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To register interest and for more information on the programme, please contact Dr Christine Oliver [email protected] m +44 (0)7803 987940 or Dr Martin Miksits [email protected] m +43 (0)660 4444009. Read more
To register interest and for more information on the programme, please contact Dr Christine Oliver m +44 (0)7803 987940 or Dr Martin Miksits m +43 (0)660 4444009.

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Course Summary

The different ways in which systemic leadership and consulting practices respond to organisational challenges and personal, relational and development issues is a key element of this course, which will help you develop insights into systemic organisational practice and theory.

Developed for corporate and business leaders in health or care settings, social and community workers, religious leaders and other professionals, it will enable you to take a step-change in your leadership practice.

Intermediate qualifications available:

- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Systemic Leadership and Organisational Development MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study how different paradigms influence ways of leading, consulting, coaching, organising and managing change and development in organisations
- Explore current research and advanced scholarship in systemic and related fields, including a range of theoretical frameworks and approaches in relation to systemic practice and research methodologies
- Develop systemic coaching and consultation techniques so that you can ethically engage with, explore and expand possibilities for communication and action in an organisational context
- Gain reflexive leadership skills so you can observe, discuss, critique and draw learning from your own practice, with a particular focus on issues surrounding power, diversity and social difference
- Benefit from the creative use of a range of inquiry techniques in leadership and consulting situations in ways that serve to ethically intervene in unfolding possibilities in organisations.

Why choose this course?

This course on systemic leadership and organisational development is distinctive in its approach to learning, the transformational experience it offers, the development of practical skills and its ethos. To point to some of these features more specifically the course offers:

Comprehensive and practical systemic frameworks that help you to orientate in complex organisational situations and work effectively and ethically as leader or consultant from within such situations.

Development of relational sensibilities and skills in listening and talking with others in ways that invite understanding, orientation, direction and commitment.

An opportunity to make practical ethical contributions to your organisation whilst you are studying, and in the process developing your role and position in relation to others.

A transformational experience that changes your way of making sense of your organisational `reality and your contribution from within it. The course is likely to also change your sense of professional identity and agency in the world.

Development of scholarship in systemic social constructionist approaches which are increasingly recognised as contributing to cutting edge thinking and practising in the field of organisation studies and development.

An opportunity to take stock of the resources and resourcefulness you bring to the course and build them into your learning practice and experience.

Career Management Skills

The course helps your employability and career management in developing your abilities:

to account for your practice as leader or consultant facilitating the development of organisations and the achievement of objectives
to engage with and make sense of a job opportunity from a wider contextual awareness and mindfulness of the organisation as whole.
to engage with the emergent possibilities rather than only the set properties of a particular job or position
to use your reflective skills to account for your own practice, abilities and experience and how these contribute to developments in coherent and compelling ways.

Career/Further study opportunities

As participants on this course come from diverse backgrounds and experiences it is impossible to point to specific career moves. However the course is likely to be instrumental unlocking career opportunities in several ways:

The course develops you as relational leader who participates with agency and relational responsiveness in your emerging organisation. It will equip you to facilitate and co-create meaning making in your organisation but also to critically reflect on current organisational practice and promote ethical practice. This includes making sense of the organisation as a whole and in your every day practice acting with relational sensibility, poise and practical wisdom.

You will become an agent for change, development and organisational learning who contributes to your organisation or your clients organisation from different systemic consultancy positions, by becoming a reflexive learner yourself, by critically and appreciatively engaging in the process of organisational development and change, and by designing, facilitating and evaluating development interventions to achieve organisational aims.

You will form an identity as a systemic organisational research practitioner with your own research experience and contribution to ethical organisational practice through inquiry and a critical appreciation of different forms of inquiry as instrumental to the emergence of an organisation and the people in it. This will be paramount to taking responsibility for the design and conduct of further research and research programmes and the promotion of ethical organisational practice through forms of inquiry.

Possibilities for further study: Some graduates decide to expand and deepen their systemic insight and practice through a Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice. Other graduates may want to apply and amalgamate their systemic skills and insight in studying subject matters related to their field of practice e.g. human resource management, business or public administration, education, social work, project management and so on.

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The different ways in which systemic leadership and consulting practices respond to organisational challenges and personal, relational and development issues is a key element of this course, which will help you develop insights into systemic organisational practice and theory. Read more
The different ways in which systemic leadership and consulting practices respond to organisational challenges and personal, relational and development issues is a key element of this course, which will help you develop insights into systemic organisational practice and theory.

Developed for corporate and business leaders in health or care settings, social and community workers, religious leaders and other professionals, it will enable you to take a step-change in your leadership practice.

Intermediate qualifications available:
• Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Why choose this course?

