Assessment Criteria Assignment task
Using examples from your research or volunteering/work experience, create a reflective portfolio on leadership and teamwork in the public, private or voluntary sector.
The portfolio should include a 2500-word discussion with
- A critical discussion of leadership theories and what they seek to explain.
- A summary of a journal article on leadership and conflict in an organization.
- A critical reflection on different styles of leadership from your work or volunteering experience.
Throughout, you should use literature to underpin your discussion of the theories, and you should give
evidence to support the examples that you select. Also, include images of relevant material to make a
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your
achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1: Review, evaluate and develop one’s own leadership and team skills to work towards leading and
LO 2: Critically analyse the challenges and issues of leadership in community settings
LO 3: Critically analyse structural and cultural elements of organisations and their purpose
LO 4: Critically evaluate theories, approaches and strategies for optimising employee engagement and
commitment for the benefit of ethical learning organisations
• The text should be 1.5 line spaced
LC665 Leadership and
Module leader: Dawn Evans
No. and type:
CW1: Portfolio Assessment
time and date:
20-Jan-2023 before 2 pm Target feedback
time and date:
Three weeks after
• Font must be Arial 12
• Follow the reference guidelines
• Assessment must be within +or – 10% of specified word count
- Submit the assignment electronically via e-submission on LSST Connect before 2pm. Make
sure you are familiar with the e-submission process prior to the deadline. Please do not attempt to
submit assignments to lecturers or in hard copy as these methods are not permitted.
- You are reminded that it is your responsibility to keep both an electronic and a hard copy of your
assignment for future reference. You may be required to produce a copy of your assignment.
- You are reminded of the University’s regulations on cheating and plagiarism. In submitting your
assignment you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations.
• Late submission within 10 days of the deadline will result in the mark for the assignment being
capped at 40%. Beyond 10 days the work will not be marked.
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard referencing style as defined in Cite Them Right
Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and
Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11
th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. Copies are available via the University library.
How your work will be assessed
Your work will be assessed against the assessment criteria which have been provided at the end of this
• Understanding of the task
• Fulfilment of all aspects of the assessment task
• Critical analysis
• Use and application of theory
• Coherence, structure & presentation
• Breadth and quality of gathered evidence and research
• Referencing and reference list
These criteria have been designed specifically for this assignment and are intended to measure the extent
to which you have demonstrated your achievement of its associated learning outcomes (see above). They
have been aligned with the institutional grade descriptor appropriate for your level.
The assessment criteria provide a basis for fair and consistent marking and indicate what is expected of
you in this assignment. It is strongly recommended that you engage with them while you are working on
the assignment and use them in combination with any feedback you receive once your work has been
marked to help you plan for future learning and development.
• You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic integrity, which can be viewed on the
University website: https://www.bucks.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2021-07/academic-integritypolicy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and
understood these regulations
• Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will
be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded,
but will be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard.
Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.
Before you submit
• Please use the provided checklist below to make sure you are ‘fit to submit’ your work
• We recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment brief to help you plan