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EDU8722 Organisational Change and Transformation

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
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Organisational change requires processes that focus on action to transform the way in which organisations operate and the resulting structures that are created. This transformation or reimaging aims to meet the challenges posed by the expectation of continuous improvement in an increasingly complex environment and against a background of discontinuous change. Transformation requires developing deeper understanding of organisational learning processes and kinds of leadership that may underpin sustainable change. Also crucial is an exploration of the concept of organisational capacity building and how it relates to the sustainability of change achieved through the learning within the organisation. This course outlines how organisational transformation may be achieved through learning and sustained through capacity building.

This course consists of four modules. The first module is designed to set the context for the course, establishing the pressures for change in organisations - the way people work, the needs for ongoing professional learning and changing structures that reflect a response to changing practices. The second and third modules set the scene from a theoretical perspective. Different approaches to processes of organisational change are introduced and their underpinning concepts considered (including their implications for leadership practices). The concept of capacity building is given particular attention. The fourth module is more practical in its orientation and intent. Building on the first three modules, it explores how in a given context you can use processes that result in transforming organisations in relation to a particular school improvement process and capacity building model. This model allows exploration of how theory may translate into practice.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023