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MGMT7015 - Management & Community

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Title:Management & Community
Long Title:Management & Community
Module Code:MGMT7015
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: Recent trends in the Third Sector have meant that the Irish State (as elsewhere) requires greater accountability and transparency. In this context, effective management skills are of increasing importance to the community worker. This module explores management principles and practices in a theoretically-informed fashion. It includes inputs on funding, employment legislation as well as human resource (HR) issues.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate some of the key theoretical approaches, including feminist approaches, to the management of community and voluntary organisations
LO2 Critically review processes of funding and project management in community work
LO3 Analyse key employment related legislation as it relates to the Third Sector in Ireland
LO4 Evaluate competence in addressing key HR issues in the community work place
LO5 Reflect on the nature of effective management styles for community practice
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theoretical Approaches
Classical management theory, human relations theory, neo-human relations theory, system theory, feminist management theory.
Funding Sources
Ireland and EU initiatives - Statutory and Third Sector; funding applications: the use of web-based application process; Departmental reporting mechanisms.
Human Resource Management
Human resource management and the Irish legislative context; managing diversity; conflict resolution and managing volunteers.
Best Practice Human Resource Processes
Staffing; recruitment and selection; retention, communication; stress management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-Class Test on topics related to theoretical approaches to management at community level 1 15.0 Week 7
Essay Assignment - for example, an essay on managerial knowledge, skills and competence in the community work context. Essay given in Week 2. 2,3 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Journal of Learning 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Daft, L. (with the assistance of Patricia G. Lane) 2013, Organisation Theory & Design, 11 Ed., Ch. 1 - 3, South Western Cengage Learning [ISBN: 1111221294]
  • DuBrin, A. J. & Duane Ireland R. 1993, Management and Organisation, Ch. 1 - 4, College Division, South-Western Publishing [ISBN: 0538074515]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 5 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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