Module Title:Leadership & Change Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • lectures • discussion • case study • problem-solving exercises • readings • self-directed learning
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop student’s awareness of leadership issues in social care, relating specifically to organisational & team cultures, organisational change and the effects of power and politics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Differentiate between different approaches to leadership in a social care setting
LO2 Appraise different leadership styles and determine their usefulness in managing change in professional social care
LO3 Analyse approaches to change managmenet and their application to social care
LO4 Assess the impact of organisational culture on a leader’s ability to manage change
LO5 Examine the effects of power, politics and conflict on change management
LO6 Assess how leaders can be developed in a social care environment
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Topic: Introduction to Leadership
Distinguishing leadership roles from management roles.
Topic: Approaches to Leadership
Major leadership theories which may include: skills approach, situational approach, contingency leadership
Topic: Modern leadership approaches
Leader participation theory, collaborative leadership skills approach, servant leadership, authentic leadership
Topic: The Nature of Change
Evolution of change theory - classical approach developments in organisation theory from certainty to contingency New Paradigms
Topic: Models of Change
Planned change, emergent change, developments in change management.
Topic: Organisational Change management
High involvement work systems. commununication, employee involvement workforce psychological adjustment
Topic: Change Leadership
Understanding the impact of culture and politics in change management. The choice management/change management model.
Topic: Organisational context
SWOT analysis, PESTEL analysis, workforce characteristics
Topic: Leadership Development
The management development process, the organisational development process, changing managerial behaviour
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Essay or problem based learning exercise 2,3 20.00 n/a
Project Group based project 4 20.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 170.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 1.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 4 Mandatory