Get professional, accredited training in change management strategy and advance your career towards senior managerial roles.
DatesStarts on 25 Apr 2022Join by 22 Apr 2022 at 23:59See more start dates
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Learn how to advise on and implement an effective change management process
Over just ten weeks, you can learn the skills required to effectively manage and lead change in your organisation, transforming your team – and your career.
Learn how to lead change
A significant number of change projects fail to meet all of their objectives. This microcredential will provide you with change management methods and ideas for addressing many of the challenges associated with change projects
Using change management and leadership theory alongside real-life case studies, you’ll learn professional strategies to solve the challenges of leading change and learn how to provide a semi-systems based framework for managing the process.
Unlock your earnings potential and access management roles
Alongside change management academics and professionals within the private and public sector, you’ll learn how to build the mindset of a conscious change leader and examine and critique diverse change management perspectives.
You’ll study the ways internal processes and relationships interact with external environmental conditions to influence company change and learn how to implement a successful change management strategy.
Use change management processes to boost your business
Through challenge-based learning and leading professional input, you’ll develop practice-orientated ways of managing change that leads individuals and teams to positive futures.
This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.
What skills will you learn?
- Change management
- Change mapping
- Intervention strategy
- Business reengineering
What you will achieve
By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Evaluate the diversity of change management perspectives and discuss the value assumptions and orientations which lie behind them
- Synthesise and contextualise internal processes and relationships, and external environmental conditions that influence an organisation to change
- Evaluate changes in the external and internal environments of an organisation and recommend the most appropriate change management implementation strategy
Are you eligible for this microcredential?
Participants should normally be educated to degree level and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5.
Current and future roles of a learner on this microcredential may include business owners, HR managers, operations managers, and senior team leaders involved in leading and managing change in their organisations. It is also suitable for business coaches involved in executive coaching.
Is this microcredential right for you?
This course is designed for business professionals or graduate students who want to develop the management and leadership skills necessary to succeed in a more senior managerial role.
Being able to personally and managerially lead and manage change, often on a national or global basis, is a key and in-demand skill for 21st-century professionals.
This microcredential can be used as a pathway course into one of the many industries where effective change management is necessary, including engineering, healthcare management, tourism, design, and media and urban studies.
What happens before, during, and after your microcredential
You’ll be enrolled directly with the University of Glasgow, allowing you access to the University library and student services.
From 25 Apr 2022
Examine concepts supporting change management, mapping techniques, and the role of organisational development for managing change.
10 hours per week
- Accessing Glasgow University Resources
- Course information
- Student tasks
The Challenge of Leading Change Management
- Change concepts
- Leadership concepts
- Enablers and Blockers
- Role of the change agent
Creating a Conscious Change Leaders Mindset
- Mindset concepts
- Developing a change leader mindset
- Feedback and change
Exploring the Change Leaders Toolbox
- Scanning the environment
- Scenario planning
- Marketing the change
Mapping Change and the Intervention Strategies
- Hard and soft change
- Systems approach
- Mapping and diagraming
- Intervention models
Mapping and leading cultural change
- Understanding culture
- Analysing culture
- Mapping culture
Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)
- Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)
- Shared service centre
Organisational Development (OD)
- Organisational Development (OD)
- Psychological safety
- Action research
Conscious Leadership Skills for Change Leaders
- Mindfulness concept
- COACH vs CRASH
- Key skills
Coaching for Change Leaders
- Key coaching concepts
- Mindfulness and change
- Modelling success
- End of course
Once you have successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive 10 academic credits at Postgraduate level from the University of Glasgow.
What you will receive
10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive 10 Post Graduate level academic credits and a HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) from the University of Glasgow.
Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.
What is a microcredential?
Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.
Complete online courses led by experts over 12-16 weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.
Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.
Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.
Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.
Career-focused learning by The University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
Delivered by experts
Ramona has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and management consultancy organisations. She researches into public value, marginalised communities, FinTech and reverse innovation.
I am a practical project manager with twenty years of experience following a successful career in education. For recreation, I’m currently studying for a maths degree from the Open University.
I specialise in Cultural Change Management. I also teach Change Management at Adam Smith Business School. I am also an advanced trainer regards conscious leadership skills. www.culturalchange.co.uk
Professor of Management, Adam Smith Business School, researches, publishes and lectures internationally in change management and innovation, his successful text Managing Change is in its 4th Edition.
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- As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
- Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate
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