Summative Assessment(s) [Graded Assessment(s)]
Assessment: Reflective account
Assessment Component: Assessment weighting: Length: Assessed module learning outcome(s):
1 100% 3,000 words Learning Outcomes 1 and 2
Leadership and Management: Reflection and Personal Development
A 3000-word reflective account that
• incorporates leadership and management related theories and models,
• details assessment of a critical event,
• applies a reflective framework and
• presents concrete personal development plans.
Summative Assessment (Detailed Guidance)
Explanation of Assessment
• A detailed assessment of a critical event (e.g., incident, experience, implementation of a change) and a critical analysis of what happened, why you think it happened, what action you took and why. This will include a discussion of what was good or needed improvement. This includes:
• Reference to and incorporation of leadership and management related theories and models including leadership and management styles to discuss, analyse and critique the event including actions and outcomes.
• Explicit application of a reflective framework e.g., Driscoll or Rolfe, Gibbs or Kolb.
• The reflection will explicitly include plans for personal development in the last section of the reflection, which is:
‘Now What?’ for Driscoll or Rolfe,
‘Action Plan’, for Gibbs or
‘Plan’ or ‘Active Experimentation’ for Kolb.
• How leadership and management related theories and models are relevant or applied in your practice now and in the future, considering your leadership and management styles and related strengths.
• What you need to personally develop going forward and a concrete plan for achieving this with rationale (e.g., actions which are going to be taken with rationale). The actions need to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound (SMART).
• No individuals (including patients and staff) should be contacted.
• No staff, medical, health or any other records should be used.
• Confidentiality needs to be maintained including the explicit use of pseudonyms and, as appropriate, removal or modification of personal identifiers.
• Only one event should be discussed – the event that is discussed needs to be identified at the start (‘What?’ for Driscoll or Rolfe, ‘Description’, for Gibbs or ‘Experience’ for Kolb).
• The event needs to be written by you.
• The event cannot be extracted from another source e.g., the internet, books, journals.
The critical event can be:
• An incident in practice.
• An implementation of a change.
• An experience recently or previously encountered by you or colleagues.
• An experience in your current or previous health settings.
• An experience you have professionally discussed whilst maintaining confidentiality with other professionals.
• An experience encountered during your student placement (e.g., during your training).
• A fictitious experience, accommodating issues you would like to explore, within the confinements of the Learning Outcomes.
Your work needs to discuss, in relation to the critical event:
• Definition and explanation of leadership, management and followership
• Leadership theories
• Leadership theories related to health
• Leadership styles
• Management theories
• Change management
• Change management theories
• Resistance to change
• Use the headings as per the reflective framework you are using e.g., Driscoll or Rolfe, Gibbs or Kolb.
Major parts of your work
• The major parts of your work need to be:
‘So what?’ and ‘Now What?’ for Driscoll or Rolfe,
‘Analysis’, ‘Conclusions’ and ‘Action Plan’, for Gibbs or
‘Conceptualise’ or ‘Conceptualisation’ and ‘Plan’ or ‘Active Experimentation’ for Kolb.