NBS8696 : Personal and Development Planning (Inactive)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aims of the module are to:

•Develop advanced knowledge and critical understanding of personal and professional
development issues;
•Provide a structured mechanism and supported framework for professional leadership
which helps students to develop key professional and employability skills;
•Enhance students’ confidence in leading and working effectively in cross-cultural teams in
business environments through self-directed learning activities;
•Enable students to critically reflect on and evaluate their own personal and professional skills
development and to plan their future career, personal and professional development.
•Explore the challenges which cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary change brings to both
collaboration and effective leadership and the implications of this for leadership styles and

Outline Of Syllabus

6 workshops during Semester 1 and Semester 2 to include the following topics:
•       Self awareness and reflective learning
•       Organisational and personal change
•       Working effectively in teams
•       Leadership and the role of leaders in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary situations
•       Presentation skills
•       Networking skills
•       Personal resilience, stress and time management
•       Introduction to psychological type
•       Emotional intelligence
•       Negotiation and influencing skills

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading182:0082:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops63:0018:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module aims to ensure that all students have developed their interpersonal and
professional skills in addition to their academic and practical business knowledge. The emphasis is on student
development through self-reflective learning and planning.
An advisor will support the students and work with them individually to help enable them to become self
-reflecting learning practitioners, able to meet their personal goals. The Personal Development Planning (PDP)
system allows the students to log their individual evidence of action-planning and skills development throughout the
ER programme. This is assessed through the submission of a PDP.
A variety of teaching and learning strategies are implemented to ensure the achievement of intended learning

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio3M1002000 word reflective report to include a Personal Development Portfolio and 3 individual learning logs of 300-500 words each
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment is a reflective report of 2000 words to include a Personal Development Portfolio, accompanied by 3
individual learning logs of 300-500 words each as evidence of personal and professional development.
The personal development plan examines the intended learning outcome: have knowledge of and competence in key
skills required in personal and professional development. The final written personal development portfolio assesses
students’ abilities of self-directed learning and reflection on personal experiences relating to leadership, change and
individual aims and objectives..

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