- Module code: IB95U
- Module name: Leadership in the UK Public Sector
- Department: Warwick Business School
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
"1. To understand the current challenges underpinning public sector leadership; 2. To examine models of public sector leadership; 3. To develop an awareness of the links between leadership effectiveness and improvement and innovation within public services; 4. To enhance the facility for political awareness; 5. To develop skills in political awareness; 6. To examine the concept of Public Value; 7. To explore methods for creating public value; 8. To understand the structural implications and differentiation of working with hierarchies, markets and networks; 9. To critically evaluate the implications for leadership practice of moving from bureaucracies to networks. "
Principal learning outcomes
Subject knowledge and understanding: Explain and evaluate current challenges in public sector leadershipDemonstrate an understanding of the different models of public sector leadership; Better understand the dynamics and possibilities underpinning public value; Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the strategic triangle; Develop an appreciation of the relationships between hierarchies, networks and markets. Cognitive Skills; Critically evaluate adaptive leadership and provide suitable behaviour as role models; Evaluate the value of political awareness in the context of improving effectiveness; Demonstrate cognitive skills relating to the value of applying conceptual models to the context of the government agenda for the public services. Key Skills; Demonstrate political skills and political acuity within a leadership context; Demonstrate the ability to apply the theoretical material to specific workplace contexts; Evaluate and develop practice for moving from bureaucracies to networks; Subject-Specific/Professional Skills; Use a number of approaches that enable a more effective operation;Apply the conceptual material to the issues of innovation and change in the FRS.
Timetabled teaching activities
"Total contact hours: 35 hours. Lectures per week: 4 x 6 hrs. Seminars per week: 4 x 1.5 hrs Tutorials per week: 4 x 1hr group tutorial 1 x 1hr individual tutorial. Module duration (weeks, if applicable) 4 days. "
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: IB95U-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||3000 word essay||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (Fire and Rescue Service) (N1Y1) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership (Fire and Rescue Service) (N1Z9) - Year 2