• Study how different paradigms influence ways of leading, consulting, coaching, organising and managing change and development in organisations
• Explore current research and advanced scholarship in systemic and related fields, including a range of theoretical frameworks and approaches in relation to systemic practice and research methodologies
• Develop systemic coaching and consultation techniques so that you can ethically engage with, explore and expand possibilities for communication and action in an organisational context
• Gain reflexive leadership skills so you can observe, discuss, critique and draw learning from your own practice, with a particular focus on issues surrounding power, diversity and social difference
• Benefit from the creative use of a range of inquiry techniques in leadership and consulting situations in ways that serve to ethically intervene in unfolding possibilities in organisations.

Course detail

This course on systemic leadership and organisational development is distinctive in its approach to learning, the transformational experience it offers, the development of practical skills and its ethos. To point to some of these features more specifically the course offers:

• Comprehensive and practical systemic frameworks that help you to orientate in complex organisational situations and work effectively and ethically as leader or consultant from within such situations.

• Development of relational sensibilities and skills in listening and talking with others in ways that invite understanding, orientation, direction and commitment.

• An opportunity to make practical ethical contributions to your organisation whilst you are studying, and in the process developing your role and position in relation to others.

• A transformational experience that changes your way of making sense of your organisational `reality and your contribution from within it. The course is likely to also change your sense of professional identity and agency in the world.

• Development of scholarship in systemic social constructionist approaches which are increasingly recognised as contributing to cutting edge thinking and practising in the field of organisation studies and development.

• An opportunity to take stock of the resources and resourcefulness you bring to the course and build them into your learning practice and experience.

Modules

• Designing, Facilitating And Sustaining Systemic Organisational Development (ASS054-6) Compulsory
• Dissertation In Systemic Organisational Practice (ASS056-6) Compulsory
• Systemic Leadership And Organisational Development - Principles And Applications (ASS051-6) Compulsory
• Systemic Research Methods: Positions, Actions And Interventions (ASS055-6) Compulsory
• The Leader And Consultant As Systemic Coach (ASS052-6) Compulsory
• The Reflexive Leader/Consultant Within Organisational Complexity (ASS053-6) Compulsory

Assessment

Central to the learning on the course are assignments for systemic practice which relate directly to the content focus of the respective units. Assignments provide you with a structure to make your learning relevant to your work place, using systemic approaches to make sense of situations, engaging with or collaborating with others, supporting others, facilitating developments and so forth. The course structure facilitates you in the development of your assignments through teaching, practice and formative exercises and tutorials.

Assignments create possibilities to learn from action and reflection and provide the opportunity for valuable feedback for your learning. You will account for assignments in seminar papers, presentations or performances that explore how the assignment connects to the course unit, how systemic practice and theory have been applied, provide insight into the specific practice, explore the developments that emerge from it and the learning it creates.

Assessments of seminar papers and presentations provide an opportunity to consolidate and share learning from the course and practice and provide another level of feedback, reflection and discussion on practice learning.

Careers

The course helps your employability and career management in developing your abilities:

• to account for your practice as leader or consultant facilitating the development of organisations and the achievement of objectives
• to engage with and make sense of a job opportunity from a wider contextual awareness and mindfulness of the organisation as whole.
• to engage with the emergent possibilities rather than only the set properties of a particular job or position
• to use your reflective skills to account for your own practice, abilities and experience and how these contribute to developments in coherent and compelling ways.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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As a student on this part time Diploma in HR Development and Organisational Change you will have the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR, HR development and organisational change issues.

The course will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners in the HR development field.

The course will help you to develop leadership skills, management competency and HR skills appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners engaged in organisational change and development. It will support development of an informed approach to professional practice.

Typical modules include:

  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR perspective
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring


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Aims

The course is aimed at individuals involved in processes of organisational change and development in developing and transitional economies. You are likely to have a professional interest in management and human resource issues, as reflected in the content of the core and optional course units.

In previous years, participants have been drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including managers, administrators, consultants and professional practitioners. Past participants have also been drawn from the public, private and NGO sectors.

The aim of this course is to develop you into a more effective agent of organisational change and development, by providing you with new analytical capacities, skills and knowledge. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
-Understand the academic and theoretical basis of organisational change and development.
-Develop realistic HR strategies that contribute to effective organisational change and development interventions.
-Contribute positively to organisationally-based initiatives through the effective diagnosis, planning, management and implementation of organisational change and development interventions.
-Engage in specific specialist processes of organisational change and development.
-Synthesise new and existing knowledge by undertaking academic or specialist organisational change and development research.

Special features

The course includes a fieldtrip to a UK or overseas destination, giving you practical experience of the issues discussed in class. During the visit, you also have the opportunity to discuss course topics with specialists and professionals in the field. The cost of the fieldtrip is included in the course fee.

