The module will lay the foundations for the understanding of the wide range of ways that leadership, management and organisations have been conceptualised in the 21st century. It will critically explore the complex, multi-actor and multi-level context in which leaders and managers have to operate. Rooted in humanist pedagogy, the course will develop students understanding of how effective leaders are able to make-sense of complexity and also balance (broker) the many contradictions and tensions that arise with shifting patterns of governance.
This module will enable students to develop an enquiry based approach to leading and managing change in order to shape the nature and direction of any organisational change. The module will cover a range of classic and contemporary theories of organisational change and debate ideas at the frontier of knowledge around change that offer insights into the psychological impact of being in an organisation or a society that is in transition.
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies, and to formulate and achieve objectives at individual, group and organisational levels especially in the situations of managing organisational change. The module will cover a wide array of theories and models on learning and talent development.
This module aims to enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the theories and historical development of the practice of organisation design and how it needs to capitalise on the ever-growing diversity inherent within its stakeholder populations and its workforce. Students will be encouraged to appreciate a systemic view of complex change and its implications for designing for adaptation, growth and renewal.
The module applies key concepts from Critical Management Studies (CMS) perspectives – such as identity, discourse and performance – to the study of leadership. It does so to provide students with resources with which to critically reflect on their prior experiences of leadership in organisational settings.
The module offers an insight into a new area of study and expertise to promote well-being and resilience in today’s complex and changing workplace. In a context of austerity and economic change, this course looks critically at individualistic models of ‘well-being’ or resilience at work and introduces a relational model of mental health. Using psychodynamic ideas it looks at systemic and organisational factors such as bullying and the impact on individual states of mind.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indivative and may be subject to change.
Start: October 2018, January 2019
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Start: January 2018, October 2018, January 2019
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start: October 2017
Duration: 2 years part-time