MQM2MCB-Mentoring and Coaching for Board Directors

Module Provider: Marketing and Reputation
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Prof Andrew Kakabadse

Type of module:

Summary module description:

In this module students can reflect on their own behaviour, strengths and weaknesses, personalities, knowledge, skills and capabilities.  Each participant will have developed diary   entries through the master’s programme as part of their developmental journey.  This will be engaged reflectively in consideration of each students’ own self development.   Students will attend a full day director mentoring/coaching workshop. Each student will engage in a one-to-one interview with a mentor/coach with a view to enhancing their director performance. This will include dealing with change, difficult situations, working in teams and self-awareness. The workshop/confidential one-to-one session will be an opportunity for the student to benefit from critical reflection and self-development areas. 


This module aims to benefit students with a director mentoring workshop and one-to-one interview session focused on their personal development.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:

• Assess more about themselves as individuals

• reflect on their own self-development goals

• better conduct and handle issues/situations that they face

• appraise their value to different contexts and situations 

Additional outcomes:

To recognise and evaluate mentoring and coaching needs for development as Director within Board  


  • Develop themselves towards becoming more effective in their   roles 

  • Demonstrate self-development that can be perceived by others around them 

Outline content:

This module involves a 2-day workshop. Students will have developed their proposal and diary entries during the master’s programme. In this module students will have the opportunity to reflect in depth and more personally about themselves and how they are perceived by others in their role and experiences. Students will benefit from confidential session with mentors/coaches and have the opportunity to explore or discuss issues towards improving their Director effectiveness. 

Global context:

Private, Public and Third sector boards international governance contexts and at multi-level. 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module will be facilitated by academic staff / practitioner experts, reflective of their specialism. The session may include:

  • PowerPoint presentations

  • Individual exercises

  • Group exercises combining theory and practice to support facilitated learning

  • Work based and active learning opportunities 

T&L approaches and exercises will cater to individual/differentiation need s by including range of questions and facilitated interactive Q&A as part of scaffolding. Each student will have opportunity to contribute to their own diary as part of the learning experience

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 19
Tutorials 1
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 40
    Wider reading (directed) 20
    Peer assisted learning 10
    Advance preparation for classes 20
    Preparation for tutorials 20
    Preparation of practical report 5
    Essay preparation 40
    Reflection 25
Total hours by term 200 0 0
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 60
Oral assessment and presentation 40

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Individual diary entries and experiences 3000 words reflective narrative 

One-to-one interview demonstrating evidence of self-awareness, reflection and self-development goals

Submission date is in accordance with the programme schedule 

Formative assessment methods:

Engagement with class activities; interactive Q&A.

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University polic

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A mark of 50% of the written element 

Reassessment arrangements:

One resubmission of the written element 

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Required text books - £60

Last updated: 8 April 2021


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