ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title BECOMING A LEADER
Code ULMS310
Coordinator Dr S Shaffakat
Work, Organisation and Management
S.Shaffakat@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   12

      12

6

30
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
         
Private Study 120
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

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Assessment 1: Learning Portfolio Assessment Type: Coursework Size: Learning portfolio collection of two submissions totalling 2,500 words. Weighting: 100% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes, Resit  Learning portfolio c    100       

Aims

The module aims to introduce students to the practical application of leadership theory. Students will employ critical reflection to gain a better understanding of how they can develop and grow as a leader within an organisational context.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to analyse the meaning, influence and importance of leadership within contemporary organisations and the changing environments in which the organisations exist.

(LO2) Students will be able to critically assess and reflect upon the personal nature of leadership styles.

(LO3) Students will be able to develop a personal leadership style and brand and consider how personal inspiration and incentive can develop future leadership styles.

(LO4) Students will be able to recognise the new demands that global organisations put on leadership and analyse how leadership itself must be flexible and not ridged in order to be continually successful.

(LO5) Students will be able to outline and analyse different styles of leadership and how they are influenced by motivation, culture and organisational practice.

(S1) Problem-solving skills

(S2) Commercial awareness

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) International awareness

(S7) Lifelong learning skills

(S8) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: 2 x 20-30 min ‘bitesize’ lecture chunks each week .
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Seminars
Description: 1-hour face to face seminar activities (or drop-in sessions for assessment weeks)
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Drop-In
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: To foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance recorded: No

Self-Directed Student Hours: 114
Description: This time will be spent preparing journal entries to help develop their learning portfolio and engaging with weekly resources provided,

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping< /p>

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Through facilitating reflection and discussion about ethical leadership during face-to-face seminars based on case studies, individual reading, and the content of the bite-size lectures.
Mode of assessment (if applicable):

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Developing research skills, ability to research organisations, find, organise and analyse relevant information, apply theory to real-life situations
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Portfolio

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Analysis and understanding of international case studies during the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable):

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Research library databases, using web-based resources, engaging with new teaching and learning technology.
Mode of assessment ( if applicable): Learning Portfolio

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Discussion and presentations during face-to-face seminars and completion of the Learning Portfolio
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Portfolio

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Preparation of materials for the face-to-face seminars and completion of the Learning Portfolio
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Portfolio

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Analysis of case studies throughout the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable):

Skills / attributes: Problem-solving skills
How this is developed: Through guided critical reflection and discussion during face-to-face seminars in relation to questions and problems posed.
Mode of assessment (if applicable):


Syllabus

 

Module aims and methods - An orientation to online learning;

Leadership today;

Personal approach to leadership;

Learning to lead;

Leadership cases and examples;

Understanding followers;

Creating a leadership style;

Personality and leadership;

Inspiration and motivation;

My leadership brand;

Global leadership;

Planning my leadership career.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.