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Participants will engage with current thinking and practice around decision-making in organisations and will develop skill in identifying, critically evaluating and using diverse decision-making models. This course is designed for those who hold, or aspire to, positional leadership. Drawing on theories of organisational psychology, culture and change management, participants will solve an organisational problem, negotiating the dynamics of planned and unplanned change, and change resistance.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:Identify the key factors at play in the external environment in terms of leading organisational management and decision-makingCritically evaluate decision-making models and their fitness for purposeJustify ethical principles that underpin decision-makingUnderstand and apply knowledge of power and political dimensions at macro and micro levels in both decision-making and changeComplete a critical review, which includes an assessment of bi-cultural commitments in leadership and management actions, in the context of a significant organizational challenge Formulate a detailed change process to lead in addressing an existing organizational problem.
Subject to approval from the Head of Department.
Preedy, Margaret. et al;
Educational leadership : context, strategy and collaboration;
SAGE ;Open University, 2012.
Domestic fee $1,847.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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School of Educational Studies and Leadership.