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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 8
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Personal and Professional Development
Reference Code: BB8 801
STAGE
Award
Fall Semester 1
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.5 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.5 Hours per week

Personal and Professional Development Module

Taking the Initiative and building self-confidence

The indicative syllabus includes confidence building and development.

  • Developing your initiative.
  • Building self-confidence.
  • Identifying opportunities and improvements.
  • Developing persistence.

Resilience & Confidence Building

 Time & Stress Management

  • Effective time management techniques
  • Stress Management strategies

Resilience & Confidence Building

  • Resilience through a ‘growth mindset’
  • Cognitive strategies.
  • Positivity vs denial.
  • The importance of a positive mental attitude.
  • The power of positive expectation.
  • Overcoming fear.
  • Understanding comfort zones.
  • Challenge and reward.

Critical & Analytical Thinking

Personal and Professional Development

  • Critical & Analytical thinking skills.
  • Creative thinking skills.
  • Problem solving skills.

Professional development - Conflict Management

  • Influencing skills.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Negotiation.
  • Understanding communication styles.
  • Dealing with conflict.
  • Conflict Management

 Group Dynamics and Teamwork

  • Fundamental group dynamics.
  • Group Development and politics.
  • Developing trust and supporting relationships.
  • Developing high performing teams.
  • Coaching techniques.

Employability Skills

  • Analysis of existing skills.
  • CV preparation.
  • Interview skills.
  • Planning your career.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Demonstrate self-confidence, professional capabilities, key interpersonal and employability skills.
LO 2
Identify typical stressors and practice effective time management and coping skills for stress management.
LO 3
Critically evaluate conflict management methodologies and practice self-reliance and confidence building skills.
LO 4
Assess the wide-reaching benefits of effective teamwork and explore how groups can be transformed into high performing teams.
LO 5
Evaluate key critical & analytical thinking skills.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5
CA
100%

Aims & Objectives

The aims of this module are to enable the learner to:

    • Assist the learners to develop the attributes that are most valuable in preparing them for work and life.
    • Enhance the coping skills and learners and their sense of control and wellbeing in the critical skills of conflict management, confidence building and resilience.
    • Strengthen the learners’ teamwork and group work abilities
    • Carry out a self-analysis and career plan that will assist the learners’ personal and professional development.
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