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HRM7052  Leadership Development

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MODULE TITLE :  Leadership Development– September start

First attempt

MODULE CODE : HRM7052

LECTURER:David A. Smith

ISSUE DATE: Monday 20th September 2021

SUBMISSION DATE: Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 12:00pm (noon/midday)

HAND BACK DATE: Friday 4th February 2022

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specific to this assignment:   Identify a range of leadership skills and suggest areas for development, underpinned by contemporary theory, models or concepts. Critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice to demonstrate how these can contribute to organisational effectiveness within a global context. Critically examine and assess the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop effective leaders. Operate technology to aid management decision making from a practical perspective.     Please see detailed marking scheme on pages 5 – 6.


Postgraduate CertificateMSc Programme

HRM7052Leadership Development

Assessment and Guidelines

Overview

This module will provide you with an opportunity to engage and consider contemporary issues in leadership from both UK and international perspectives and how leaders address these within organisations. The module will enable you to develop a critical insight and outlook to explore relevant solutions for organisational effectiveness and success. Focusing on challenges faced by leaders and how to address these challenges is a key component of this module. Overall, the module will enable you to develop your leadership potential, best practice and through peer assessment gain an insight into a range of business issues that impact on employees.

During the module, contemporary issues will be explored relative to business, leadership and management such as power, leadership styles and tools to aid decision-making. These may include the functions and roles of leaders, and aspects to gain more effective decision making of managers. These areas are examined within a global framework.

The module supports the programme learning and teaching strategy by supporting the practical development of leadership skills and reflective practice and supports you in the achievement of the CMI professional qualification to which this module is linked.

Teamwork and Staffing

It is envisaged that students will work in self-formed teamsover the duration of this module. Lecturers will not assign you a team, this is your responsibility to complete this task. It is expected that each team negotiates roles for its team members. These individual roles will be identified as positions within yourteam. It is suggested that you use the Potential.ly app (https://graduateplus.bcu.ac.uk/potential.ly) to identify team roles to be used and assigned(i.e.,Finisher, Organiser, Collaborator, Idea generator, Maker, Moderator, Evaluator and Connector) for assigned team work activities. This will allow each student to develop a number ofmanagement / leadership skills that can be transferrable foruse in other modules on the course and are essential in the workplace. This also will allowthe individual to work as part of a team, undertaking the tasks that will be given throughout the module.

Assessment

There are two forms of assessment that will be used during the module. On a frequent basis, you will gain verbal ‘formative feedback’ from your lecturer and peers which will be derived to aid your learning. This feedback is not recorded against your student record but is to be used by you to improve your work further. The second form of feedback is ‘summative’ assessment and will be the grade and feedback gained from the work you will submit at the end of the module.

Assessment outline

As an individual, you will electronically submit a two-section portfolio, comprising of a personal SWOT analysiswith your plan and a reflective document identifying your potential leadership development.

During the Semester, there will be two formative presentations (one from a ‘leadership’ perspective and one from a ‘management’ perspective). You will gain verbal formative (developmental) feedback on these. These are not marked and not required in the Portfolio.

Assessment scope

Individual ‘2 Section’ portfolio:

Section 1: A personal SWOT analysisand a 500-word document discussing a plan for your future leadership development. (35%)

  • The Strengths and Weaknesses part of this section should be an open-minded appraisal of your own capabilities.  You may use Potential.ly or any other technique to appraise yourself. The basic idea is that we are more effective leaders if we know something about ourselves in different situations.
  • The Opportunities and Threats part of this section be an appraisal of the leadership environment you believe you are likely to encounter in your careers.  For example, the position of women in management, or the responsibilities of organisations in terms of ecological issues or the responsibilities of leaders in terms of ethical behaviour… ideally choose issues of your own. Consider where you are from, are there cultural issues?  You are encouraged to be as imaginative as possible in this section and briefly justify the future important issues you have selected.

There is no limit for the number of words you have used in your Personal SWOT analysis model. Ensure there are extensive sentences in each of the above, as basic bullet points will not gain any marks. The 500-word plan for your future leadership development should be based on your Personal SWOT analysis.

Section 2: Individual reflection (2,000 words) on your individual leadership development underpinned by contemporary literature.

  • This section is essentially an essay and again the emphasis is on the quality of your work and the extent to which you engage with literature as you consider your own development as a leader.  (65%)
  • It is an essay so the usual points should be borne in mind
  • Essays have an introduction which identifies why this is important to you and to organisations in which you may lead in the future at whatever level
  • Essays have a main body which may identify and discuss 3 or main points
  • Essays have a conclusion which draws together the main points made and conclude by making your main point
  • Essays are referenced correctly.  (Please access BCU Harvard style format guide on Moodle).

SEE THE ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FOR THESE PARTS ON MOODLE – WEEK 1

Final suggestions

– The assignment should be word processed and double line spaced.

– Use Arial size 11 point (this font and size) for your assignments.

– State the word count used in your documents in section 1 and 2as stated above.

– On each sheet, ensure you have page numbers in the format ‘Page x of y’ – see the footer in this assignmentbrief for an example.

– All work (in Section 1, Section 2and the References pages) should be referenced in BCU Harvard style format – there are hand-outs available on-line and at the Library website if you are unsure about this.

– Do not use Wikipedia, Google, Googlebooks or Yahoo – the former is not peer assessed and the work is unreliable, and the latter are search engines. Do not rely too heavily on Internet sources.

– Do use contemporaryacademic textbooks and academic journal articles (newspapers are not academic articles, but you can refer to contemporary events).

University Regulations

The word limit identified above is for Section 1 and Section 2. A +10% margin of tolerance will be applied, beyond which nothing further will be marked.

This word count refers to everything in the main body of the text (including headings, citations, quotes, lists etc.). Everything before (i.e. abstract, acknowledgements, contents, executive summaries etc.) and after the main text (i.e. references, appendices etc.) is not included in the word count limit. Appendices should be kept to a minimum and only contain reference materials illustrating and supporting arguments made in the main body of the work. Any other materials included in appendices, except where specifically required in the assessment brief, will not be marked.

There is no fixed penalty for exceeding the word count, but students should be made aware that the marker will not consider any work after the +10% word count tolerance has been reached, within the allocation of marks. Students may therefore be penalised for a failure to be concise and for failing to conclude their work within the word count specified.

Uploading the Assessment (individual Portfolio)

There are two documents to upload to Moodle for your summative assessment:

  • An ‘Assessment Coversheet and Feedback Form’ (saved in Word format) and
  • Your individual portfolio (comprising of the 2 sections) also saved in Word format.

Include a title page on your Individual Portfolio, including:

the name of the assessment (Individual Portfolio), your name, your student id, module name (Leadership Development), module code (HRM7052), your lecturer, and the submission date. Following this, you are to include –

Section 1 – Personal SWOT analysis and 500-word plan for future leadership development

Section 2 – Individual reflection (2,000 words) on your individualleadership development.

References page (references used in Sections 1 and2, sorted alphabetically by author surname)

HRM7052 ‘Leadership Development’

Individual Portfolio – First Attempt

All grades are subject to amendment following internal/external moderation                                     

 

Marking Criteria

 0 – 39% Fail40 – 49% Fail50 – 59% Pass60 – 69% Commendation70 – 79% Distinction80 – 100% Distinction
Criterion 1 Mark: 25% Identify a range of personal skills and suggest areas for development or improvement, underpinned by contemporary theory, models and / or concepts
The student hasnot identified personal skills for development or improvement. The student has not demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection.Thestudent hasnot sufficiently identified personal skills for development or improvement. The student has not clearly demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection.The student hassufficiently identified personal skills for development or improvement. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are relevant and specific but demonstrate some reflection.The student hascompetently identified personal skills for development or improvement. Clearly demonstrates a good theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate critical reflection.The student haseffectively identified personal skills for development or improvement. There is excellentidentification of personal skills for development or improvement. The attempt demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.The student has made an outstanding demonstration ofclearly and explicitly identifying personal skills for development or improvement. Clearly demonstrates an outstanding theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.
Criterion 2 Mark: 25% Critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice to demonstrate how these can contribute to organisational effectiveness within a global context
The student not evaluated or applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. Unclear identification of how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. The student has not demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection.The student not sufficiently evaluated or applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. Limited identification of how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. The student has not clearly demonstrated a theoretical understanding of the area or is not critical or reflective. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection.The studenthas sufficiently evaluated and applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student has identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are relevant and specific but demonstrate some reflection.The student has competently evaluated and applied different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student has clearly identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates a competent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate critical reflection.Overall an excellent attempt has been made by the student toclearly and critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student has clearly and explicitly identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally.  Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.The student has made an outstanding attempt to explicitly and critically evaluate and apply different aspects of leadership and management practice. The student has clearly and explicitly identified how these can contribute to the effectiveness of organisations globally. Demonstrates an outstanding theoretical understanding of the area that is highly critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.
Criterion 3 Mark: 25% Critically examine and assess the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop effective leaders
The student has not examined or assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection.The student has not clearly examined or assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Recommendations are not included, relevant or specific. No demonstration of reflection.The student has examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates a theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are relevant and specific but demonstrate some reflection.The individual student has clearly examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates a good theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate critical reflection.The student has clearly and critically examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.The student has clearly, explicitly, critically examined and assessed the contribution of leadership and management theory to develop themselves as effective leaders. Demonstrates an excellent theoretical understanding of the area that is critical and reflective. Recommendations are not only relevant and specific but demonstrate substantial critical reflection.
Criterion 4 Mark: 25% From a practical perspective, use technology to aid management decision making
The student has not demonstrated, identified, or not used technology to aid management decision making in the submission of the work.The student has not sufficiently demonstrated, identified, or used technology to aid management decision making in the submission of the work.The student has sufficiently demonstrated, identified, and used technology to aid management decision making in the submission of the work.The student has clearly demonstrated, identified, and used technology to aid management decision making in the submission of the work.The student has effectively demonstrated, identified, and used technology to aid management decision making in the submission of the work.The student has made an excellent attempt to demonstrate, identify, and use technology to aid management decision making in the submission of the work.