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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Transform yourself - Personal agility
Module Code SB206
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Colette Real
Semester 2: Colette Real
Autumn: Colette Real
Module TeachersColette Real
Catherine Faherty
Cliona McParland
Orlagh Reynolds
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This is a blended learning module which seeks to raise awareness of, and encourage, personal agility. Learners will be exposed to a variety of tools and techniques assessing learning styles and approaches, as well as resources and exercises on building resilience. The module will focus on understanding and contributing to teams, as well as managing performance and communication and feedback. Underpinning the module learning are opportunities for peer mentoring, actor facilitated role playing as well as designing and delivering a charity fund-raising initiative. This module is the second of three Transform modules all of which feed into the on-going development of a virtual CV/e-portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

1. identify the competencies required to work effectively as a member of a team
2. gain an understanding and experience of collaboration (including via technology)
3. understand and evaluate various media for communication and presentation
4. understand the role and significance of personal development via networks and feedback

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Workshop12No Description
Directed learning30No Description
Portfolio Preparation30No Description
Online activity18No Description
Assignment Completion35No Description
Total Workload: 125

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

Personal Agility
Learning Styles, job demands and resources. Exploring resilience and dealing with change, set-backs and career shocks.

Team Dynamics
Significance of teamwork. Understanding varying team roles. Self-assessment of personal contribution to a team (Belbin and reflection exercise). Virtual and cross-cultural teamwork. Role modelling behaviour.

Managing Performance
Managing resources, flow, and conflict. Planning to meet goals, scenario planning and re-planning in light of unforeseen developments. Digital auditing and exploring the utility of digital tools in support of collaboration.

Communication & Feedback
Finding and using one’s voice. Types of knowledge and means of exchange (e.g. tacit versus explicit). Communication via different media. Social intelligence. Peer to peer mentoring

Career Capacity building
Developing potential and skills. Understanding the role and impact of networks. Appreciating the value and being open to feedback. Preparing for work placement

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activitySelf assessment and digital badges (e.g. team roles)20%n/a
ParticipationPeer to peer participation20%n/a
Professional PortfolioDevelopment and updating of e-portfolio20%n/a
Practical/skills evaluationActor facilitated role plays (team performance, feedback)0%n/a
Group project Charity challenge (design and run fund raising event)40%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

  • Cottrell, S.: 2021, Skills for Success [Part 2- People and Tasks], 4th Edition, MacMillan.,
  • De Rond, M.: 2012, There is an I in Team, Harvard Business Review Press.,
Other Resources

43993, Assessment, 0, Belbin team role profiles, 43994, Video interview, Woods, Denise, 0, The power of using your voice, https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-on-books/author-talks-denise-woods-on-the-power-of-voice, 43995, e-mail resource, 0, Harvard Management Tip of the Day, https://hbr.org/email-newsletters,
Programme or List of Programmes
DBIBSc in Digital Business and Innovation

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