APSY618-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)

Organisational Change: Directions for I/O Psychology Practice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

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.

The purpose of this course is twofold. The first course objective is to familiarise the students with frameworks and research (e.g., leadership, motivation, 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 psychological and interpersonal challenges faced by change leaders and employees, and c) facilitate organisational change implementation as I/O practitioners. Topics covered will include psychological mechanisms of change resistance and readiness, change leadership, and change evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Understand the role of I/O Psychologists as organisational change facilitators.
2. Apply knowledge of research and measurement tools to diagnose need for change, to assess change resistance and readiness, and to evaluate the success of change management programs.
3. Understand the influence of individual-level variables, group dynamics, leadership, organisational structure, and organisational culture on change planning, implementation, and success.
4. Critically appraise organisational change research, theory, and current organisational practices.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator

Joana R C Kuntz

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
In-Class Exercises 20%
Case Analysis 40%
Restructuring Project 40%


Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed assessment information.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,051.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All APSY618 Occurrences

  • APSY618-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022 - Not Offered
  • APSY618-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)