Organisational Change & Transformation

Programme Overview
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.

Programme Benefits
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.

Entry requirements

Participants should 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.

Assessment Info

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.

Subjects taught

Module 1
Introduction to Change, Transformation and Organisation Development

Module 2
Diagnostic Models and Organisational Analysis

Module 3
Individual Level Interventions

Module 4
Group and Team Development Interventions

Module 5
Organisational Culture and Major Systems Interventions

Module 6
Leading Change Evaluation




9 months. 6 X 2 Day Modules.

The diploma programme is demanding and participants should be free of other responsibilities on the days of the workshops. 100% attendance is required.


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.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: October 2020

Post Course Info

Pathway to a Master's Degree
As Ireland's premier provider of executive development open programmes, we can help you master the right skills for the most complex global business challenges with our unique and flexible MSc pathway.

If you're an experienced professional who wants to continue in your chosen career while undertaking part-time study. then this flexible MSc pathway option will offer you the very best learning experience and a world class qualification.

What is the MSc Pathway?
Our MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) is based around a framework of ten selected diploma programmes. By completing any three of these ten diplomas, within a recommended 5-year timeframe, you will earn 90 credits (the national standard for a Masters Qualification) and will be conferred with the qualification of MSc Business (Leadership & Management Practice) accredited & awarded by UCD at NFQ Level 9.

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