MMM080-Managing Transformation

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth

Email: liz.houldsworth@henley.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

To introduce students to key models of change and equip students to manage transformation at both an organisational and personal level.  


Aims:

This module seeks to prepare students to work as people managers in a range of international environments where change will be a part of organisational life. A key purpose of this module is to encourage learners to recognise skills needed to facilitate change and to assess their own development needs in relation to these skills.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the course students should be able to:



 



1. Identify organisational and individual factors for change.



 



2. Provide an argued critique of the main models of change and their applicability within global contexts.



 



3. Understand potential barriers to change – human and process issues and skills to overcome these



 



4. Awareness of the transformation of HRM function in recent times and how it continues to evolve


Additional outcomes:

The course also aims to:



 



1. Give students a critical appreciation of role of organisational development and the challenge of managing change in international organisations.



 



2. Develop skills required for international or expatriate working via practical group work in multi-cultural teams and self-awareness.



 



3. Enable students to reflect on their personal learning and future development needs as a people manager


Outline content:

1. Organisational factors for change



 



2. Change models in context and the role of the change facilitator



 



3. Individual personality factors and learning preferences 



 



4. Team formation – challenges and opportunities; managing conflict; managing virtual teams



 



5. Facilitation skills and coaching



 



6. Understanding change programme life cycle



 



7. How to communicate change



 



8. Organisational culture, values and ethics, engagement and commitment



 



9. Organisational culture, values and ethics, engagement and commitment


Global context:

This is provided by the use of international cases and examples, and the learning methods as outlined below.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Lectures and seminars are used to provide the knowledge base in conjunction with independent reading. Students will be expected to share their ideas and contribute to classroom discussions in lectures and in tutorials. Group work and practical exercises are a key element of this module and students will need to work in small groups and in their assessment team.  These activities will include a skill building element.  In addition the module comprises a reflective element whereby students are required to reflect back on their development during the programme in relation to the module learning objectives.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Tutorials 2
Guided independent study 178
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 50
Oral assessment and presentation 40
Practical skills assessment 10

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Students present an assessed presentation in the Spring term accounting for 40% of the module mark.  The Spring term will also include an element of assessed skill development. Both these assessments are finalised by end of first week of Easter holiday.  At the beginning of the summer term students submit their individual essay of 2500 words.  Word counts for written work in this module are +/- 10%.


Formative assessment methods:

Lectures and seminars contain interactive exercises and these allow for formative feedback.  Students will practice and give feedback to each other on key facilitation skills. Students present an assessed presentation in the Spring term accounting for 40% of the module.  The Spring term will also include an element of assessed skill development. Both these assessments are completed by end of first week of Easter holiday.  At the beginning of the summer term students they submit their individual essay of 2500 words.  Word counts for written work in this module are +/- 10%.


Penalties for late submission:



Assessment requirements for a pass:

Weighted average of 50%


Reassessment arrangements:

Re-submission of written assignment in August/ September of the same year. The final mark is capped at 50%.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

































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  1. Required text books



 




  1. Specialist equipment or materials



Self-score feedback inventories to be determined each year based on what Careers Team providing




  1. Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear



 




  1. Printing and binding



 




  1. Computers and devices with a particular specification



 




  1. Travel, accommodation and subsistence



 



Last updated: 1 May 2018

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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