As well as enhancing the students’ knowledge of Leadership and Management theory, the module requires them to demonstrate that they can apply the principles learned appropriately in a practice situation and critically reflect of their effectiveness. Content and outcomes are linked to Free to Lead, Free to Care ((WAG 2009), National Occupational Standards (NOS) for management and leadership and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.
What you will study
Leadership in practice; Leadership styles, the darker side of leadership, reality of leadership, leadership stories, making difficult decisions, whistle blowing, managing the media, managing meetings, interviewing, managing conflict, influencing people.
Reflection: reflection and the reflective process, models of reflection.
Empowerment: empowerment theory, understanding self and role, decision-making, problem solving, influencing, negotiating, political awareness, responsibility and accountability, networks, clinical supervision; power – using, enabling, in teams, shifting power bases, motivational theories.
Resource Management: influence and conflict, financial management, business planning, business cases, professional issues, HR policy.
Risk Management: principles and theories, history of risk management, the risk management process, risk management tools, influences on risk management.