Masters in Organisational Change
Myself in my practice
Introduction to virtual working
Philosophies in action
Change and the nature of intervention
Relational psychology and change
Complex responsive processes in organisations
Contextual and ecological perspectives
Me in my emerging practice
Dissertation and research forum
- Explore the learning territory and develop your awareness
- Explore ideas about organising, change and learning
- Establish Practice Groups
- Deepen your capacity to inquire
- Critically examine the concept of organisations
- Implications of intervening in organisations
- Revisit the core philosophical stance of relational practice
- Consider yourself in the world and consequences for your emerging practice
- Integrate and deepen learning
What will I learn?
Kathleen King, Programme Director, has summarised what it is about the Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change that makes it unique - specifically surrounding the learning experience of participants. What do the AMOC alumni appreciate about the programme?
The quality of the participants' group
- The unusual experience of being together (forming an organisation) over a period of time, with other experienced practitioners who are seeking to learn at a deep level. The level of engagement in the large group, and the challenge that entails.
- The opportunity to meet in a smaller action Practice Group with a facilitator to do even more personal reflective work.
- Quality of faculty members as experienced practitioners, many of whom holding a psychotherapeutic qualification, all of them capable of challenging and supporting individuals at a deep level.
- The ability of faculty to operate as a member of the group and as a facilitator/observer.
- The way faculty engage with participants, coming alongside them on a learning journey, rather than as aloof, remote specialists. “Debate and dialogue, rather than teaching and telling”.
- The blend of learning activities and materials.
- The philosophical nature of the programme (rather than a pragmatic tool-kit type approach) which challenges participants to explore their implicit and explicit assumptions about the nature of reality, knowing and organising, and the implications of those assumptions for their practice.
- The content of the programme, experienced as immediately applicable. This helps to make the material very practical and relevant.
- The discipline of reflective writing instilled through the assignment regime.
- The dissertation process, which offers an opportunity for an extended inquiry with the support of tutor and peers (in the supervision group).
- The environment: from the beauty of Ashridge and its gardens, to the attention paid to the room, sitting in a circle, having music in the background on occasions.
2011 HR Leadership Award
Andy Burton, a former MSc in Organisational Change, has won an award for his leadership programme design. Andy talks about the design and his award in the The Pittsburgh Business Times article.