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Year of entry: 2022
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Leadership in Action Online Unit
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||University College for Interdisciplinary Learning|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Leadership in Action (LIA) units aim to help you understand what it means to be a leader in the 21st century. The units explore complex current problems and ask: How does change happen? Who makes it happen? What does that tell us about leadership and how we do it?
This unit will equip you with the tools to critically evaluate models and approaches to leadership and to apply these to a range of complex 21st century problems such as poverty, inequality and climate change. The unit will also help you to develop a toolkit of transferable skills that will boost your employability.
You will hear from leaders who are influencing change in the world around us, including some of the university's leading academics and leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
The LIA 10 credit online unit is delivered entirely via Blackboard and is available in both semester 1 and 2. You will work through online learning modules, released at intervals through the semester. Each learning module uses a range of bespoke audio/video inputs, case studies, and interactive elearning activities designed to enhance your learning and understanding. You will discuss the topics covered in the learning modules in online discussion boards, as part of an interdisciplinary group of around 25 students, supported throughout by a dedicated eTutor.
Alternatively, you can opt to take the 20 credit version of the unit, which runs over both semesters. You will complete the LIA online unit in semester 1 and, supported by your eTutor, will complete an independent research project on a topic of your own choosing in semester 2.
- Ongoing, end of module assessments, including discussions and short online tests (20%)
- 2x written assignments: Choice of tasks with a leadership focus (80%)
- Ongoing, end of module assessments, including discussions and short online tests (10%)
- 2x written assignments: Choice of tasks with a leadership focus (40%)
- Preparation for Research Project, including completion of Project Idea and Project Proposal (10%)
- 3000 word report on own choice of individual research project on a leadership theme (40%)
|Sian Yeowell||Unit coordinator|
Students who successfully complete an LIA unit and 15, 25 or 40 hours of approved volunteering will be awarded the prestigious Manchester Leadership Programme Certificate (Bronze, Silver or Gold).