Transition and Change Management

Available at all levels. This module may be studied either through workshop attendance or distance study.

The purpose of this module is to enable you to do that most challenging of things: help enable organisational change to take place. Change is an inescapable part of both social and organisational life, indeed the leitmotiv, a recurring theme, of contemporary organisational theory is that of managing and coping with change. It seems that organisations, and subsequently the individuals working within them, face an unrelenting stream of pressure from globalisation, social and demographic trends, shifts in government policy and the development of new technology.  This module seeks to develop participants' knowledge and skills in the process of understanding, creating and coping with change within the work place while being encouraged to develop the skills necessary for the management and facilitation of transition.

Whilst similar to the module Leading People through Change the emphasis of this module is more concerned with analysing different approaches to achieving organisational change. Whilst it is principally aimed at people in or aspiring to be in managerial positions this module may be of interest to those who wish to develop their understanding of the processes of change and those who wish to undertake research within this topic area.