The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course focuses on organizational change. Change initiatives have high rates of failure and can be very expensive. As such, managing change is a key challenge for organizational leaders and a central concern for organizations. In this course students will develop advanced knowledge of approaches to leading and managing change in organizations. The course focuses on practical challenges faced by those tasked with leading and implementing change, both at the structural level (e.g., what happens during and after mergers and restructures) and in terms of the process of change (e.g., consulting with relevant stakeholders, dealing with cynicism and resistance to change).

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop an advanced understanding of psychology in relation to leadership.

2. Develop an advanced understanding of the psychology of organisational change and related psychological theories and research methods.

3. Develop an advanced understanding of the links between psychological research and theory in relation to leadership and organizational change.


  • Leadership
  • Organisational change


This course replaces PSYC6230. If you have successfully completed PSYC6230 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

PSYC6000; PSYC6050

Assessment items

Participation: Discussion Forum Contribution

Presentation: Online Presentations - Group

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

This is a whole semester course offered fully online.