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Leadership & Management in Adult Care

The unit ‘Leadership and Management in Adult Care’ explores the importance of leadership and management in the care sector.

You will be required to research and analyse different management and leadership styles and understand how they can impact service delivery and workplace culture. You will create service development in line with your organisation’s vision and communicate this effectively to others. In addition, you will lead your team and manage team-working.

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the application of theories of leadership & management

Learning Outcome 2: Understanding the importance of leadership and management in adult care settings

  • 2.1 Impacts of policy drivers on leadership and management in adult care services
  • 2.2 Reasons managers in adult care settings need both leadership and management skills
  • 2.3 Interactions between leadership and the values/culture of an organisation
  • 2.4 Systems that establish a culture of continual learning and development in the care setting
  • 2.5 Methods of creating an atmosphere which inspires a culture that is open, positive and inclusive
  • 2.6 Methods of promoting a service which encourages innovation and creativity in a positive and realistic manner

Learning Outcome 3: Lead commitment to a vision for the service

  • 3.1 Communicate forward thinking vision and strategy with confidence to inspire and engage others
  • 3.2 Engage with internal and external stakeholders to create awareness of the vision for service.
  • 3.3 Create service development plans to support the vision ensuring it is both shared and owned by those implementing and communicating the vision
  • 3.4 Implement strategies for involving stakeholders and others in decisions about service delivery

Learning Outcome 4: Provide leadership for a team in an adult care setting

  • 4.1 Adapt leadership and management styles to reflect different situations and stages in a care team’s development
  • 4.2 Develop trust and accountability within the team
  • 4.3 Build team commitment to the service and its values
  • 4.4 Develop, implement and review strategies that support positive value-based cultures in teams
  • 4.5 Manage workloads effectively

Learning Outcome 5: Manage team working

  • 5.1 Facilitate inclusion of team members when agreeing team objectives
  • 5.2 Develop and support innovation and creativity whilst planning team objectives and ensuring collective agreement
  • 5.3 Assign roles, detailing responsibilities and personal work objectives with team members
  • 5.4 Implement systems to support team members to work towards personal and team objectives and monitor progress
  • 5.5 Provide feedback on performance for individuals and the whole team
  • 5.6 Identify performance issues within the team addressing issues positively for ongoing
    development
  • 5.7 Recognise progress achieved towards team and personal work objectives