 Develop knowledge and understanding upon practice in coaching as a management competence, capability and behaviour. (MLO2)

3 Develop reflection upon practice in coaching as a management competence, capability and behaviour. (MLO3)

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4 Develop a critical awareness of the ethical implications prevalent within a learning, development and coaching relationship. (MLO4)

How will I be assessed?

The module assessment comprises one summative component:
Submission of a report (4,000 words) which comprises two key components: (i) critical examination of the role of OD within an organisation; (ii) critical reflection upon a coaching-practice activity, to include a reflexive ethical examination of coaching practice

All four MLOs will be addressed by the summative aasssessment.

Full and detailed guidance will be given on the assignment during class sessions. The eLP will be used to permanently host this detailed guidance, also a copy of the marking criteria, to ensure that students can access it throughout the module occurrence.

Your assignment will be graded by a member of the teaching team using a module-specific marking instrument which will be available to you at the start of the module

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

There is a high level of usage and belief in the power of coaching for organisational development. Yet while 9 out of 10 organisations use coaching (CIPD, 2015), a number of significant questions remain as to whether coaching actually “works”. Therefore, this module provides you with the opportunity to critically evaluate the role and value of coaching within contemporary organisations. In addition, the practical elements of the module and its assessment will enable you to develop your own coaching competencies and practice through coaching intervention/s. This practical activity aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills including persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, analysis.
You will be assessed through one summative assignment that requires you to both critically examine the role of OD within an organisation and to reflect upon your coaching-practice activity.

Course info

UCAS Code N202

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Newcastle Business School

Location Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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