Do you seek to make a unique contribution to our understanding of organisations and communities, and of the dynamics of stability and change? Are you an experienced and reflective practitioner interested in developing yourself and your practice, through the discipline of 'Action Inquiry'?
Are you interested in doing your research in close collaboration with the support of a community of like-minded practitioners?
If yes, then the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change will be of interest to you.
Through a rigorous process of inquiry, this qualification will develop your practice to a deeper level. As organisations face the need to respond to ever more diverse and challenging issues, practitioners must develop new ways of working with complex and uncertain situations in pursuit of purposes and outcomes that matter to them.
The programme takes a philosophical approach, rather than offering the standard toolkit. It challenges you to explore your implicit and explicit assumptions and the implications of those assumptions for your practice.
Programme content is immediately applicable back to your workplace and you are encouraged to share your personal experiences with fellow participants so that everyone learns from each other. You will develop the discipline and skill of reflective writing through practical assignments. The dissertation is an opportunity for an extended practical inquiry with the support of your tutor and peers (in the supervision group).
This programme will help you:
Practice in your chosen field with a level of mastery appreciated by peers and clients Critically evaluate and enhance your professional knowledge Understand and convey ways in which knowledge is constructed in the social phenomenon of organisations and in the practice of consulting and how such knowledge is used to influence learning and organisational transformation Appreciate and demonstrate the ethical aspects of influencing in organisational settings as they apply to the individuals engaged, the organisation involved and the wider contextual socio-ecological systems.
The doctoral programme duration is up to five years. The programme includes the first modules of our acclaimed Masters in Organisational Change and then continues beyond this in the later stages to a doctoral level.