SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code M1N226964
Module Leader Chikwanum Okecha
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

The Entrepreneurial Leadership modules aim to empower students with the mindsets and skills needed to create impactful solutions in their communities in order to drive positive impact and transformation across Africa. Specifically, the course develops students' self-awareness, self-motivation, empathy, ability to collaborate with others, and ability to practice responsible leadership by engaging with and motivating others. In this module, students will develop foundational knowledge and skills around awareness of self and others, while developing the ability to utilize human centered design to identify and validate problems. They will also be introduced to leadership paradigms and equipped with high level leadership competences that will enable them to craft their own leadership journeys.


Unit 1: Awareness of Self and the World Around You -360? Introduction to Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness and Reflection ? Self-Regulation and Self-Motivation (Proactivity) ? Identity and Passions, Interests, Causes, Skills (PICS) ? Validating Problems Unit 2: Understanding and Engaging Others -360? Self-Improvement ? Empathy ? Feedback ? Context Awareness ? Introduction to Human Centered Design-1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:1). Articulate the concept of self-awareness and its importance.2). Demonstrate a basic ability of self-awareness.3). Understand the importance and application of proactivity and responsibility4). Comprehend the significance of social awareness and empathy5). Understand and validate problems using human centered design and other business modelling tools

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will provide students with a foundation in building skills in leading self and engaging with others. A blended learning approach will be used to engage students in the module content. Students will be introduced to concepts and deepen their understanding of these concepts through facilitated classroom sessions. Students will also independently study content published on the online learning environment. Students will further deepen their understanding of all module content through peer learning. Students will receive further support during weekly Office Hours sessions with facilitators.

Indicative Reading

-360 Bariso, J. (2018). EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence. Borough Hall. Covey, S.R.,(2014). The 7 habits of highly effective people: powerful lessons in personal change. New York: Simon & Schuster. Dewall N. (2017). I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner-thanks to the science of self-control. Quartz. Available at: https://qz.com/1019928/i-went-from-sedentary-academic-to-100-mile-marathon-runner-thanks-to-the-science-of-self-control/ <https://qz.com/1019928/i-went-from-sedentary-academic-to-100-mile-marathon-runner-thanks-to-the-science-of-self-control/> [Accessed September 25, 2017]. Goleman, D. (2005). Emotional Intelligence. Bantam Books. Hattie, J., and Clarke, S. (2017). Visible Learning: Feedback. 1st ed. Routledge. IDEO.org (2015). The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design. -360 McIntosh, F. (2017). Congratulations, You're Self-Aware: Now What? Available at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/06/09/congratulations-youre-self-aware-now-what/#55ca030b6060 [Accessed <https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/06/09/congratulations-youre-self-aware-now-what/> June 9, 2017] -360 Osterwalder, A. and Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Wiley. Ries, E. (2004) The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Crown Business; USA. 2004 Rowean, P. (2016). Lean Ideation. Green Ivy. Senova, M. (2017). This Human: How to Be the Person Designing for Other People. BIS Publishers.

Transferrable Skills

Self-awareness Self-management Self-motivation Self-improvement Entrepreneurial Thinking Identifying Problems Critical Thinking & Analysis Business Intelligence Continuous iteration Effective written communication Feedback Empathy Collaboration Managing relationships

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 50.00
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 76.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 02 n/a 30.00 35% Who am I? essay, Individual problem statement
Course Work 04 n/a 30.00 35% Pitch Deck
Course Work 03 n/a 20.00 35% Weekly assessments
Course Work 01 n/a 20.00 35% Weekly assessments