IM0721 - Leadership In Transformational Services

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What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will learn about the application of different styles of leadership, with a particular emphasis on the skills and behaviours required to lead radical and transformational change. The module will introduce you to a wide knowledge base and a range of practical skills to enable them to successfully lead future change in healthcare and other organisations.
You will explore key challenges affecting healthcare leaders which include: organisational culture, performance management, team dynamics and functionality and empowering organisations to develop innovation and creativity in their working practice.
You will enhance and develop your own leadership skill set through the practical application of evidence based contemporary knowledge, encouraging you to critically analyse and appraise the available contemporary literature. You will learn a great deal about yourself as a leader and begin to appreciate both your personal strengths and areas for leadership development, whilst understanding the factors that ensure leadership success.
Your learning will not only prepare you for leading successful change in the workplace, but will enhance your employment opportunities as you progress in your chosen career. You will increase in personal confidence, secure in the knowledge that you understand the influences and leadership characteristics that are required to achieve greater success.

How will I learn on this module?

This module makes use of a wide variety of innovative approaches to learning and teaching. Lectures introduce and develop key leadership theories, concepts and apply then to the health arena. From the first lecture, you will be considering across a range of cultures how effective leaders behave and able to identify and evaluate their strength and weaknesses. You will then undertake some detailed analysis of yourself, and how you function and behave as a leader, this is a challenging and thought provoking piece of work allowing you to critically analyse and identify your individual needs in relation to your own leadership skill development.
You will learn in a friendly and positive environment supported by a highly skilled and experienced lecturer, who has held a number of senior leadership positions across health and social care. Learning in this way is a two-way interactive process, using up to date and realistic case studies allowing you to apply your own experiences and consider the value and application of the contemporary leadership literature and evidence of achieving successful change. You will focus on case scenarios and engage in Enquiry Based Learning in order to explore issues in depth.
Lecture materials will be made available through the e-learning portal, together with links to tools and case study material. Lectures will be recorded and will be accessible to you so that you may listen to them at any time. In seminars you will be encouraged to work in small cross cultural and inter professional groups, to apply theories and models to your own practice area, and to offer critical peer review to colleagues as you work through your examples. Peer learning offers you opportunities to explain experiences and concepts to each other within a framework provided by staff, and to extend your learning through collaboration. Tutorials will be available from module lecturers, to help you develop your understanding further. You will also be expected to undertake directed and independent study. We will provide links to tasks and appropriate resources for further study through the e-learning portal. You will be encouraged to read extensively to increase your understanding and knowledge, this will complement all your classroom learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The module tutors bring a wide range of expertise to support your learning and personal leadership development. A variety of approaches to suit different learning styles will be used to complement the innovative content and delivery of learning sessions. This will include the use of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL), which provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore complex leadership issues and focus on delivering operational and strategic solutions. In addition team members can be contacted to offer tutorial time when necessary. The University Library offers an extensive collection of material, both hard copy and electronic, access to international databases and training in information retrieval, in addition to study space and IT equipment. In addition the University Student Support and Wellbeing Services offer information, guidance and support (for example reviewing study strategies, and mentoring) for students with disabilities and dyslexia. International students will also have access to English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programmes to help you develop your academic and English language skills. All module teaching materials will be posted on the e-LP along with the module handbook that provides detailed information about the teaching delivery and the assessment for this module.
You will continue to remain in contact with your guidance tutor in one to one tutorials and with your peers in small group seminars.

