What is the course about?
Organisations are changing constantly and given our fast paced 21st century environment, probably need to. What do the organisational psychologists say - how do organisations change, when does it go wrong and what are the factors that help change to be more successful?
What will we cover?
• The case for change.
• Theories of change in organisations.
• “Change management” – defining our terms
• Key components and psychological insights: leadership, communication and resistance.
• The contribution of Positive Psychology – introduction to appreciative inquiry.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Recognise, in simple terms several psychological theories of organisational change.
• Understand some of the key factors that lead to more successful change.
• Understand some basic “do’s and don’ts” when seeking to change organisational life.
• Recognise the contribution of Positive Psychology.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for those interested in or working in the field of organisational change. It is an introductory course and does not require previous theoretical knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There will be no formal assessment or feedback, however the tutor will discuss and engage with your questions and learning throughout the day.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
PP144 - Psychology of Resilience.