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SCX8004 : SCX8005 - Leadership for Climate Change and Sustainability

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jenny Davidson
  • Owning School: School X
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
  • Capacity limit: 49 student places

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


The module enables the development of knowledge, understanding and practice of leadership for Climate Change and Sustainability. The module provides the opportunity to enhance the skills of making sense of leadership theories, organisational complexities, and strategy-as-practice. By the end of the module, students will have: 

• Understood and evaluated leadership theories in relation to climate change and sustainability

• Understood and evaluated strategy-as-practice in the context of climate change and sustainability

• Understood and evaluated organisational complexities and their strategic implications for climate change and sustainability

Outline Of Syllabus

The module combines online learning and lectures with interactive workshops. Core teaching is delivered via lectures and online. Workshops are used to explore and evaluate the core syllabus and use social learning practices to support multidisciplinary learning.

Syllabus will include:

• Understanding self within processes and practices of leadership, including responsible and relational leadership practices.

• Personal and organisational development, and personal and organisational values (micro-meso)

• Organisational and team dynamics (relational leadership – meso-level practices)

• Collaborative relationships – multidisciplinary, cross-functional and transnational working

• People development, engagement and inclusion (including the importance of self-awareness, emotional, social and cultural intelligence, empathy and compassion) for climate change and sustainability

• Strategy-as-practice, including co-creating, developing, implementing and reviewing strategies with and through key stakeholders

Exploration of the UN Inner Development Goals

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
CategoryActivityNumberLengthStudent HoursComment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities Module talk 2 1:00 2:00

Module talk at outset to present module/ icebreaker sessions to build module community

Module talk at the end to discuss learning and module experience with students.

Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities Lecture 8 1:00 8:00 One per week
Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities Small group teaching 8 2:00 16:00 To support sense making of lecture content
Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities Drop-in/surgery 2 1:00 2:00 N/A
Structured Guided Learning Structured research and reading activities 25 1:00 25:00 Asynchronous online
Guided Independent Study Reflective learning activity 20 1:00 20:00 N/A
Guided Independent Study Independent study 77 1:00 77:00 N/A
Guided Independent Study Assessment preperation and completion 60 1:00 60:00 N/A
Total 210:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship