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2. Be able to explain different approaches to developing leaders and managers and the role of the learning and development function.

CIPD Candidate Assessment Activity

Title of unit/s

Developing Leadership & Management Skills

Unit No/s

5LMS

Level

5

Credit value

6

Assessment method(s)

1.    Essay

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

1    Understand the distinction between leadership and management.

1.1     Describe a range of meanings attached to the concepts of leadership and management.

1.2     Justify distinctions drawn between leadership and management.

2    Be able to explain different approaches to developing leaders and managers and the role of the learning and development function.

2.1     Evaluate a range of approaches for developing leaders and managers.

2.2     Discuss the role of the L&D function in providing leadership and management development.

3    Understand how to ensure the ownership and success of leadership and management development programmes.

3.1     Identify indicators of success for leadership and management development programmes.

3.2     Justify methods to ensure the success of leadership and management development programmes.

Assessment brief/activity

Drawing on the literature and/or current organisational practice, write an essay where you should:

1. Describe at least three interpretations (each) of the concepts of leadership and management.1.1

2. Explain and justify distinctions drawn between the concepts of leadership and management.1.2

3. Evaluate at least four different approaches for developing leaders and managers2.1

4. Provide at least five examples of how the L&D function can support leadership and management development2.2

5. Identifies at least four indicators of success for leadership and management development programmes3.1

6. Provide a rationale for at least three methods to ensure the success of leadership and management development programmes3.2

Evidence to be produced / required

  • A written essay of 3,000 words +/- 10%
  • All reference sources should be acknowledged correctly, and a bibliography provided where appropriate (these should be excluded from the word count).

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