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: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Stephen Simister


Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is specifically aimed at providing students 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.  t 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:

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


  • 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. 

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

Global context:

Consideration is given to leadership development within a global context taking account of different cultures and values. 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module content is delivered through a combination of taught sessions, supported by key reading from texts and other sources, practical activities for each topic with group and cohort discussion. In addition, on-line support material will also be provided.  Guest speakers may be included in order to study contemporary situations. Case material is included to stretch the practical application of theory and experience. An element of self-reflection is included to build awareness and identify development needs.  Students 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. 

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 18
Work-based learning 56
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 16
    Wider reading (directed) 70
    Essay preparation 40
Total hours by term 200 0 0
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

There are no examinations for this module. 

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

An individual written assignment of 5,000 words.  To be submitted once module study is complete. 


Assessment submission is according to the assessment schedule for the student’s cohort. 

Formative assessment methods:

Feedback from tutors and peers is formative and supports leadership development during this module 

Penalties for late submission:

As university post-experience postgraduate programmes. 

Assessment requirements for a pass:

The assignment must achieve a minimum mark of 50% to achieve a pass. 

Reassessment arrangements:

Resubmission of the same assignment based on formative feedback.  One re-submission allowed, capped at 50%.  Resubmission period is in accordance with the arrangements laid out in the programme guide issued to each student. 

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 5 June 2019


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