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The first course objective is to familiarise the students with frameworks and research (e.g., leadership, motivation, training, and individual differences) that inform organisational change planning and implementation. The second course objective is to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to: a) critically analyse organisational change practices, b) identify challenges faced by change leaders and employees, and c) facilitate organisational change implementation as I/O practitioners. Topics covered include psychological mechanisms of change resistance and readiness, change leadership, and training for changing organisations.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Joana R C Kuntz
There are no set text books; readings will be advised.
Domestic fee $1,002.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 30
For further information see
School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.