Developing your leadership and people skills
- Module code
- Module leader
- Jessica Stokes
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 15 hours plus 15 hours module orientation (distance learning) 80 hours directed and independent distance learning via a range of student activities 40 hours assessment preparation
- Teaching period
- Semester 1 or 2
The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding and appreciation of individual attributes and leadership concepts and how they contribute to positive personal and organisational outcomes.
This module will explore a range of perspectives on the study and development of leadership from an individual, team and organisational perspectives. The application of leadership knowledge to ensure successful project management and the facilitation of organisational change will be addressed. The role of thought leadership, motivation, flexibility and resilience will be explored.
The module will also consider how facilitation and advanced communication skills can contribute to an effective organisation. Facilitation skills will include the working within teams and supporting innovation in the food and agriculture sector including promoting active participation, professional facilitation, access to relevant expertise and moderate resource support. The potential role of advanced communication skills in leadership skills such as motivational interviewing will also be included.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding and knowledge of leadership and ethical leadership concepts and their interaction with project and change management.
- Critically evaluate and analyse leadership attributes demonstrated by others
- Reflect upon personal communication and team working skills in work environment.
- Develop team facilitating and communication skills to address complex organisational issues.
|First Sit||Coursework: Work based e-portfolio demonstration of leadership and innovation in people skills development (word count 1,000)||25%|
|First Sit||Coursework: Reflection on e-portfolio (word count 2,000)||75%|
|Referral (capped at 40%)||Coursework: Work based e-portfolio demonstration of leadership and innovation in people skills development plus, for resubmissions, a reflection on e-portfolio feedback (1,250 words)||25%|
|Referral (capped at 40%)||Coursework: Reflection on e-portfolio and, for re-submissions, recommended improvements (2,250 words)||75%|
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