Module Title:Contemporary Approaches to Leadership and Change Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • Lectures • Discussion • Case studies • Problem-solving exercises • Readings • Self-directed learning
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students' awareness of contemporary approaches to leadership in social care, relating specifically to organisational change and the effects of power, politics and culture on leading interdisciplinary teams.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Recognise the impact of contemporary approaches to leadership as practice frameworks within specific social care practice settings (D2 10 D5 12)
LO2 Apply contemporary leadership approaches for the developments of safe environments (D3 14), with a duty of care (D1 6) positive risk taking (D3 10 12 14) and professional boundaries in a variety of settings (D1 21 D5 12)
LO3 Assess organisational structures, systems, cultures and contexts (D5 14), especially the effects of power (D2 12), gender, social class and ethnicity, politics and conflict (D1 19) in interdisciplinary teamwork (D2 14).
LO4 Analyse planned and emergent system-level change processes in social care settings (D5 12 15).
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

9416 PRTC H3421 Supervised Professional Practice 2
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Contemporary Leadership Theories
Leadership as process, not position; Servant leadership, transformational Leadership, Authentic Leadership. Leadership approaches in practice (D2 10).
Leading the Development of Psychologically Safe Environments
Psychologically Safe Environments (D3 14), duty to care (D1 6) quality (D3 11) minimise risk (D3 14), positive risk taking. Maintain professional boundaries with service users within a variety of social care settings and be able to identify and manage any associated challenges (D1 21). Explore impact of gender, social class and ethnicity and current post austerity context for leadership in social care.
Leading Change
Nature of change Models of change, Planned change, emergent change. Tools for change management leading Change: skills needed and leading through resistance (dark/shadow side) (D5 15)
The Impact of Culture, Power and Politics on Leading Teams
Examination and understanding of organizational cultures and the impact of culture, power and politics on leading teams, interdisciplinary teamwork. Organisational structures, systems and cultures (D5 14), effects of power (D2 12), politics and conflict (D1 19) interdisciplinary teamwork (D2 14)
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/ case study/ problem based learning exercise critically considering leadership in social care settings.(D 1 6 19 21, D2 10 12 14, D3 10 12 14, D5 12 14, 15) 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam (D 1 6 19 21, D2 10 12 14, D3 10 12 14, D5 12 14, 15) 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 8.42
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 7 Mandatory