Leadership and Organisational Change

10 Units

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).

Faculty Faculty of Science
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): PSYC6230. Students who have successfully completed PSYC6230 are not eligible to enrol in PSYC6140.
Assumed Knowledge PSYC6000; PSYC6050
Assessment Items
  • Participation: Discussion Forum Contribution
  • Presentation: Online Presentations - Group
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
This is a whole semester course offered fully online.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for PSYC6140
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