How is it structured?
Experience in developing this pathway has shown that a combination of flexibility, resilience and determination is the key to enabling busy people in senior working roles, and from diverse locations and time zones, to take part.
The themes for the 3 years are:
- Year 1: Finding, making and taking roles
- Year 2: Transforming Organisations
- Year 3: Transformation in Practice
The programme is structured to work towards a set of generic and specific learning outcomes. Each of the learning events and activities aims to address some of the learning outcomes so that by the end of the programme, after 2.5 – 3 years (depending on participants research project/dissertation) all these have been worked with, delivered and assessed.
The specific study and practice of Organisational Analysis and Leadership is supported by the general studies components: Ethics and Professional Practice, Consciousness Studies and Research Methods.
The blended modular design of experiential learning events, includes face-to-face seminars and workshops on specific concepts or themes, online reading and working groups, writing and reflection, leadership effectiveness assessments, individual and group role consultations (online and face-to-face), action research and work-based project groups.
Each of the first two years of the course involve 2 x 5-day, face-to-face seminars, 6 group role consultations, 6 concept webinars, 6 interactive tutorials (online) and one individual role consultation.
In the first 2 years, participants provide evidence for their learning, reflection, hypothesising and analysis practice through assessments within an academic framework, include presentations, working notes, concept papers, and other/alternative forms of assessment.
The third year includes individual supervision of an action research transformative project and dissertation, project consultation in small groups and other online learning events.