Welcome to Module 7 Management Skills.
This module focuses on the full range of management roles and tasks that you, as a youth development worker, may need to perform and about which you will need to know. The module begins by exploring the concept of management and the theories informing the practices of management. It then focuses on showing you how you can manage both the resources and the staff you are responsible for in order to complete the tasks you need to manage, and it also guides you through the management of organisational development and change. Key management processes are covered in detail, including managing time, managing yourself, managing resources, staff development, budgeting and monitoring expenditure, and managing communication and information technology.
Note that you will be asked to keep a learning journal for the duration of the module. This is an important part of your study programme and you will use it continually as you work through each unit. So make sure you have your journal handy – the notes and comments you record in it will form part of your formal assessment in this module. Your learning institution will inform you when to submit the learning journal for assessment.