MQM3DLO-Developing Leadership in Others

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Stephen Simister


Type of module:

Summary module description:

Summary module description

The module is offered as part of Stage 3 of the MA Leadership, a part-time programme for experienced leaders or managers with significant leadership responsibility. This module is specifically aimed at providing programme members with the capability to develop leadership in others. It is delivered by a combination of face-to-face workshops, small group and action learning sets, personal reflection and self-study, over a period of several months, alongside the leadership study / dissertation in Stage 3.

At the heart of the module is the fundamental belief that leaders are responsible not only for their own leadership but for the development of leadership in others.



This module aims to:

? Develop the capability of individuals to plan, manage and reflect on their individual personal leadership and consider how this can be used to support the leadership development of others.

? Encourage development of behavioural skills in individuals to increase the effectiveness and appropriateness of their ability to develop leadership in others.

? Recognise the importance of both developing future leaders as well as developing the leadership of others.

? Develop an awareness of the ethical, moral and practical issues in relation to developing leadership in others.

Assessable learning outcomes:

Assessable outcomes

? Knowledge of a range of different theoretical models and approaches to learning and leadership development of others.

? Knowledge of a range of techniques for problem-solving, decision-making and managing feedback in the leadership development of others.

? Develop a plan for the leadership development of a colleague.

? Critical analysis in order to engage others, assess the context and decide on the most appropriate leadership development interventions.

? Communication skills, including questioning, listening and managing difference and conflict.

The programme member will receive feedback from peers and tutors on these outcomes throughout the module. This will contribute to their reflective statement in the final assignment for assessment

Additional outcomes:

Additional outcomes

? Self-reflection on how their support of the leadership development of others, impacts on their own leadership ability.

Outline content:

Outline content:

The programme covers the following topics:

? The role of the leader in developing the leadership of others

? Leadership development – self and others

? Learning and leadership of others development models and core theories

? Assessing the context of leadership development of others

? Managing difference and resolving conflict

? Practical leadership development of others skills

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

There will be a single two day workshop for this module. Teaching methods include working in a whole group of up to 50 with one or two tutors, and in smaller groups and action learning sets of up to 8 programme members. Other learning activities take place in pairs and individual reflection.

Teaching includes input from tutors, demonstrations of techniques and practice in small groups. Plenary discussion and table discussions are encouraged. Formative and summative feedback is given as appropriate.

Programme members are expected to draw on their practical leadership experience in their own or other organisations to practice and consolidate their learning through planned leadership development activities. After the workshop in this module, the programme members write their assignments. They have access to the Virtual Learning Environment throughout the programme, until the end of their registration period.

Programme members are encouraged to keep a personal learning log, paper or electronic, during both this module and the complete programme.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Project Supervision 44
Practicals classes and workshops 16
Work-based learning 40
Guided independent study 100
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:


Prior to the workshop, programme members will be expected to identify a colleague who requires support in their leadership development. The programme member will develop a leadership development plan for their colleague including desired developmental goals and targets, during the subsequent ‘practice’ period of about two months post workshop and prior to submitting the assignment. In addition, programme members will design a range of leadership development and learning activities for others within the workshops to demonstrate acquired skill and develop further expertise. It is expected that these experiences will be discussed in the final assessment, which will comprise:

? A written assignment of 5,000 words, based on the experience of the leadership development of others during the overall period of the module. This should reflect on the activities which took place both in ‘live’ practice and at the workshops, the learning gained from it, the programme member’s learning reflections, and be underpinned with reference and critical analysis of the relevant literature. The assignment will include a leadership development plan for a colleague of the programme member.

The assignment is the only piece of work assessed in this module. It is expected that the programme member will reference the other elements of their development portfolio, such as learning logs and reflective documents, and include them as required in the appendix of the assignment.


One 5,000 word assignment.

Relative percentage of coursework: 100%

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Assessment requirements for a pass:

Requirements for a pass

Minimum of 50%

Reassessment arrangements:

One re-submission allowed, capped at 50%

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 19 November 2018


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