Management of Change Micro Credential

Start date: 16 March 2023

Duration: 5 Weeks

Location: Online

Certificate: Micro Credential

Cost: Members €450 Non-Members €750

Programme overview

This module will examine the nature and importance of change (both minor and paradigm changes), factors forcing change, resistance to change, planned change interventions, models of organisational change to include Lewin and more recent approaches, key issues associated with successful change programmes and the role of organisational culture in the management of change process will also be reviewed during this course.

Course Overview

This MicroCred is designed to:

  • Provide an overview of the range of issues that face managers in the continuous management of change

  • Explore the nature and importance of change

  • Comprehend the main factors facing change both internally and externally

  •  Recognise the role of organisation culture in the change process

  • Develop an understanding of how to plan and implement a broad strategy for introducing change

  • Apply management change techniques to a variety of organisations

Programme Content

On successful completion of this MicroCred students will be able to: –

  • Recognise the nature and importance of change within organisations

  • Describe the key theories associated with the management of change within modern organisations and integrate the basic steps  in the change process

  • Develop and implement a broad strategy for introducing change

  • Analyse organisational culture and its impact upon change within the organisation

  • Critically evaluate key theories relating to the management of change

  • Identify elements of organisational culture and make suggestions as to the fit with the change effort

  •  Embrace the change process and synthesise the values of change within oneself and within the organisation.

Assessment: There is no final exam for this module. You will be assessed through 1-2 continuous skill based assignments, provided by your lecturer

Who is the course for

The programme is open to managers, supervisors or those aspiring to a managerial role with a minimum of two years organisational experience.

Completion of an NFQ level 6 certificate in management or equivalent qualification.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

Training Provider Profile

The University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.

UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.

With close to 16,500 students, including more than 2,000 international students each year, UL is a young and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and scholarship.

Management of Change Micro Credential