Available in 2018
Course code

PSYC6140

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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).


Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): PSYC6230. Students who have successfully completed PSYC6230 are not eligible to enrol in PSYC6140.


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.


Content

  • Leadership
  • Organisational change

Requisite

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

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Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

This is a whole semester course offered fully online.