Professional Leadership and Management Development II
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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Who is this course for?
This module complements Professional Leadership and Personal Management I, and provides a range of insights and critical evaluation of leadership and management types and practices which can be applied into different organisational contexts.
Learning and Teaching
Topics covered include: How can we critically appraise professional leadership?; leadership formation; leadership ethics; as well as case studies in leadership and power; culture and leadership; and critical leadership development.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The students will be required to provide a written response to a leadership situation which either focuses on (i) new enterprise development, (ii) a change management situation or (iii) a not-for-profit organisation. This will take the form of a critical analysis which will draw on leadership and management theory and will be no longer than 3000 words. This will be accompanied by a poster presentation.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
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- Johnson, G., Scholes, K., and Whittington, R. 2006 7th edition Exploring Corporate
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- Kotter, J.P. 1996 Leading Change. Harvard Business School Press 658.406K
- Mullins, L.J. 2005 7th edition Management and Organisational Behaviour. Pearson
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- Pettinger, R. 2007 Introduction to Management (4th edit) Palgrave Macmillan 658 P
- Western, S. 2008 Leadership – A critical text. Sage Publications Ltd 658.4092WES
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.