Management, Ethics and Professional Development Skills
- Module code
- Module leader
- Yaqub Murray
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- Teaching period
- October – March
The aim of this core module is to introduce students to the principles and skills of professional development for a career in business, management and consultancy: for example, management learning, practical management and interpersonal skills, managing ethically, the use of experiential learning in personal and professional development.
Learning themes will include: reflective practice, learning theories, psychological models of personality, coaching and mentoring, creative presentation skills and group behaviour, interpersonal and self-awareness (Johari window), advanced interviewing skills, the role of psychometric testing, and applied ethical issues and case studies.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Identify personal strengths, weaknesses and professional development needs through reflective learning.
- Demonstrate collaboration in small groups to produce creative presentations.
- Analyse through case study use the competencies for managing ethically. Distinguish coaching from mentoring, and evaluate these techniques for professional development.
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Students should be familiar with all of the texts below:
- Brockbank, A., and McGill, I. (2006) Facilitating Reflective Learning Through Mentoring and Coaching. Farnham: Kogan Page.
- De Board, R. (1998) Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure. London: Sage
- Driver, J. (2006) Ethics: The Fundamentals. London: Wiley Blackwell.
- Grint, K. (2010) Leadership: A Very Short Introduction. London: Sage.
- Jackson, B., and Parry, K. (2011) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting, and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership. London: Sage.
- Pedler, M., Burgoyne, J., and Boydell, T. (2006) A Manager’s Guide to Self-Development. London: McGraw Hill.
- Western, S. (2012) Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text. London: Sage.