Career opportunities

Participants are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including managers, administrators, consultants and professional practitioners. They are also drawn from a variety of organisations undergoing change: public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations. You are likely to hold a professional interest in management and human resource issues.

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Failure to understand the underpinning theories and practice of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Organisational Change will result in organisations failing to work in a proactive manner, become leaner and fitter, and maximise its human resource effectively and efficiently.

This award aims to develop your research skills for effective operation at a strategic level in an organisation, particularly in the areas of organisational development, change and transition.

It will assist you in making a strategic contribution to any organisation and enable you to compete for higher level posts within the field of HRD.

As a student on this award, you will have the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR development and organisational change issues.

This will be achieved through honing critical reflective thinking and developing robust, independent, personal and professional development skills.

Typical modules include:

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring


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This course, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, delivers a mix of theory and practice in Occupational and Organisational Psychology, using real-life examples to bring the subject to life. Core modules include employee selection and assessment, workplace wellbeing, learning and development in organisations and psychological research methods.

The course uniquely includes a psychometric testing qualification – the Certificates in Occupational Testing – in addition to the core curriculum. This enables you to gain certificates in occupational testing for ability and personality and the additional qualifications will be a real boost to your career and employability, offering you a notable advantage after graduation.

You’ll also get to specialise in a particular area of interest through your thesis, which can include carrying out live projects with a range of organisations including, small medium enterprises, local authorities and NHS Trusts.

The course is available either full-time over one year or part-time over two years - for more information on the part time option, please view this web-page: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/occupational-and-organisational-psychology-dtpoco6/

Learn From The Best

Teaching is delivered by a team of academics who have previously worked in the sector and who are all high level practitioners in their fields. Their mix of real life experience and academic knowledge means they’re able to deliver the latest theoretical knowledge which is backed up by real world examples of application.

Their backgrounds include selection and assessment, organisational development, consultancy and coaching and between them they’ve worked with a wide range of private and public sector organisations.

Their research interests are vast and fascinating and include employee talent management, workplace bullying, employability and careers in the workplace.

Teaching And Assessment

Your core modules in occupational and organisational psychology are delivered via a range of interactive lectures delivered by experts in the field.

You’ll also undertake seminar-based discussions, tutorials and interactive practical workshops aimed at offering you first-hand experience of applied practice.

Our assessment strategy uses of a variety of innovative and authentic assessments tailored to effectively assess your knowledge whilst providing you with the skills you’ll need in your future career.

Assessments include peer feedback, presentations, organisational case studies and reports. They also include more traditional methods of assessment such as essay writing and an examination.

Submission schedules are planned to make sure your workload stays balanced. We’ll help you develop time management skills and timely written feedback on assessments will show you how you can improve.

You’ll also make extensive use of technology-enhanced learning tools such as our e-Learning Portal (Blackboard), electronic reading lists, lecture capture and feedback tools to support your learning.

Module Overview
PY0774 - Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (Core, 20 Credits)
PY0775 - Professional Skills (Core, 20 Credits)
PY0776 - MSc Thesis (Core, 60 Credits)
PY0777 - Workplace Well-being (Core, 20 Credits)
PY0778 - Learning and Development in Organisations (Core, 20 Credits)
PY0779 - The Organisation (Core, 20 Credits)
PY0780 - Employee Selection and Assessment (Core, 20 Credits)

Learning Environment

Our Department of Psychology features specialist and flexible teaching labs for teaching sessions, project work or private study. You’ll have access to advanced statistical and analysis packages plus research tools for survey development and online research.

To support your research, you can tap into our collection of psychological testing material including current editions of most of the widely used assessment, occupational and vocational tests. You can also take advantage of our student hub, supported by our library and equipment to help you to prepare for presentations.

The use of technology is integral to the course and you’ll be able to access information and material from all modules at any time from any location, via our eLearning portal.

Research-Rich Learning

Almost three quarters of Northumbria University’s psychology research is judged to have outstanding reach and significance, placing us top 20 in the UK.

This course is delivered by expert practitioners and leading researchers who will share their experience of contemporary research and practice techniques to ensure your learning is at the cutting edge of the discipline.

Their research areas include applying principles and methods from social and occupational psychology to the workplace; workplace bullying and its multi-level impact; the use of employee selection approaches; human factors in healthcare; employee selection, career development and employability.

Our staff will continually nurture your academic curiosity to undertake your own research and develop your ability to synthesise and critically evaluate the evidence base in Occupational Psychology.

You’ll also gain first-hand experience of research techniques and undertake a thesis where you’ll conceptualise, plan and execute your own research.

Give Your Career An Edge

The fact that this course uniquely includes a psychometric testing qualification makes it especially distinctive. This is a qualification that will really set you apart from your peers and open up a wealth of career progression opportunities.

