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Leading Change

Leading Change

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Leading and managing effective change has assumed pivotal importance for leaders in all health and social care organisations.  As the pace of change in the external environment continues to increase and new technologies disrupt traditional ways of working; this module aims to assist you in exploring issues around change from varying perspectives, but focusing in particular on the role of leadership and organisation development (OD) in supporting sustainable change.

Who the course is aimed at

All health and social care professionals, including third sector or private organisations.

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

You will be supported to develop:

  • a critical appraisal of theory and practice in relation to management and leadership of organisational change and development
  • an applied understanding of a range of change and OD theories to your own role and work context.
  • a critical analysis of obstacles to effective change and organisational development, in particular the role of culture.
  • a detailed understanding of the implications of change and OD theory and practice for your own leadership development.

What you learn

In this module you will develop a deep understanding of organisational change and culture and the evidence of what makes change initiatives successful focusing in particular on the role of leadership and organisation development (OD) in supporting sustainable change. You will undertake an evaluation of a recent or current change initiative in your own organisation in order to reflect on the effectiveness of the change process and make evidence based recommendations for future change management practice.

General areas covered

  • Change - epistemological and ontological perspectives
  • Mapping the field of theories and strategies for managing change
  • Introduction to OD as a discipline
  • Emergent change vs. planned approaches
  • Managing change in complex systems
  • Resistance, transition and resilience:  strategies for making progress.
  • Culture, organisational politics and change

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

  • Reflective and critical thinking
  • Academic writing

Fees and Funding for 2022/23

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,415

EU / International students: £2410 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • You must have experience of studying and writing at level 6.
    • You must have access to a reliable internet connection
    • Where English is not your first language you must be able to supply IELTS scores.

    The above must be evidenced in your application form.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to begin delivery in September 2022. For more information please contact the Module Leader.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Dr Tony Smith - or contact the student experience team:

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