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Leadership Development

Course overview

(Postgraduate Certificate) Postgraduate Certificate
Leadership Development
Withdrawn
University of Essex
University of Essex
Centre for Education
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
None
CER N10112
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/pgt/assess-rules.aspx
26/04/2010

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eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 PD006-D-FY PD913-7-NP Compulsory 20
02 PD007-D-FY PD914-7-NP Compulsory 20
03 PD008-D-FY PD915-7-NP Compulsory 20

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

To equip students with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills required to enable them to identify and critically develop their own leadership skills.

This knowledge will enable them to improve their own performance as business leaders and transfer appropriate knowledge and skills down through their organisation in order to effect performance improvements.

To provide business leaders with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead their organisation and to develop the teams that they work with.

To develop student's critical understanding of leadership theory and practice.

To develop student's ability to apply knowledge gained to their own business in order to synthesise appropriate approaches to achieve business goals.

To develop student's ability to undertake research of relevance to the leadership requirements of their own organisation.

To develop student's ability to make an effective contribution to team-based activities.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

Learning Methods: Workshops and involvement in online discussions are the principal method of delivery for the concepts and principles involved in A1-A4.

Understanding of the learning outcomes in A1-A4 is reinforced by a combination of workshops, online forums, report writing, one to one coaching, assignments and self-study.

A5 is developed principally through one to one coaching and is supported by the activities described above.

For formative assessment of A1-A4, students write formative reports, consider online case studies, engage in online forum discussion and debate together with regular peer feedback.
Assessment Methods: For summative assessment of A1-A4 students will write a comprehensive report on completion of each module that will challenge them to realise the benefits of leadership development on a personal, team and organisational level and to develop a strategic focus.

A5 is assessed through the personal development plan which is appended to the written report.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

Learning Methods: B1-B5 are developed in the workshops by working in groups to evaluate responses to leadership styles, psychometric analysis (Myers Briggs and Belbin), consideration of case studies that illustrate effective methods of leadership development and analysis as to how learning can improve development within student's own organisation, and engagement in an external activity which evaluates leadership style in a pressurised situation.

They are also developed during the project work, one to one coaching and the online forum.
For formative assessment of B1-B5, students will complete online collaborative tasks, produce written reports with formative feedback and peer review, engage in classroom activities and will benefit from one to one coaching.
Assessment Methods: For summative assessment of B1-B5, students will write a comprehensive report on completion of each module that will challenge them to realise the benefits of leadership development on a personal, team and organisational level and to develop a strategic focus.

C: Practical skills

Learning Methods: C1-C6 are developed in the workshops by working in groups to evaluate responses to leadership styles, psychometric analysis (Myers Briggs and Belbin), consideration of case studies that illustrate effective methods of leadership development and analysis as to how learning can improve development within student's own organisation.

C2-C6 will be developed through engagement in an external activity which evaluates leadership style in a pressurised situation.

They are also developed during the project work, one to one coaching and the online forum.

For formative assessment of C1-C6, students will complete online collaborative tasks, produce written reports with formative feedback and peer review, engage in classroom activities, engage in an external activity and will benefit from one to one coaching.
Assessment Methods: For summative assessment of C1-C8, students will write a comprehensive report on completion of each module that will challenge them to realise the benefits of leadership development on a personal, team and organisational level and to develop a strategic focus.

D: Key skills

Learning Methods: D1 Students develop and demonstrate effective two-way communication, listening, negotiating and persuading or influencing others; oral and written communication, using a range of media, including the preparation of business reports.

D2 Students use information technology to gather information for learning, research and presentation purposes and to engage in online discussion and debate through a forum.
D3 Students apply knowledge, understanding and systematic methodology to make judgements and offer solutions in a range of context.

D4 Students participate as a member of a team to develop personal and team leadership skills.

D5 Students develop as leaders and apply learning to improve personal, team and organisational performance.
For formative assessment of D1-D5, students will complete online collaborative tasks, produce written reports with formative feedback and peer review, engage in classroom activities and will benefit from one to one coaching.
Assessment Methods: For summative assessment of D1-D5, students will write a comprehensive report on completion of each module that will challenge them to realise the benefits of leadership development on a personal, team and organisational level and to develop a strategic focus.


Note

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