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Online Postgraduate Award in Leadership and Organisational Development

Structure

The online Postgraduate Award in Leadership and Organisational Development programme consists of three modules. The first on-boarding module takes four weeks to complete and the subsequent academic modules both take eight weeks to complete.

Modules

  1. Learning and Developing in the Digital Age
  2. Inspiring Others: Psychology of Leadership
  3. Organisational Development and Change

Objective:

To provide an understanding of the core concepts related to online education with University of Liverpool Online and to help you develop the skills required for successful progression within the programme. Successful completion of this module is required to continue on to subsequent modules.

Description:

This module is intended to prepare students for successful online study as well as to ensure they understand the academic requirements associated with the programme. As a student, you will learn how to make the best use of the learning platform, to navigate the online classroom and the University of Liverpool’s online library confidently. You will also learn how to produce high quality academic work that draws on classroom materials, collaborative activities with peers and your own professional experience.

Curriculum

  • The University’s model of online learning, with respect to independent learning and continuing professional development
  • Collaborative communication of professional and academic concepts to fellow students and independently within formal assignments
  • Engagement with topical literature to develop academic arguments, carry out library research and reference sources correctly in the appropriate style
  • Self-reflection and application of feedback to improve future academic work
  • Development of an effective and realistic study plan, to anticipate the time required to complete a module successfully

Duration:

4 weeks

Objective

To give students a detailed understanding of leadership from a psychological perspective. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience to promote and support leadership within the workplace.

Description

This module explores leadership issues from a number of psychological perspectives, aiming to understand why some leaders gain strength and influence whilst others fail. You will have an opportunity to investigate the skills needed to promote and support effective leadership across different cultures and contexts.

Curriculum

  • Leadership philosophy
  • Leaders and followers
  • Individual psychology and leadership
  • Reflective practice
  • Leadership, culture and custom
  • Leadership threats and change
  • Leadership, power and influence
  • Leadership derailers

Duration:

8 weeks

Objective

To introduce students to the key concepts around organisational development and change. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience to design, conduct and access the most effective techniques to become a champion for successful change.

Description

This module aims to enable students to develop their understanding of organisational structure, processes and behaviour from the perspectives of the organisation, group and individual. As a student, you will have an opportunity to develop practical skills in identifying, analysing and creating structured approaches to change management and in managing organisational perceptions. You will evaluate different theories of organisational change and change management, and explore the influence of culture on change.

Curriculum

  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational identity and ethics
  • People, innovation and change
  • Organisational research methods
  • Conflict and power during change
  • Change strategies
  • Change strategies: case study
  • Becoming a change agent

Duration:

8 weeks

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