Leadership Self Awareness and Self Empowerment HEA4037


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

This module focuses on reflection to determine: the type of leader the student is; the type of leader they aspire to be and why; and the action that will be taken to further their leadership development. This will be supported by group work, debate, action learning sets and student led seminars to create a learning community.

For information on the impact of Covid19 on our teaching, please see our Covid19 Teaching Update page.

Module Code: HEA4037
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

The module is targeted at healthcare professionals working in a clinical role (e.g. allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses, doctors, paramedics) and those working in a non-clinical role (e.g. social workers, patient advocates, voluntary sector).

What are the key aims of the programme?

The aim of the module is to facilitate leadership self-awareness and self-management in order to empower health and social care workers to develop their leadership skills. The focus will include personal reflection, peer review and self-awareness tools such as emotional intelligence, psychometric testing and action learning.

How Will I Study?

This module is normally studied over 12 sessions, one half day session per week for 19 weeks. In addition students can 'opt in' to attend 4 Action Learning Sets. The module runs over two semesters.

What will I study?

  • Psychometric theory and tools;
  • Emotional Intelligence;
  • Leadership approaches;
  • Leadership self-awareness and self-empowerment;
  • 360 theory;
  • Case studies;
  • Action Learning Sets;
  • Reflective models.

How will I be assessed?

A personal leadership development plan.

On successful completion you will:

Critique own leadership skills, qualities and competencies and formulate an action plan to facilitate your future development.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2020

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Tue 8th Sep 2020

Session Times:
Please note that as a response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it may be necessary to deliver some or all of the workshops online. If this is the case, you are still required to book study leave and to be available to attend the live online workshop sessions. You will be notified of any such changes to the delivery of the module on application.
Workshop 1
  • Tuesday 8th September 2020, 1pm-5pm
  • Workshop 2
  • Tuesday 15th September 2020, 1pm-5pm
  • Workshop 3
  • Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 1pm-5pm
  • Workshop 4
  • Tuesday 29th September 2020, 1pm-5pm
  • Workshop 5
  • Tuesday 6th October 2020, 1pm-5pm
  • Workshop 6
  • Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1-4pm
  • Workshop 7
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 1-4pm
  • Workshop 8
  • Tuesday 10th November 2020, 1-4pm
  • Workshop 9
  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 1-4pm
  • Workshop 10
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1-4pm
  • Formative presentation
  • Tuesday 1st December 2020, 1-4pm
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

    For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

    For further information regarding module content, please contact Module Coordinator Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 or email moenc@edgehill.ac.uk.


    This module can only be undertaken if you have been accepted onto the MSc Leadership Development programme. It can, however, be undertaken as an access module to the programme if you do not have a prior degree.