MANAGING AND LEADING PEOPLE (BLENDED LEARNING) - 2019/0

Module code: MANM460

Module Overview

Learners completing this module will have a detailed understanding of the theoretical models and frameworks of leadership. Learners will be required to review a wide range of leadership practices covered in both the seminal and current academic literature.
Having a broad appreciation of management and leadership practices will enable learners to critically appraise their own leadership style and how this affects (impacts) their immediate teams, wider organisational goals and other key stakeholders.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

LAWLEY Kerstine (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N210

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

All participants must meet the entry criteria for the Programme.

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • Introduction to management and leadership

  • Theories of leadership

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • Ethics based leadership and management

  • Managing conflict and influencing and negotiating across different stakeholder groups

  • Understanding team dynamics

  • Motivation and the link to performance

  • Giving and receiving feedback to promote a culture of learning

  • Personal presence and storytelling


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INDIVIDUAL REPORT 90
Coursework INDIVIDUAL E-PORTFOLIO 10

Alternative Assessment

Not Applicable

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and application of the core learning outcomes for the module and the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours identified above. It is The assessment strategy is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate a critical appraisal of the current academic research into management and leadership. Learners will be required to provide empirical evidence of the efficacy of their own leadership style in practice within the context of their own organisation and their role as a senior leader.

Summative assessment:

Individual report - 90%:

Learners will be required to produce a 2,500 word report on how they have applied the learning from this module in the workplace. The report will require them to provide a short literature review on the elements of management or leadership theory that they are focusing on as well as a detailed analysis of the effectiveness of their own leadership style. Learners will be expected to provide demonstrable qualitative or quantitative evidence of their analysis and how this relates to the academic literature and informs their overall conclusions of their own leadership style.

Individual E-portfolio - 10%:

Learners will be required to critically reflect on and evaluate their own leadership practice within the context of their role as a senior leader within their own organisation. Learners will be required to produce a critical reflection of their own learning through the submission and delivery of a 20 minute presentation. The presentation will need to be delivered through a live webinar format to the module leader and programme manager.

Formative assessment

Learners will work regularly in groups and as individuals, participating in classroom or online discussion forums and webinars, to demonstrate their understanding of the subject contents and application. Learners will be required to complete online guided learning activities that demonstrate the ability to analyse key components of organisational strategy. Awareness will be built up by learners being required to lead and participate to share understanding and knowledge

of elements of organisational strategy. For example, learners may be required to present online a short presentation containing information from their organisation. Learners will receive peer feedback as well as comments from the academic and industry subject matter experts.

Feedback

Learners will be given formal feedback on their assessments and receive regular, informal feedback on their contribution throughout the module.

Module aims

  • This module aims to encourage learners to become self-aware of their own leadership and management behaviours in practice. This self-awareness will be developed through acquiring a deep theoretical knowledge base of current research into management and leadership. Learners will be encouraged to reflect on and critique their own leadership style and to be able to demonstrate suitable behavioural flexibility to adapt their own leadership style to suit the contexts in which they lead and manage people, both directly and indirectly.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 An in-depth knowledge of different theories and models of leadership and apply judgement of when to deploy different leadership practices KCPT
002 Critically appraise own leadership style and incorporate an ethical approach to leadership to manage ambiguity and dilemmas CT
003 Detailed understanding of both team and individual psychological drivers that affect performance KP
004 Critically evaluate behaviours that promote learning organisations and a positive person-centred culture CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 7

Independent Study Hours: 56

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning methods incorporate a blended learning approach, centred around the key online learning design principles of – Learner centred; Useful; Engaging; Flexible; Consistent; Supportive and Accessible.

The teaching and learning undertaken on this module will reflect the following categories of training:


  1. Teaching of Theory. (May include lectures, role play, simulation exercises, online learning, research and networking)

  2. Practical Training. (May include shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and participation in guided activities to apply the theoretical knowledge, concepts and models in the day-to-day working practice).

  3. Learning support and time spent writing assignments and partaking in assessments.

  4. Reflective learning and self-evaluation to impart new knowledge, skills and behaviours only. (E-portfolio)



Learners taking this module will cover theoretical aspects with a mix of campus-based sessions, online and self-directed learning activities.  Learners will be expected to demonstrate commitment to independent learning and take an active part in any asynchronous activities such as forums, wikis and blogs, as well as synchronous activities (i.e. virtual meetings) where appropriate.  Participation in these activities, with emphasis on the self-directed learning activities, will be essential to the successful achievement of learning outcomes in this module.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for MANAGING AND LEADING PEOPLE (BLENDED LEARNING) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm460

Other information

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.