All of your modules will be highly relevant to practising as an Occupational Psychologist and as such you’ll be able to apply your knowledge immediately in the workplace, after graduation. You’ll graduate with enhanced self-awareness, professional identity, curiosity and creativity.

You’ll also gain high-level, transferrable skills in communication, critical evaluation, problem solving, time management, IT and statistical analysis. This will include the ability to formulate balanced judgements with regard to complex, incomplete, ambiguous or sensitive data and apply ethical, legal and professional practice frameworks to maintain appropriate professional boundaries.

Your Future

This qualification has the potential to act as a real catalyst for your future – whether you’re looking to establish a new career or take the next step in your current role in consultancy, organisational development, training, recruitment or management.

That’s because you’ll be equipped with advanced psychological knowledge that will allow you to conceptualise and theorise about critical issues in occupational and organisational psychology. You’ll also have extensive experience of psychometric testing.

And thanks to the real-world context that will be integral to your studies, you’ll be able to apply that knowledge immediately and with real impact, in your workplace.

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Stage 1 training, which when accompanied by the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) will provide a basis for professional development as a practitioner in the form of Stage 2 training, as well as further study, employment and enterprise.

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This programme provides both a theoretical and practical grounding in organisational behaviour. It will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour in the workplace, well-being of employees, HRM and organisation effectiveness. Core modules address topics in organisational behaviour and work psychology and our students come from a diverse range of educational backgrounds.

Subject guide and modules

Core Modules:
-Organisational Behaviour
-Organisation Behaviour: Theory and Practice
-Learning & Talent Development
-Assessment, Performance and Reward
-Organisational Behaviour: Theory and Practice
-Strategy, Change & Leadership
-Research Methods in Human Resource Management & Business and Organisational Behaviour

Optional Modules (chose two):
-Employee Relations in Context
-Accounting for Non-financial Managers
-Employee Relations & Counselling
-Strategic & International Human Resource Management
-Marketing Management
-Operations Management
-Strategic Management
-Management of Innovation
-Economic Environment of Business

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project. In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will enhance your international experience and communication skills, preparing you for a career in the international business environment.

Learning, teaching and assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Career opportunities

This programme prepares you for a wide range of business and management roles. It is also a suitable should you be interested in developing an academic or research-based career. Recent graduate positions include:
-Administrative & Diplomatic Officer- Ministry of Human Resources (Malaysia)
-Business Development Manager- Prodos Ltd (Nigeria)
-Human Resources Advisor- Transport for London (UK)
-Human Resources Partner- Ford Motor Company
-Research Assistant – University of Hamburg (Germany)

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This programme has been designed with a mix of directed and independent learning activity supported by individual tutoring. Delivered in part-time blended mode, this programme combines interactive workshops, online learning materials, individual tutor guidance and tutorials.

Key facts

-Part-time Masters degree based in Central London

-Designed to use your own workplace and recent CPD training as the context for learning

-Delivered in a part-time blended mode, ideal for busy working professionals

-9 days of workshops with individual guidance tutoring

-Identify opportunities for self and organisational improvement

What will I study?

This MSc is available in two separate awards which allow you to develop your workplace and learning capability in the areas of Computing and IT or Project Management. These programmes are ideal for those in employment who engage in demonstrable continuing professional development relating to their workplace discipline.

Professional Practice in Computing and IT

This course is ideal for wide range of IT and Computing professionals who engage in regular continuing professional development and who wish to use such learning as a foundation for study at postgraduate level. As a work based award you will use the learning gained in your IT/Computing professional development and subsequent engagement with academic and practitioner literature to develop research informed work based studies which are designed to lead to your individual and workplace improvement. This will be achieved through the completion of IT/Computing focused consultancy style reports. The programme will consider the competences and leadership attributes required to ensure your effective career development in this competitive and dynamic discipline. As such you will engage in a range of learning activities which are designed to enhance you as an IT/Computing professional working across a range of sectors. Indeed, the underlying philosophy of the programme is that it will contribute to the continuing professional development of learners and enhance your potential for future development within the IT/Computing disciplines.

Professional Practice in Project Management

This course is ideal for wide range of Project and Programme Management professionals who engage in regular continuing professional development and who wish to use such learning as a foundation for study at postgraduate level. As a work based award you will use the learning gained in your Project/Programme Management professional development and subsequent engagement with academic and practitioner literature to develop research informed work based studies which are designed to lead to your individual and workplace improvement. This will be achieved through the completion of Project and Programme Management focused consultancy style reports. Furthermore the programme will consider the competences and leadership attributes required to ensure your effective career development in this competitive and dynamic discipline. As such you will engage in a range of learning activities which are designed to enhance you as a Programme/Project Management professional working across a range of sectors. Indeed, the underlying philosophy of the programme is that it will contribute to the continuing professional development of learners and enhance your potential for future development within the Project/Programme Management disciplines.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Delivered in part-time blended mode, the programme combines interactive workshops sessions delivered in a series of one day block sessions supported by a range of online learning materials including video, podcast and work based learning activities and individual tutorials. You can expect a one or two day workshop per module which is delivered on weekends spread throughout the 2 year period. There will also be online video, podcast and email support between workshops to enable you to build your knowledge and confidence.

