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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Leadership and Human Resource Management
Module Code ES584
School 79
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Margaret Farren
Semester 2: Margaret Farren
Autumn: Margaret Farren
Module TeachersMargaret Farren
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The purpose of the module is to equip students with skills and knowledge in leadership. The application of concepts around the recruitment, selection and retention of talent and connecting leadership with equality and diversity will be explored. There will be an opportunity to examine coaching and mentoring in the workplace. Students will also delve into the meaning of strategic thinking, strategy development and leadership.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explore a range of leadership styles in an organisational setting.
2. Examine Strategic Thinking, Strategy Development and Leadership in organisations.
3. Describe the key elements of talent management, coaching and mentoring and performance appraisal.
4. Recognise and harness the potential of the workforce in a complex and diverse working environment.
5. Outline the practice of human resource management
6. Be aware of your own role as a leader.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity24On-Line Engagement
Independent Study138Reading
Assignment Completion68Completion of two assessment tasks
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Leadership Styles

Strategic Thinking, Strategy Development and Leadership

Diversity and Equity.

Selection, engagement and retention of staff

Managing performance through coaching and mentoring

Managing talent and developing leaders

Value Based Leadership and Culture

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Written ExamAssignment.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Lumby, J. & Fenwick, W.E.: 2010, Leadership as Lunacy, Corwin, Thousand Oaks,
  • Zachary, Lois J., author; Fischler, Lory A.,: 2014, Starting strong: a mentoring fable, Jossey-Bass,
  • Ross-Gordon, Jovita M., et al. (editors): 2015, Transforming adults through coaching, San Francisco, California : Jossey-Bass,
  • Daniel Goleman: 2019, The Emotionally Intelligent Leader, Harvard Business Review Press;,
  • Cox, E. (editor): 2014, The complete handbook of coaching, SAGE,
  • Clutterbuck, D. et al.: 2017, The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring, SAGE Publications,
  • Martocchio, J: 2019, Human Resource Management,
  • Hughes, H.: 2021, Mentoring in Schools: How to become an expert colleague: How to become an expert colleague - aligned with the Early Career Framework, Crown House Publishing,
  • Fullan, M.: 2019, Nuance : why some leaders succeed and others fail, Corwin,
  • Young, T.: 2020, The making of a leader : what elite sport can teach us about leadership,, Robinson,
  • Fleming, P.: 2019, Successful middle leadership in secondary schools, Routledge,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MEMLMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (Leadership)

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