DMMP002-Developing Management Practice 2

Module Provider: Henley Business School
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Ms Denise Fryer


Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module builds on the personal development planning from DMP1, enabling the student to further develop their understanding and awareness of the management of self and others; exploring themes related to conflict management and performance management. The student will explore the role of the stakeholder in organisational management and apply their understanding of approaches to stakeholder management in their own organisational context.

As indicated above, this module is benchmarked against the following Higher Apprenticeship (HA) Knowledge and Skills criteria:

1. Leading People (D3).

2. Managing People (E3, E4, E6).

3. Building Relationships (F1).

4. Awareness of Self and Others (H3, H4).

5. Management of Self (I1, I4)

These criteria are set out in the HA Assessment Plan – see


In this module a systematic knowledge of stakeholder, conflict and performance management will be deployed to allow students to consider their organisational context.Throughout, they will be exposed to the complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty that underpin many management situations.

The module aims to prepare learners to:

1. Further develop their understanding of the leadership journey present and future, current leadership theories and personal thought leadership

2. Explore functions of performance management and the implications for team effectiveness.

3. Identify preferences for handling conflict and develop strategies to positively handle this in the workplace

4. Identify key stakeholders and their roles within an organisational context.

Assessable learning outcomes:

This module explores management practice in the context of the following areas: Leading and Managing People, Building Relationships, Awareness of Self and Others, and Management of Self

By the end of the module the student will be able to achieve the following:

1. Leading and Managing People

a) Know how to motivate and improve performance (D3)

b) Understand performance management techniques (E3)

c) Understand talent management models (E4)

d) Understand how to manage and develop people (E6)

e) Be able to manage conflict

Support people through coaching and mentoring approach (D4)

Support the development through coaching and mentoring and management of change (D7)

Support development through coaching and mentoring (D9)

2. Building Relationships.

a) Understand approaches to partner, stakeholder and supplier relationship management, negotiation, influencing and effective networking (F1)

3. Awareness of Self and Others

a) Understand different and learning and behaviour styles (H3)

b) Be able to reflect on own performance (H4)

4. Management of Self

a) Understanding and ability to create a personal development plan (I1/I4)

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Students will consider the functions of and approaches related to performance management and their impact on the organisation. These will then be further considered in the context of conflict management.

Students will be required to explore the roles of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation, and the influence and impact of the stakeholder on the organisation’s practices. These explorations will culminate in a review of the perspective of the individual as a brand within the organisation. Conflict and coaching and mentoring to be added in

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module will be taught using a blended learning approach. This will include directed self-study, lectures, workshops, group discussion, experiential techniques and 1:1 coaching, as well as other learning activities. During the module, students will follow a guided-learning path that will require them to read materials,

access other core and optional learning materials and undertake a range of activities. In addition to the learning path, students will attend workshops. These are facilitated sessions that will help consolidate knowledge, apply it the workplace and develop higher order cognitive skills of analysis and evaluation. Students will be expected to relate their learning to their day-to-day work.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 16
Work-based learning 168
Guided independent study 16
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Students will reflect on the taught component of this module by developing a ‘My Commitment to Action’ - personal and professional development plan. This will contribute to 100% of the assessment.

Formative assessment methods:

Will be embedded in the learning path and workshop activities, discussion and peer back within the workshop sessions will be encouraged and the apprenticeship tutor and programme faculty will also provide feedback on the report as it builds through monthly writing assignments that collate the learners reflections.

Formal feedback will be provided on a project proposal.

Penalties for late submission:

Standard penalties will apply see here

Assessment requirements for a pass:


Reassessment arrangements:

By resubmission of coursework to the same brief

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 5 November 2018


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