Leadership Development

Module description

This module focuses on developing authentic leaders through reflective experiential learning. You will embark on a journey of discovery, self-awareness and personal development. Your journey will be guided by an individualised leadership development plan. You will be invited to discover their passion and purpose and they will have an opportunity to develop key qualities such as mindfulness and resilience. For inspiration, guidance and support a series of leadership sessions, seminars, workshops, facilitated group sessions and 1:1 personal development sessions will be offered. 

Full module specification

Module title:Leadership Development
Module code:MBAM805
Module level:M
Academic year:2014/5
Module lecturers:
  • Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno - Convenor
Module credit:12
ECTS value:

6

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

Full academic year

Module aims

This module focuses on developing authentic leaders through reflective experiential learning. You will embark on a journey of discovery, self-awareness and personal development. Your journey will be guided by an individualised leadership development plan. You will be invited to discover their passion and purpose and they will have an opportunity to develop key qualities such as mindfulness and resilience. For inspiration, guidance and support a series of leadership sessions, seminars, workshops, facilitated group sessions and 1:1 personal development sessions will be offered. 



ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. show a capacity for practical leadership
  • 2. reflect upon personal resources and challenges
  • 3. draw upon critical reasoning to shape and develop own approach to authentic leadership
  • 4. identify and work towards own personal development goals – understanding the role of learning in effective leadership.
  • 5. connect to others by developing authentic, effective and productive relationships

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 6. demonstrate a skilful, reflective and a generally well-informed appreciation of what is involved in authentic leadership
  • 7. critically appraise both their own and another’s leadership style
  • 8. engage with a range of practices in order to shape own personal development plan

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 9. manage self in the achievement of goals – reviewing own learning
  • 10. listen attentively when engaging with others
  • 11. use reflective process to ask questions and open up own thinking
  • 12. critically appraise own actions through self-awareness
  • 13. reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses
  • 14. give, receive and make use of feedback
  • 15. reflect upon lessons learned

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
55650

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact hours39Lectures/sessions
10Personal reflection and one to one development
6Workshops

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Produce a short reflective essay which serves as a starting point to the academic journey – Using feedback from this paper to begin a personal reflective journal. “Why an MBA and why now”1000 words11Written feedback from academic tutor

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Leadership development portfolio352,500 words1-6, 12, 15-17Written feedback from academic tutor
Critical reflective essay Title: “What type of Authentic leader do I want to be and what impact do I want to make?”653,000 wordsAll ILO'sWritten feedback from academic tutor during the two-day residential

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
PortfolioSame1,5,6,8,9,116 weeks
ReflectionSameAll ILO's6 weeks

Syllabus plan

Thu 2nd October– Introduction

Thu 9th Oct– Authentic leadership development

Thu 16th Oct and Fri 17th Oct -- Embercombe  residential

Thu 23rd Oct - Preparation for Challenges

Thu 6th Nov - Reflections on Challenges

Thurs 13th  - Leadership Portfolio session

Thu 20th Nov - Inner communication and mindfulness

Thu 4th Dec  - Resilience

 Term 2

Two-day residential involving Jonathan, Inma and possibly Julia Vaughan Smith and one of those fellows used in Term 1 for professional development

To explore their relationships to leadership, authority, participation in enterprise

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Assigned module reading:

Haslam S. A., Reicher S. D., & Platow M.J. (2011) The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power. Psychology Press

Haslam, S. A. (2001). Psychology in Organizations: The social identity approach. London: Sage.

Suggested reading:

-       Heifetz, R., Grashow, A. and Linsky, M. (2009) The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organisation and the World. Boston: Harvard Business Press.

-       Sinclair, A. (2007) Leadership for the Disillusioned: Moving Beyond Myths and Heroes to Leading That Liberates. Allen and Unwin.

-       Senge P., Smith B., Kruschwitz N., Laur J, & Schley, S (2010) The Necessary Revolution: How individuals and organisations are working together to create a sustainable world. Nicholas Brealey Publishing

-       Vail, P. (1998) Learning as a way of Being, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

-       Wheatley, M (2005) Finding Our way: Leadership for an Uncertain time. Berrett-Koehler Publishers,

-       Kotter, J. P., & Cohen, D. S (2002). The Heart of Change. Real life stories on how people change their organizations. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press 

-       Scharmer C. O. (2009) Theory U. Leading from the future as it emerges. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Plus a range of contemporary academic and professional journal articles which are accessible via the ELE.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Origin date

01/09/2011

Last revision date

19/09/2014