Overall, the programme uses a combination of teaching and learning materials and techniques including:

-Workshops delivered at weekends to enable face to face learning and interaction with fellow learners and tutors.

-Dedicated learning platform with a range of video, podcast materials and directed reading materials

-Self-study materials, providing knowledge and understanding, and helping you to apply ideas to your workplace.

-Work-related assignments that give you an opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and provide evidence of competence.

Modules

All modules on this course are core.

-Induction

-Academic Recognition of CPD (30 credits)

-Consultancy Project (30 credits)

-Developing Strategy for Professional Impact (30 credits)

-Personal Impact for Professional Development (30 credits)

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Professional Development International | Postgraduate Work-based Learning | London | United Kingdom

The Masters degree in Professional Development: Culturally Adaptive Leadership is designed to develop the perspectives and skills needed for leading in today’s global business and social environment.

The MSc programme involves the understanding and application of transcultural competency, organisational culture, adaptive leadership, and culture change in local and global communities. Professionals completing the programme will be better prepared to operate in the diverse and complex world of organisations and communities.

The focus is on concepts and methods for enhancing culturally adaptive leadership to deal with professional situations in business, education, healthcare, community and international development, military, social work, the social sciences and psychology. Anyone who deals with culture will benefit from this programme.

There is also a one-semester Culture and Adaptive Leadership certificate available. This uniquely online Master degree is run in conjunction with the Professional Development Foundation and is awarded and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Middlesex University is listed among the top universities worldwide according to the IELTS world university rankings.

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If you’d like to build on your business or management experience, deepen your knowledge and open up new career possibilities, this Master’s is an exciting opportunity to fit postgraduate study around your existing work schedule.

When you graduate, you’ll not only achieve an MSc in Business and Organisational Strategy, but also a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 extended diploma in Management and Leadership. This highly respected diploma also gives you exemptions from some of the CMI’s additional qualifications, so if you’re aiming for Chartered Manager status, you’ll achieve it sooner.

About the course

The course develops your management skills in a whole range of areas, including:
-Personal development planning
-Strategic business planning
-Managing business strategy
-Developing strategic HR
-Social marketing
-Time management
-Financial management
-Strategic leadership
-Information management
-Organisational change

At the same time, our Master’s equips you to undertake in-depth research and communicate complex business ideas – excellent skills for advancing your career and your business.

At Hertfordshire Business School, we welcome postgraduate students with a first degree in any subject at 2:2 level or above. However, if you don’t have a degree but can provide evidence of at least three years’ relevant, substantive work experience, we’ll also consider your application.

This is a three-year, modular Master’s with teaching based around five weekends per year. We attract a highly motivated community of postgraduate students with diverse business experience. Joining them on our Hertfordshire campus, you’ll learn in an interactive, workshop-based environment, working on strategic challenges with small groups of fellow students.

After each study weekend, you’ll carry on independent study with the support of our academic team. Studying alongside your working life is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience, giving you valuable opportunities to directly and immediately apply what you learn.

Partnerships and opportunities

This University of Hertfordshire Master’s course has been created in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to give you a highly respected dual qualification when you graduate. The Institute’s direct input into the course means it’s embedded with the very latest organisational best practice, as well as strategic thinking from a broad range of business sectors.

In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a work-based project. This allows you to explore a current, relevant business issue or opportunity in real depth. We’ll assign you an individual personal tutor to support you through the project, helping you make the most of this opportunity to develop your business, implement an effective strategy and drive positive change.

Why choose this course?

-This sought-after dual award course gives you a Master’s degree, plus a respected Chartered Management Institute Level 7 diploma
-It’s been specifically designed to fit flexibly around your working life, with weekend-based study block
-The course is an ideal opportunity for existing managers planning to progress their careers by moving into more senior roles
-Working alongside your studies, you’ll be able to directly and immediately apply what you learn
-We’ve created a highly engaged workshop-based learning environment, where you’ll collaborate with fellow students and receive ongoing online support

Professional Accreditations

This University of Hertfordshire dual-award postgraduate course has been created with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI), giving you a Level 7 extended diploma in Management and Leadership as well as a Master’s qualification.

