By Dr Kenneth Grech
The Professional Leader and Manager are delivered by STC on behalf of the Wolverhampton Business School, University of Wolverhampton. It is a Level 5 course with 30 credits aimed at students who wish to further develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding of the leadership process and various management approaches in the business world. Several topics of interest are covered, including human resource management, motivation, change management, dealing with stress as a manager, managing teams, the influence of power and culture, managing in a multiethnic and multicultural environment and the role of a leader and manager at the strategic and operational level. The module takes an interpretative, formative and reflexive approach, with practical examples and case studies used to augment and enrich the students’ experience. Assessment is both case-based and also students give an oral presentation to assess their communication skills.