Executive Development - Organisational Change & Transformation
The pressure for change in organisations increases daily. In the private sector, competitive challenges, technological change, enhanced customer expectations and financial pressures combine to put a premium on firms' abilities to learn and adapt. In the public sector, similar challenges coupled with ambiguous performance criteria place enormous pressure on organisations to react appropriately.
Designed to equip managers with the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to lead organisational change, this diploma is highly participative to ensure that the collective experience of the entire class group is harnessed.
Who is it For?
• Managers seeking to enhance their change management skills;
• Organisational Development practitioners wanting to acquire deeper insight into underlying development models and frameworks;
• Individuals involved in strategy development looking to augment their analytical skills with behavioural insight to assist in implementing strategy;
• HR professionals wishing to extend and develop their contribution beyond their functional role.
Upon completion of this programme, participants will be equipped with the skills to analyse change situations, identify the range of interventions available and the skills to implement these interventions.
Specifically participants will gain:
• An understanding of the psychology behind change and the challenges of managing cultural change;
• An understanding of the frameworks surrounding organisational renewal and transformation with a view to exploiting change opportunities within their organisations;
• Strategic insight into the characteristics of designing and implementing effective change in their organisation;
• Deeper insight into interventions to enhance leadership and managerial impact.
Introduction to Change, Transformation and Organisation Development
Diagnostic Models and Organisational Analysis
Individual Level Interventions
Group and Team Development Interventions
Organisational Culture and Major Systems Interventions
Leading Change Evaluation
Participants should have at least 5 years management experience and hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but whose depth of industry/organisational experience, deems them suitable participants.
A completed application form, digital photograph and copy of transcripts for all university-level degrees (if applicable and excluding those taken at UCD) will be required. A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admission process. The interview helps determine whether the programme is the most appropriate educational solution for the applicant.
Assessments and Workload
This programme involves no examinations – instead the emphasis throughout is on the practical application of knowledge to benefit you and your organisation. Assessment workload is spread across the duration of the programme to allow you to combine learning with work and life demands. In order to accelerate learning, between modules participants are expected to complete assigned reading from texts, cases and articles.
All continuous assessment is completed by participants either individually or in groups and this is set out in the study guide for each module. Some modules require pre-coursework in addition to the post-coursework which is set for each taught modules.
2018 Tuition Fees
The fee for the 2017 intake of €7,750 or €7,363* (*UCD Business Alumni discount) is a comprehensive cost that includes your tuition, all course-related materials, lunches and refreshments while on campus, access to the UCD Libraries etc. There are no additional overheads to be incurred.
*Important Notice: All open enrolment part-time diploma programme fees will increase by 2.5% from September 2019
In line with University Finance Guidelines, fees will increase by 2.5% from September 2019. This fee increase will apply to the Diploma in Organisational Change and Transformation. A 5% discount on tuition fees is available to UCD Business Alumni.
Next Intake: October 2020
Post Course Info
Pathway to a Master's Degree
This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of ten diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these ten diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice)
Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly changing environments. Our unique learning method, immersive environment and world-class faculty all come together to deliver a learning experience unlike any other.
The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module by module basis through a variety of practical assignments, there are no examinations (excluding the Diploma in Corporate Governance).