Degree and/or experience:
- Normally a good honours degree or equivalent is required. A degree in any subject will be considered. Work experience is useful but not essential.
English Language Requirement:
- In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
This course is delivered in three teaching blocks. Each block is taught over three consecutive days and is assessed by a work-based project.
Projects will not only ensure you are putting your skills to use, but are also designed to benefit your employer.
You will choose three of four available modules.
Classroom teaching is workshop-based to promote group discussion and the sharing of experience.
Managing the Human Aspects of Change - Organisational cultures, which are a reflection of the attitudes, values and beliefs of members, can either aid or impede change. On this module, you will gain practical skills and tools both to analyse these cultures and influence cultural change. The module encourages engagement with the often neglected human aspects of managing change.
Political and Institutional Perspectives on Change Management - This module is recommended for managers aiming to interpret and make sense of change initiatives coming from higher levels within the organisation. It focuses on the potentially large and unpredictable effects that political and economic events may have
The module presents multiple opportunities to explore complex cause and effect relationships systematically and creatively. It helps managers make appropriate judgements in the absence of complete data and to reach meaningful conclusions as to the likely impact of global changes on their organisation.
The Leadership of Change - This module is recommended for managers either involved in or anticipating leading change initiatives at all levels within organisations.
We now understand how successful change initiatives require a combination of effective leadership and effective management. The module will introduce you to leading change theories, models and concepts which inform these contemporary debates. It addresses how leaders communicate change, how they respond to and rethink resistance to change and how power and politics always informs leadership activities.
By the end of the module you will appreciate the challenges of leading change and the potential positive difference that the effective leadership of change can make.
Systems and Complexity Approaches to Change Management - This module is recommended for managers grappling with the unpredictable and repercussive effects of managing change under challenging circumstances.