Your diploma will give you exemptions from some of the CMI’s further qualifications, so if you’re planning to work towards Chartered Manager status, you’ll have a shorter path to follow.

Careers

This postgraduate course is all about developing your career and realising your potential. If you’re working for a large organisation, the skills you’ll learn will help pave the way for a move into senior management or leadership roles. If you’re the owner or manager of a small or medium sized organisation, you’ll build the planning and implementation skills you need to see it thrive and grow.
Our students find that the skills they develop on this course increase their confidence, giving them opportunities to take on increased management responsibility, engage in organisational planning and decision-making, create strategic change and explore promotion opportunities.

Teaching methods

The programme teaching uses a modular structure based around 5 teaching weekends (Friday and Saturday) per year. The benefit of this mode of part-time study is that you are not committed to weekly attendance at class and you can plan your study and assignment preparation to fit in with your work commitments. This creates a highly engaged workshop-based learning environment, working with fellow students, in small groups. Each weekend is followed by independent guided study and tutor support to prepare for the assessments.

In year one you will study academic modules that have CMI elements included in the teaching and assessment process. There are 4 x 15 credit modules taught in 8 week blocks and you will be introduced to a new module in each of the first four weekends. The fifth weekend brings your learning together for the year and introduces you to the modules that you will be taking in year two.

Work Placement

As this postgraduate course is aimed at existing managers and designed to run alongside your day-to-day working life, it doesn’t include a dedicated work placement. However, there are significant advantages to working while you study, enabling you to bring new knowledge straight into the workplace, apply skills straight away and see the benefits of your studies sooner.

Modules

Core Modules
-Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
-Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
-Developing as a Strategic Manager
-Developing as a Strategic Manager
-Managing Strategy
-Managing Strategy
-Resource Planning in Organisations
-Resource Planning in Organisations

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This course enables you to explore the role of Organisation Development in enhancing the effectiveness of organisational performance. Read more

This course enables you to explore the role of Organisation Development in enhancing the effectiveness of organisational performance.

The course provides opportunity for those involved in the practice of Organisation Development to gain professional recognition for their role and contribution to organisation performance.

The course draws on knowledge from:

  • Disciplines of organisation cultures, values and behaviours
  • Organisation change and improvement science
  • Leadership and management
  • Systems thinking

The focus is on providing you with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills into your own workplace practice.

Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.



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IN BRIEF. Develop an understanding and critical awareness of key issues in the workplace. Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance. Read more

IN BRIEF:

  • Develop an understanding and critical awareness of key issues in the workplace
  • Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance
  • Develop a 'career management portfolio'

COURSE SUMMARY

This course is designed for graduates who are new to the labour market. The programme will develop your employability, enterprise skills and professional development. The programme will be focused around practical and real life experience and will enable students to undertake work experience around their chosen career path.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Systematically understand the potential challenges and barriers within the labour market, and to adapt problem solving and decision making methods to take account of these unpredictable issues.
  • Engage in and take responsibility for critical reflection of their own professional development and to review creatively their approach to managing their career path and progression.
  • Apply a range of existing and established career progression techniques or entrepreneurial capabilities through evaluation of current practice and changing labour market requirements to develop a range of advanced techniques that are applicable to their employment circumstances.
  • Locate, synthesise and critically evaluate recent / current information from a range of published literature and electronic sources and present this effectively in both oral and written form. Collect and gain a comprehensive understanding of the data, draw conclusions and present findings in the context of published research and primary research to a specialist and non-specialist audience
  • Work in partnership with other stakeholders to develop a systematic understanding of the processes which will enhance the effectiveness of managing and leading an organisation.

EMPLOYABILITY

You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. 

On completion of the PG Cert, a number of internships will be available for the students to apply for. These will complement your skills and chosen career path. With many employers increasingly looking for experience as well as academic achievement in candidates for their positions, internships have an increasing importance in gaining a good job.

FACILITIES

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.



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Designed to build on the practical knowledge and skills you have developed through your experience of management, this dual award is ideal for managers wishing to demonstrate that they not only understand theory, but how it can be put into practice. Read more

Designed to build on the practical knowledge and skills you have developed through your experience of management, this dual award is ideal for managers wishing to demonstrate that they not only understand theory, but how it can be put into practice.

This programme is for people who have may not have had any formal education for some time, or they may be looking for a stepping stone to other courses or they require practical leadership and management skills they can return to work and apply immediately.

Through this programme, you explore the latest techniques, skills and thinking appropriate to modern management and leadership practice. By completing this programme, you will receive not only a University Certificate but also a Diploma in Leadership awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

You can complete this course in six months and then have the opportunity to progress onto a postgraduate Master’s programme.

Features and benefits of the course

The Certificate in Professional Studies in Management and Leadership has a number of benefits:

From a personal development perspective

-For those who have not had the benefit of higher education, it provides a challenging but supportive environment to further enhance critical thinking and reflective skills.

