Course Leader: Dr David Morris
Home Institution: PPCPortofolio, London, UK
Course pre-requisites: A good command of English.
This module aims to enable students to conduct a critical self-evaluation in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses in relation to their professional and leadership development. This will enable students to proceed within their own profession and in business and management generally, as well being able to study and work at a level appropriate to an academic programme of study. In so doing, students will develop their research, consultancy and leadership skills to enable them to become effective practitioners in their chosen field of business and management.
Delivery: In 10 sessions, each session being four hours (This can be amended depending on the school’s requirements)
There will be a short break during each session.
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
L1. Demonstrate engagement with practice in relation to leadership and professional development, resulting in autonomy in the planning and management of their own learning.
L2. Identify and justify their leadership and professional learning requirements and plan a personal more-specialised programme of study, taking a high level of responsibility for themselves.
L3. Generate and synthesise cogent arguments underpinned by theoretical knowledge and understanding within the area of business leadership
L4. Utilise professional learning through practitioner research and critical reflective enquiry to influence own and colleagues’ practices and thinking, building on career experiences and prior academic study.
Day 1 Introduction to the course
Day 2 Critical Thinking, Debate, Presentation skills
Day 3 Professional Development 1
Day 4 Professional Development 2
Day 5 Professional Development 3
Day 6 Professional Development 4
Day 7 Leadership 1
Day 8 Leadership 2
Day 9 Leadership 3
Day 10 Professional Development and Career Planning
The module will be taught by a combination of lectures and tutorials. During the teaching hours, a large deal of group discussions, debates, active participation and engagement will be encouraged and expected.
Required Course Materials
E-tutorials will be provided (in a PowerPoint format)
For further reference, a list of f books and articles will be recommended
Assessment is 100% coursework based. A written assessment weighting a 100 mark. The passing mark is 50.
The students will be required to write a Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) circa 1,500-2,000 words.
The PDP will incorporate a plan with a comprehensive reflective narrative which: