MG2804: Leading Teams

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 13 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 6hr(s) Workshops; 1 x 3hr(s) Other (E-mentoring); Other (Self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Anthony Mcdonnell, Department of Management and Marketing.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: The purpose of this module is to assist students in the development of enhanced team leadership skills through an exploration of models of team leadership and a greater understanding of team dynamics. It will also help students to address conflict in teams, motivate teams and enhance team performance.
Module Content: · Introduction to leadership
· Introduction to groups and teams
· Understanding team composition and dynamics
· Models of team Leadership – theory and practice
· Team roles and interpersonal communication
· Organisation and group culture
· Conflict in teams
· Motivating teams
· Appraising and enhancing team performance.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss key team leadership theories and related concepts.
  • Explain the dynamics of leadership and teamwork.
  • Critique the role of leadership and its key importance in developing high performance teams.
  • Apply team leadership skills within their organisation.
  • Identify areas for personal development and growth as a team leader.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on a team-based project.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,500 word group project (140 marks); 1 x 500 word individual reflection on group project (20 marks); Individual oral presentation (40 marks)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module co-ordinator.).

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