HR9737 - Leadership and Management Development

What will I learn on this module?

This module engages you in personal and professional development in order that you develop and hone your teamworking, management and leadership skills, capabilities and attributes, and in so doing, enhance your employability. On this module, you will not only prepare for your first job after you graduate but also kickstart your commitment to life-long personal and professional learningThe module you will be supported in a self-analysis by a range of activities, including the completion of self-administered diagnostic tool-kits to demonstrate an increased self-awareness and self-understanding. This will also involve applying theoretical frameworks and researching a range of literature for a more in-depth understanding of self and the nature of social interactions. A key outcome of this process is how you will be able to exploit this development in order to lead, and manage, more effectively in your future careers.

The module contains activities enables you to build on your self-analysis and explore further your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development in the context of your career development plans. You will receive guidance on how to craft professional profilesand supporting documentation to meet the needs of employer. Your understanding of self helps you to understand the key issues and specific challenges in relation toemployability prospects in your target profession/industry/sector. This will also include the development of knowledge into the global graduate market, (including routes such as self-employment and developing your career with an existing employer) drawing upon local, national and international examples.

How will I learn on this module?

An interactive approach to taught sessions – both lectures and seminars - will draw upon the directed learning undertaken and your own experiences. In the seminars specifically the emphasis will be on high levels of participation, both individually and within small teams. You can therefore expect the reflective-practitioner approach to learning to be embedded in all seminar sessions through undertaking activities which facilitate you to apply theory to ‘real-life’ situations, critically analysing and making recommendations for appropriate ways forward for an organisation / individual.

Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities and use of the discussion board on the e-learning platform.

Independent learning will centre upon you identifying and pursuing areas of interest in relation to the subject area or by providing deeper / broader knowledge and understanding of the subject through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading, reflection, research etc.

Adevelopment event will be a complementary support activity, providing you with opportunities to interact, through group-based activities, with peers on the programme. You will be supported in the analysis of individual and group processes and behaviours as a means of developing an understanding of self and others.

You will be encouraged to provide each other with feedback in order to identify personal competence strengths and areas for development. Attendance and participation at this event directly links to the assignment and the achievement of the programme goals.

Tutor-directed study will engage you in further research work to support and enhance learning from the sessions. The e-learning platform will be used to encourage your contribution in critical debate on key issues around self, management and leadership development. It will also provide you with all lecture and seminar materials.

Formative feedback will be provided to you as part of the residential learning event and in the sessions in which the assessment and directed study are discussed.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will have sessions or workshops every week for the whole semester made up of lectures and seminars . The teaching is supported by a teaching and learning plan which sets out independent learning, directed study, session recordings, reading and activities prior to, and for, each of those sessions. All learning and teaching materials are available to you in various formats on our e-learning portal.

As well as developing your self-awareness for the purposes of effective leadership and management and career development we also want you to broaden your scope of cultural understanding, ameliorate your skills of critical evaluation in social interactions. To this end, there will be extracurricular reading beyond the teaching and learning plan for those students who wish to extend their knowledge on this module with people of different experiences and backgrounds.

Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities and use of the tutor-supported discussion board on the e-learning platform. Independent learning will centre upon you identifying and pursuing areas of interest in relation to the subject area or by providing deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of leadership and management development through a range of learning activities that could, but not exclusively, include extended reading (given the availability of an electronic reading list, library e-resources) involvement in Careers Service events and seminars, reflection, research etc. Formative feedback will be provided to you on a regular basis as the tutor, and your co-students, critically evaluate and provide recommendations for your development. Structured and organised formative feedback is also provided to you at the team-building and leadership residential development event attached to this module,. Formative feedback helps you to reflect on your progress in developing your leadership and management capability as well as ensuring that you understand the assessment criteria and tutor expectations.

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?

You will develop the necessary knowledge and understanding to help you to hone and optimise your management and leadership capability which will enhance your personal and professional development and subsequent employability and engagement in career progression and life-long learning in your chosen profession or industry. Importantly, you will be able to recognise and articulate how to demonstrate your potential added value to organisations via profession/industry specific research. Knowledge & Understanding: Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities: ML01: Demonstrate ability to work in culturally diverse groups and teams and make appropriate and personal contributions to team effectiveness Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA): ML02: Have critically evaluated personal strengths and weaknesses and have demonstrated the ability to engage in reflective self-development ML03: Have critically reviewed the development of inter-personal and intra-personal skills in relation to what employers seek in postgraduate students

How will I be assessed?

The module will be assessed by one summative assessment of 3500 words.

The assignment report demonstrates the outcomes of theoretical research and critique of the chosen topics from the module on management development, presents an enhanced self-awareness for improving personal and professional prospects [MLOs, 1, 2 and 3]

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module facilitates the development of your leadership and management capability, together with providing you with opportunities to hone your team-working skills.

Thus, during this module you will be developing key inter-personal and intra-personal skills which have been identified by current research and employers as those necessary for postgraduate students who seek to enhance their career development opportunities. You will not only prepare for your first job after you graduate but also kickstart your commitment to life-long personal and professional learning.

In the first part of the module you will be supported in a self-analysis by a range of activities, including the completion of self-administered tool-kits to demonstrate an increased self-awareness and self-understanding. This also includes a
leadership and team-building event, during which you are provided with opportunities to lead and work in culturally diverse teams on a series of problem-solving activities. Learning by doing in this way provides you with feedback on your actual potential, and areas for development, in these skills which are crucial for your employability and future career. The module will also involve applying theoretical frameworks and researching contemporary literature for a more in-depth understanding of self.

The module also contains activities which enable you to build on your self-analysis and explore further your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development in the context of your career development plans. You will receive guidance via Graduate Futures on how to research into your career of choice, using labour market data and other resources to improve your career readiness. Furthermore, you will use your understanding of self to help you to understand the key issues and specific challenges that you face, with your skills profile, in relation to your employability prospects in your target profession/industry/sector. This will also include the development of knowledge into the global graduate market, (including routes such as self-employment and developing your career with an existing employer) drawing upon local, national and international examples.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 16 Months Full-Time
4 other options available

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start January 2025

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