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 read on this module? (SRS 0004) 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

Essential Reading:
Barr, J. and Dowding, L. (2012) Leadership in Healthcare. (2nd ed.) Sage: London.
Buchanan D. A., Fitzgerald L and Ketley D. (2007) The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change. Routledge: London
Darley M (2002) Managing Communication in Health Care. Bailliere Tindall: Edinburgh Finkleman, A, Kenner, C. (2009) Competencies for Quality Leadership: concepts and issues. Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury: Yoder-Wise P S (2011) Leading and Managing in Nursing. (5th ed.) Elsevier.
Recommended Reading:
Barker A. M., Sullivan D.T and Emery M.E (2006) Leadership Competencies for Clinical Managers : The Renaissance of Transformational Leadership. Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury MA
Baxter C., (2001) Managing Diversity and Inequality in Health Care. Bailliere Tindall: Edinburgh
Dubrin A J and Dalglish C (2003) Leadership : An Australian Focus. Wiley: London
Goodwin N., (2006) Leadership in Health Care : A European Perspective. Routledge: London
Hewitt-Taylor, J (2013) Understanding and Managing change in Healthcare. Palgrave Mac Millan
Howkins E and Thornton C (2002) Managing and Leading Innovation in Health Care. Bailliere Tindall: Edinburgh.
Hyde J and Cook M. J (2004) Managing and Supporting People in Health Care. Bailliere Tindall: Edinburgh
Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R (2013) Primal Leadership: Unleashing the power of emotional intelligence. Harvard Business Review Press.
Jasper M and Jumma M., (2005) Effective Healthcare Leadership. Blackwell: London

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1: Build on your existing professional, personal and theoretical knowledge in order to identify skills for transformational leadership and radical change.
2: Critically evaluate a number of contemporary change models and demonstrate an appreciation of how these can be adapted to the world of healthcare provision..

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Evaluate the significance of theories and concepts associated with leadership development and focus on the skills and behaviours required to act as a Transformational leader in the healthcare arena.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Explore, reflect and evaluate within multicultural groups the impact of differing global and cultural settings on the forms of leadership models adopted assessing their effectiveness in the modern world.

How will I be assessed?

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
In small groups you will share your assessment ideas and engage in peer support and feedback on your proposed topic and presentation layout.
[MLO 1,2 and 3]

You will also have opportunity to submit 500 words outlining the structure of your summative assessment around the middle of module of module. You will then receive written formative feedback from the marker, which will give you chance to reflect on the formative comments and therefore inform your final submission.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
You will undertake a 20 minute verbal presentation supported by annotated audio visual materials that report on one area of practice or service organisation that presents a problem. You will identify and justify the problem and propose recommendations to improve this situation. Drawing upon leadership, management and organisational theories undertake a critical analysis of your role as a leader in implementing change and improving practice within a part of your own organisation. Your presentation skills (verbal and slides) and your annotated slides make up 100% of the marks for this assessment.
[MLO 1,2,3 and 4]

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

In this module you will learn about the application of different styles of leadership, with a particular emphasis on the skills and behaviours required to lead radical and transformational change. The module will introduce you to a wide knowledge base and a range of practical skills to enable them to successfully lead future change in healthcare and other organisations.
You will explore key challenges affecting healthcare leaders which include: organisational culture, performance management, team dynamics and functionality and empowering organisations to develop innovation and creativity in their working practice.
You will enhance and develop your own leadership skill set through the practical application of evidence based contemporary knowledge, encouraging you to critically analyse and appraise the available contemporary literature. You will learn a great deal about yourself as a leader and begin to appreciate both your personal strengths and areas for leadership development, whilst understanding the factors that ensure leadership success.

What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will learn about the application of different styles of leadership, with a particular emphasis on the skills and behaviours required to lead radical and transformational change. The module will introduce you to a wide knowledge base and a range of practical skills to enable them to successfully lead future change in healthcare and other organisations.
You will explore key challenges affecting healthcare leaders which include: organisational culture, performance management, team dynamics and functionality and empowering organisations to develop innovation and creativity in their working practice.
You will enhance and develop your own leadership skill set through the practical application of evidence based contemporary knowledge, encouraging you to critically analyse and appraise the available contemporary literature. You will learn a great deal about yourself as a leader and begin to appreciate both your personal strengths and areas for leadership development, whilst understanding the factors that ensure leadership success.
Your learning will not only prepare you for leading successful change in the workplace, but will enhance your employment opportunities as you progress in your chosen career. You will increase in personal confidence, secure in the knowledge that you understand the influences and leadership characteristics that are required to achieve greater success.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 12 months full-time
1 other options available

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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