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IB95W - Leading Strategic Change

  • Module code: IB95W
  • Module name: Leading Strategic Change
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"1. To construct a strategic view of change capability; 2. To understand the essential components of building successful change architecture; 3. To develop an understanding of the nature of strategic leadership; 4. To understand the value of developing a common vision for the sector; 5. To appreciate the value of strategic thinking within a climate of networks and partnership; 6. To develop the capacity to work more effectively through partnership and collaboration; 7. To enhance individual and organisational decision making capability; 8. To appreciate the nature of organizational complexities and develop strategies that accommodate their impact on organizational effectiveness; 9. To examine the nature of dialogical leadership and its value to implementation strategies. "

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles for applying successful change; Demonstrate knowledge of change architecture and how to develop change architecture models; Understand the scope of the strategic leadership context; Demonstrate an understanding of organisational complexity; Develop a more robust strategic approach to both organizational and sector issues; Demonstrate an understanding of the range of strategies available to deliver effective implementation. Cognitive Skills; Identify readiness for change and undertake a gap analysis; Identify the level of change capability in the organisation; Undertake a strategic awareness audit within the organisation; Demonstrate and coach strategic thinking at appropriate levels in the workplace; Mobilise networks and partnerships within the sector , adding value through professional leadership. Key Skills: Construct a strategic view of change; Develop skills in dialogue and appreciative inquiry. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Design change initiatives and monitor their outcomes; Provide leadership skills in the implementation of change; Communicate and lead the strategic direction of the organization and sector with increased confidence and skill.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 41; Lectures per week: 5 x 6 hrs; Seminars per week: 4 x 1.5 hrs; Tutorials per week: 4 x 1hr group tutorial, 1 x 1hr individual tutorial; Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 5 days

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB95W-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000-3500 word individual assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (N1C0) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (N1C0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (NFU Mutual) (N1YJ) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (NFU Mutual) (N1YJ) - Year 2
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (N1PQ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (Fire and Rescue Service) (N1Y1) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (Highways Agency) (N1Y6) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (Highways Agency) (N1Y6) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Award in Strategic Leadership (Signet) (N1Y7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership (Fire and Rescue Service) (N1Z9) - Year 2
Optional

N/A