10 credits at level HE5
Change is a normal part of organisational life and presents challenges as well as opportunities. In this module you will learn about change management. You will explore triggers for change and models of change, and understand how people may respond to, and deal with, change. You will make a proposal for a change in your workplace / unit and pitch your proposal to a colleague (or colleagues) in your workplace and obtain feedback. Your proposal will concentrate on the nature of the change, reasons for the proposed change, resource implications of the proposed change, a risk assessment and a plan for the implementation of the proposed change.
Change management: The need for new ideas; the need for change/triggers for change; models of/approaches to change (e.g., goal based models, processual models, models of the individual transition to change); implications of models for the management of change; facilitators and inhibitors of change (e.g., organisational culture, organisational structure, attitudes, practical issues); tools to help analyse change situations.
Resource Management and project management: Human, financial, and physical (including infrastructural) resource implications of change; risk assessment; project planning skills
Study / academic skills and reflective practice: Assessment requirements of the module; effective study and academic work at Level 5; report writing (e.g., use an appropriate structure, style, presentation, correct grammar and punctuation); Harvard referencing and compiling a bibliography; Plagiarism (e.g., what is plagiarism and how to avoid it); reflecting on the previous stage of the programme and experiences in the workplace; learning from reflection.
Ethical practice: maintaining confidentiality and anonymity; sensitivity; integrity; seeking permission for project work from appropriate personnel in the workplace; working within relevant legislation (e.g., the Data Protection Act) and your organisations policies, procedures and practices; researching people: introduction to research ethics and the University approval processes.
Transferable skills: Communication; problem solving; ICT (e.g., spreadsheets and project software application; hardware and software infrastructure); self-management; working with others; planning; pitching skills.
Some of the content relating to study / academic skills, ethical practice, and transferable skills are developed early in the Foundation Degree programme and referred to / refreshed in this and other subsequent modules as necessary. In the case of CPD stand-alone provision, they are explicitly developed in the teaching of this module.
A blended learning approach will be used to deliver the module. Face-to-face sessions will be provided in which you will undertake activities, discussions, and case studies. You will also have access to online activities and discussions.
For your assessment, you will develop a portfolio of work. The portfolio evidence must meet the learning outcomes for the module. You will agree how you will meet the learning outcomes with your tutor and how you will present the portfolio evidence. Examples of evidence in your portfolio may be:
a proposal document / report;
a resource plan;
a risk assessment;
a project plan;
an audio recording of pitch / notes of pitch and verification;
a report / commentary;
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the factors that facilitate and inhibit change.||1.1 Critically discuss two factors that may facilitate, and two that may inhibit, change with reference to appropriate literature.|
|2.||Have made a proposal for a change in your workplace and pitched it to a relevant colleague (or colleagues) in your workplace.||
2.1 Make a proposal for a change in your workplace / unit. This should include:
(i) an explanations of the change and the reasons for the proposed change
(ii) the main resource implications of the proposed change
(iii) a risk assessment
(iv) an outline project plan for the implementation of the proposed change.
2.2 Pitch your proposal to a colleague (or colleagues) in your workplace and obtain feedback.
|3.||Understand and have applied relevant change management theory.||
3.1 Explain how you have applied relevant change management theory when undertaking your preparatory work and making your pitch.
3.2 Using relevant theory and feedback from others, evaluate your work in relation to your proposal for change and identify three key learning points from having undertaken the work.
|4.||Demonstrate study and academic skills appropriate to level 5.||
4.1 Demonstrate the following in your assessed work:
(i) appropriate structure and good presentation;
(ii) correct use of English (e.g., grammar, punctuation, spelling, style);
(iii) correct use of Harvard referencing;
(iv) theoretical knowledge appropriate to level 5.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||The portfolio evidence will be equivalent to 1,500 1,750 words and must meet the assessment criteria for the module. You will agree the following with your tutor: how you will meet the assessment criteria in terms of the process and the work you will undertake; the type of evidence you will provide; how the evidence will be presented.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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