Core Module Information
Module title: Managing Through Others

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM09601
Module leader: Malcolm McGregor
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

You will attend 3 workshops aimed at providing a supportive learning environment for discussing and exploring key issues in relation to managing through others: reviewing how you communicate with others and manage performance; motivate and engage staff; manage discipline and grievances; and critically evaluating your impact upon your team's performance. At the end of each workshop you will participate in reflective activities that will allow you to develop a minimum of 3 critically reflective action plans (one for each workshop) drawing on the knowledge you have gained throughout the workshops to enhance your practice.Two of these action plans will subsequently be developed into reflective reports outlining your actions and outcomes and the knowledge skills, personal development and learning in relation to the module content. Practice based recommendations will facilitate ongoing personal and professional development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Analyse and evaluate how you manage through others in relation to: how you manage performance; motivate and engage staff; manage discipline and grievances; and your impact upon your team's performance
LO2: Develop a minimum of 3 learning plans for you to carry out in your workplace in relation to the workshops covering: communication; how you manage performance; motivate and engage staff; manage discipline and grievances; and your impact upon your team's performance
LO3 Implement these plans within the workplace demonstrating your competence in people management practices
LO4: Develop reflexivity in relation to the plans that you have implemented for the whole module

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Norma D'Annunzio-Green
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module adopts a practice-based learning philosophy and teaching is designed around a series of 3 interactive and participate workshops. These workshops (LO'S 1-4) are designed to enable you to reflect upon and develop your leadership knowledge skills and capabilities as a 'reflective practitioner', becoming more self-aware of your leadership style and adopting practical approaches to develop in the context of your organisation and continually improve your leadership approach. The workshops will be highly interactive and collaborative, facilitated by a subject expert. The workshops will draw on a range of approaches to structure your learning such as case studies, self-assessment tools, individual and group debates and exercises drawing on a range of academic and practitioner materials and role plays. Moodle is used to provide all materials and as a resource base for you to structure your learning and communicate with workshop tutors.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will take place throughout each workshop. As action plans are developed the programme leader will review drafts and provide formative assessment and feedback on these. You are also encouraged within the workshops to share your ideas with other students and receive formative feedback from your colleagues. Workshop leaders will provide ongoing feedback on workshop activities such as case study responses and role play skills development.

Summative Assessment:
For each workshop you will submit an action plan (LO’s 1-2, 250 words each plan). This is based on a current practice-based issue relating to the learning outcomes of the workshop and in the context of your current role within your organisation. The action plans will specify what the issue is and how it will add value to you, your team and your organisation. It will also map out the detail relating to how, when and with what support you intend to complete the plan.
For 2 of the above action plans you will then complete a reflective report (LO’s 3-4, 2000 words) You will reflect on what you did and the outcomes of your action plans. You will reflect on what you learned and what you will change in the future from both a professional and personal perspective. You will link your reflections with the academic learning from the module and you will detail any further development needs arising from your reflections.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Reflective Log 100 1-4 12 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM09601 Managing Others