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Professional course

Leading Change

About this course

Course code:
Z20000051
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Bristol Business School
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Three days
Course director:
Dr Jenni Wilkinson and Anita Gulati

Page last updated 20 January 2017

Introduction

Bristol Business School's portfolio of professional courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business.

Part of our professional course portfolio includes undergraduate and postgraduate level modules, available to study as a standalone module outside of the full programme qualification. Giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you, whether for personal development or towards a full academic qualification.

Module introduction

This 15 credit postgraduate level module in Leading Change will aim to provide you with opportunities to develop an understanding of theoretical models, skills and frameworks to underpin change leadership practice.

Who is it for?

This module will benefit those who wish to develop their understanding of and skills in leading change. Those who occupy positions of management, as well as those who aspire to such positions, require the knowledge and skills to lead and manage change initiatives and to work within a changing context.

What do I get out of it?

  • A deep understanding of different theories of change and factors which contribute to leading successful change programmes within organisation contexts
  • Identify the prime internal and external drivers of organisational change
  • Critical awareness of the key roles, behaviours, and processes in the effective leadership of change
  • Opportunity to develop own skills as reflective practitioners of change leadership
  • Develops organisational capacity to lead complex change programmes

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although students will be asked to submit a copy of their CV listing work experience and/or previous study to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Careers / Further study

This module counts towards our PG Certificate in Leadership and Management and PG Certificate in Leadership and Management (Coaching and Mentoring)

Structure

Content

What does it cover?

  • Change theory and practice
  • Organisation Development
  • Creative cultures and learning organisations
  • Change agents - roles and relationships
  • Planning and implementation issues
  • Evaluating change - successful and unsuccessful change programmes
  • Change management tools and techniques e.g. force-field analysis, action planning

Learning and Teaching

The module has been designed to accommodate a range of different learning styles and to engage individuals actively in the learning process. The module works with the learners own experiences, it is participative, interactive and uses small group work.

Study time

What commitment do I have to make?

We would recommend approximately 150 hours including taught sessions and personal study time to complete the module and assessment. This is only a guideline and will depend highly on the participants learning abilities.

The assessment submission date will be set approximately six weeks after the last taught session. Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend this deadline once you have registered for the module. However, if for an unexpected reason you are unable to submit, the University does have an extenuating circumstances policy.

Assessment

As part of this module, you will be required to complete the following assessment by the set deadline:

  • Case study on change leadership practice
  • Critical reflections on case study

On successful completion of this assessment you will receive an overall module mark. This module may then be used towards a selection of our Master's level programmes.

Features

Study facilities

Our short courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

As a leaner at the University of the West of England, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Module fee (includes assessment) £715

Please note parking and refreshments are not provided as part of your course fee, however the university campus has parking available (at a small charge) and numerous catering outlets.

Course dates

There are currently no dates available for this course. Please contact us to register your interest and we will let you know when the course is next scheduled to run.

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87166

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