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Professional course

Personal and Organisational Management

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Twelve two hour sessions scheduled over a period of 12 weeks
Course director:
Virginia Power

Page last updated 13 February 2017


Aimed at current and aspiring managers, this module seeks to develop students' communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to developing their reflective practice and ability to identify personal development needs. At the organisational level, the module equips each student to manage change, lead teams and implement workplace projects.

Entry requirements

Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent,) or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.

Careers / Further study

This module can be taken as a stand alone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Information Management Award.



This module will cover the following topic areas:

  • Introduction to Personal and Organisational Management: Overview of the module; what do we mean by personal management; what do we mean by organisational management; key theories and practice.
  • Personal Data Management and Content Curation: Understanding our own approach to how we manage our personal data and information; looking at a range of social media tools to support our personal data management.
  • Managing yourself and others: Presentation Skills and Writing Strategically: Opportunity to learn about good presentation techniques, tools and practice; learning how to write effective reports, summaries and strategic documentation. Designing communications; analysing your audience; researching and developing content.
  • Managing yourself and others: Interpersonal Skills and Team Management: What are interpersonal skills and why they are essential skills for managers; employability skills; managing teams - theory and practice.
  • Change Management: How to manage change in a library and information services environment; key change management theories; analysis of forces and opportunities for change; planning, managing and evaluating change; assessing and meeting development needs of staff.
  • Introduction to the PKSB (full framework) and Assessment Tutorials: Introduction to the Personal Knowledge and Skills Base framework to analyse skills and development needs; exploring the role of the assessment process.
  • Financial Management: Managing the Library Budget: Why we budget; role of the manager in financial decision making; budget models; income generation.
  • Marketing and Promotion: Planning a marketing and promotion strategy: Investigating the role of effective marketing and promotion plans for a library and information service; tools and techniques; 7 stage marketing planning.
  • Workforce Planning: Business plans, service plans and profiling your workforce: Investigating strategic workforce planning models; succession planning; workforce challenges; workforce profiling tools.
  • Talent Management: Training and Compliance: Attracting, managing and developing talent; effective appraisals; the brand called YOU!
  • Effective Leadership: What is a leader; key leadership theories; evaluating your own leadership style.
  • Professional Networks and CPD: What is networking and how is it beneficial to managers; key networking tools for effective information gathering; maintaining your CPD.


Assessment is through a piece of written coursework and a group presentation.

For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.


Study facilities

The University has excellent facilities, accessible to all students, as required; however, it is expected that much of the work will be carried within the work environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information


Course dates

Bookings for the 2016/17 run of this module are now closed. Please complete an enquiry form to receive information once the 2017/18 academic year run of this module becomes available.


UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: For all queries, please complete the online enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87265

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