-On completion of this course, you will receive not only a Certificate in Professional Studies, but also a qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). A Diploma in Management at Level 6.

-You will gain a detailed understanding of effective management, leadership and project management practice in organisations.

From an educational perspective

-It will provide you with the skills and techniques in critical thinking and problem solving to enable you to progress in both your professional career and in higher education.

-It provides direct access to a range of Masters programmes as well as onto our MBA.

-This programme is taught at the Business School by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience through a range of interactive workshops and project-based assignments.

From a business/organisational improvement perspective

-One assignment involves the development of a Business/Organisational Improvement Project - this project will be based on the student’s current organisation where possible, and will be supported by senior academics and practitioners at the University.

-The assignment will apply the leadership, project management, financial analysis and operational management knowledge gathered both on the course and in the workplace for the benefit of both the Individual and the organisation.

From an organisational perspective

-The business/organisational improvement project identifies and analyses a part of the organisation, which would benefit from a project improvement programme. As part of the process, a Project Plan is developed and agreed with the University and the organisation. This plan will relate to the scope, depth, academic rigour and demonstrate benefit to the organisation.

About the Course

This Pre-Masters, dual award Certificate in Professional Studies is a pathway onto the University’s extensive Masters and MBA programmes, and also a formal recognition for personal and professional development in the workplace.

It provides both an academic and professional award for those who have significant work experience, but no formal university education. Underpinned with the latest techniques in management, leadership and project management practice, the Certificate is designed to build on your previous work experience and lead to improved business performance and personal development.

By completing this programme, you will receive a Certificate in Professional Studies from Manchester Met, and a Diploma in Management, awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

This programme is taught at the Business School through a range of workshops and project-based assignments by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience.

Assessment details

There are no examinations - this programme is assessed wholly through assignments. A continuous learning log and a range of work-based projects make up the assessment of this course. Supporting a developmental learning approach whereby you are encouraged to:

-Take your learning into the workplace to benefit your individual learning and organisation

-Apply and test new learning techniques

-Reflect upon the outcomes of your learning to make further improvements

-Add value to your organisation by identifying an organisational/business improvement project



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In the most recent CIPD Learning and Development Survey in the UK, three quarters of organisations surveyed offer coaching and mentoring, with sixty-five percent expecting to see an increase in the use of coaching in the future. Read more
In the most recent CIPD Learning and Development Survey in the UK, three quarters of organisations surveyed offer coaching and mentoring, with sixty-five percent expecting to see an increase in the use of coaching in the future. The emergence of coaching both as an area of professional practice is widely recognised. Coaching is seen as a significant intervention to create a capable and resilient work force able to adapt to new challenges and thrive in today’s tough global economic climate. Coaching is seen as a key leadership skill.

On this part-time MA in Coaching course you will integrate your prior work and life experiences with the theoretical concepts underpinning coaching practice. You will expand your knowledge and understanding of theories and then relate that understanding to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach. This will help you to research and inform your models and modes of coaching practice. To be an effective coach we believe it is important to attend to your personal and emotional development as a coach. With this in mind, we do not just to teach coaching skills or promote ‘one best model’ of coaching. We allow you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire, with structured reflective practice, tutor input, coaching practice as coach and coachee and coach-supervisor support. This enables you to apply your knowledge to a variety of working contexts.

This course offers three distinct awards: Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters Awards; you can exit the course at any stage and continue your studies at a later date.

Learn From The Best

The course is delivered by a team of experienced practising coaches, who are engaged in research into coaching and who have a passion for coaching as a developmental approach. The course, in addition to being an academic qualification is a practical course; preparing you for professional coaching practice and through compilation of a portfolio; individual accreditation with the Association for Coaching.

Teaching And Assessment

The learning approach will be student-centred; placing great emphasis on you reflecting upon your experiences of coaching in order to develop your understanding of your practice of coaching. The course will engage you in independent and guided study. Activities, to be completed between the workshops might include reading, research, gathering data about personal and organisational practices, reflecting on how practice relates to theory, preparing written assessment reports and collating appropriate evidence.

As part of the workshops, there will be tutor led discussions on coaching related theories, models and approaches, exploring the relevance of these in a range of contexts and the implications of use in practice. You will have an opportunity to share your experiences and practice both within the workshops and during peer coaching practice between the workshops. This enables you to experience being a coach, coachee and an observer to appreciate the roles of each within the coaching process to inform your practice. You will receive formative feedback from tutors and peers.

