|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours. 5 per student|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||2,000-2,500 word essay||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual Report||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Be able to understand and identify their own strengths and weaknesses in terms of management and communication skills;
* Be able to examine and develop a range of key management skills that will empower them as individuals and make them more effective communicators;
* Recognise that such skills include teamwork, preseentations, problem solving, decision-making, leadership and negotiation.
With the labour market constantly becoming more competitive there exists a real need for today's graduates to develop skills beyond academic knowledge in order to thrive in this environment. Such skills include team working, problem solving, decision-making, leadership, consulting and delivering written and oral presentations. These are sometimes referred to as 'soft skills'.
'Soft skills aren't about being warm, wet and hugging trees, more about knowing how to make what you want to happen, happen - knowing how to get what you want from humans.'
Prof David Sims, Director of MBA Programmes at Cass Business School, City University, London.
The Independent, Education & Careers, 20 January 2005.
It is therefore this module's aim to develop these skills and to provide the opportunity to experience them in action.
It is therefore the aim of this module to increase awareness of the need to develop such skills and provide the opportunity to experience them in action. The participative nature of this module will enable students to increase their confidence in group work and presentations through a series of practical sessions.
Interpersonal Communication - use of models
Verbal & Non-verbal Communication
Making Meetings Work
Identifyng Selection Criteria
Skills Analysis and Action Planning
Oral Presentations Exercise
Reading ListRecommended Text
Arredondo, Lani (2000) Communicating Effectively Other readings will be linked to each teaching session. Lecture material will be placed on Blackboard week by week. McGraw-Hill Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4