Postgraduate Course: Mentoring and Coaching for Service Change Across Organisational Boundaries (ISSH11005)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Mentoring and coaching are used by many institutions in both public and private sectors to support staff development and learning and help staff progress towards personal and organisational goals. A basic definition of mentoring and coaching is a relationship between two people with learning and development as the purpose. Knowledge, skills and experience-sharing are key to the success of the relationship.
The course builds on approaches to leading and managing change in complex organizational environments developed during the PG Certificate Programme Making Integration Work and the Certificate level MSc in Integrated Service Improvement. These approaches have proved helpful to students, providing both critical insight into change and modernisation processes, and practical skills in handling the challenges that arise. Students will draw on their practical experience, in combination with knowledge and understanding of service change in contemporary public and voluntary sector health and social care services.
Teaching and learning methods used will be a mixture of short lectures, interactive practice sessions, self-directed learning and self-reflection/journaling.
Importantly, the students will be required, as part of their course work and assessments, to establish and develop two peer-mentoring relationships with fellow students on the course a) as a Mentor b) as a Mentee, and be expected to engage in mentoring sessions between seminars.
The three one-day seminars will include both theory and practice, with an emphasis on facilitated practitioner skills development, and grounded in a context of Integrated Service Improvement.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||An assignment of up to 4000 words, in three parts.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding:
* critical understanding of the challenges facing managers striving to manage and facilitate change in complex inter-organizational change contexts.
* robust consideration of the issues associated with gaining the necessary leadership skills in relation to intra- and inter-organisational change processes.
* critical awareness of the theoretical and practical issues associated with mentoring within the context of change in complex inter-organizational environments, including the opportunities and constraints relating to mentoring practice in their own organisations
They will be able to demonstrate the following cognitive skills:
* critical appraisal of the dynamics of mentoring relationships, and how they will impact on the individuals and their organisations in an inter-organisational service milieu;
* critical use of reflection and summarisation skills as a 'self-directing' learning methodology;
* critical evaluation of the processes and outcomes of the mentor/mentee relationship.
* critical awareness of the boundaries of mentoring.
They will be able to demonstrate the following practical skills:
* ability to agree the learning/development expectations, processes and boundaries of a mentoring relationship;
* ability to apply the appropriate interpersonal communication skills, attitudes and approaches for developing others;
* ability to apply the framework, toolkits, and best practice of mentoring, including an ethical approach.
* knowing when and where to seek help in their mentoring roles within their own organisation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ailsa Cook
Tel: (0131 6)50 3881
|Course secretary||Miss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
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