In addition you will be a member of a coaching learning set, where you will discuss and review your practice with student peers; enabling the sharing of best practice and gaining new insights into your practice as a coach. This shared learning process, supported by a coaching feedback framework will enable you to analyse and evaluate your approach. There will also be the opportunity to engage in coaching supervision, where a coaching supervisor will facilitate a discussion on your coaching practice, challenges and insights. This will support your learning and practice as a coach and your future professional development.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways in line with the philosophy of developing you as a reflective coaching practitioner, operating within professional ethical guidelines. The aim of each assignment is to help you to learn and develop from your on-going practice and through engagement with the wider coaching community. Examples include: Reflective essays considering your developing coaching identity; assessed coaching practice; a strategic recommendation for implementing coaching in a case study organisation and a sample audio recording along with a reflective analysis of some your work with clients.

Learning Environment

Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities to support your learning experience. You will primarily be based in our purpose-built Business School, which boasts exceptional facilities such as classrooms, social spaces, Harvard-style lecture theatres, and hub areas.

Research-Rich Learning

Research-rich learning plays a major part in all of our teaching and this course offers the opportunity to study coaching to Masters level and engage in the latest coaching research. The teaching team are all engaged in coaching research.

Previous students have commended us on their learning experience and there is an opportunity to engage with our regional network of professional coaches.

Give Your Career An Edge

This course will support your professional development as a coach; allowing you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire. With coach-supervisor support, the course provides a platform for you to apply your knowledge and practice of coaching to a variety of working contexts.

The course also provides opportunities to explore potential business development and to expand your range of potential coaching client groups.

Your Future

This course will further enhance your knowledge and skills in coaching, providing you with an advanced qualification that will be highly regarded by employers, clients and a wide range of organisations.

On completion of this course you may choose to work on a freelance basis, or as part of a large organisation or small coaching practice. You may also wish to pursue a career as a people development specialist.

Upon graduation you may wish apply for professional accreditation with a range global professional coaching bodies to further enhance your skill set and employability in the UK and abroad.

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Diversity Management awards from the University of Bradford are designed for those interested in establishing or advancing their careers in diversity related areas. Read more
Diversity Management awards from the University of Bradford are designed for those interested in establishing or advancing their careers in diversity related areas. Modules address management, leadership, and cross-cultural communication in national and global contexts.

The courses adopt a holistic approach to diversity covering a wide range of perspectives and cultural markers including sex, age, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender identity, disability, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and other distinctions. The courses cover all protected rights covered by the Equality Act (2010) and other international legislative drivers and policies including the European Council Directives.

With these qualifications individuals may pursue a wide range of roles in human resources, management and customer service as well as roles more specific to the field such as Equality and Diversity Officer, Manager, or Director. They may also pursue roles within organisations that promote social justice, democracy, and human rights.

Why Bradford?

-Students working for the NHS and organisations providing placements for students in the Yorkshire and Humber area often can obtain funding from the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber (HEYH)
-The Diversity Management course is located within the Faculty of Health Studies. However, teaching covers equality and diversity across different types of public, private, and voluntary organisations and is not focused primarily upon health care settings
-Students may opt to take individual modules before committing to a full programme of study

Modules

Two core modules, plus a choice of two optional modules (Critical Perspectives on Knowledge Development Through Research Commissioning is required for those progressing to achieve the MSc)
-Navigating the Dynamics of Diversity and Power
-Strategic Thinking in Transformational Diversity Leadership
-Consultancy, Organisational Development and Change
-Critical Perspectives on Knowledge Development Through Research Commissioning
-Cross Cultural Communication in Contemporary Global Context
-Elective Studies in Diversity Practice
-Equality and Inclusion in Organisational Performance and Service Delivery
-Human Resources Management
-Preparing for a Systematic Review
-Strategic Thinking in Transformational Diversity Leadership

Learning activities and assessment

Study is through a blended learning approach. For each module there are typically two study days attended on campus (alternative arrangements may be possible for distance students), weekly one hour tutorials in a virtual learning environment, and ongoing tutor support.

Career support and prospects

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Globalisation and increasing domestic diversity in the UK and elsewhere have led to the emergence of diversity management as a key skill area for professionals.

Employers in a variety of sectors increasingly require individuals capable of addressing the challenges of working with diverse employee and customer bases. Some individuals working with diversity may simply be general managers who handle diverse groups of employees or customers and who work in virtually any type of organisation.

Others have roles more specific to diversity which involve the development of strategy and implementation of initiatives to ensure equitable employment practices, the design and implementation of diversity training initiatives, or the oversight of discrimination and unfair practice complaints. These individuals typically work in large organisations including local authorities, central government departments, trade unions, universities and colleges, the police and armed forces, NHS Trusts, financial institutions and national businesses, as well as within the voluntary sector. International organisations also increasingly employ people who are skilled in diversity management to facilitate working with individuals across national borders.

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