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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

Page last updated 15 November 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 documentation including a copy of their CV listing work experience and 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 Bristol Business Engagement 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 learner 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) £725 (2017/18 accademic year)

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.

Dates for the academic year 2018/19 will be announced in the summer 2018.

Please complete our enquiry form below to be notified when new dates are available.

How to apply

How to apply

You can apply online for this CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone module or as part of our postgraduate (Masters level) programme on a flexible study basis.

As this module carries university accreditation, once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university.

·  An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including a work or academic reference)

·  A brief personal statement to support your application

·  A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied

·   A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport

·  If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage regarding required levels for study

On acceptance onto the module, you will be registered onto our student system to give you access to university resources, including the library and your module BlackBoard site where course materials and pre-reading/work will be posted.

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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