Leading Organizational Change and Culture

Interpersonal Skills and Self-Improvement

Project Management

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Level 7
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Course Overview

This module familiarises learners with the significance of institutional culture by exploring analytical models that provide a research foundation for understanding how cultures function within an educational context. It examines the aspects of leadership behaviour that shape a school’s culture, and investigates the dynamics through which change is either promoted or hindered.

Course Content

Understanding Institutional Culture

  • Principles of Institutional Culture
    • Core Concepts and Definitions
    • Historical Evolution of Institutional Culture
    • Analytical Models in Understanding Culture
  • Dynamics of Cultural Functioning
    • Analyzing Culture in Educational Contexts
    • Models of Cultural Dynamics in Schools
    • Case Studies of Cultural Functioning
  • Assessing Institutional Culture
    • Application of Analytical Models
    • Evaluating Cultural Health and Effectiveness
    • Case Studies in Diverse Educational Settings
  • Practical Implications
    • Implications for Policy and Practice
    • Strategies for Cultural Assessment
    • Bridging Theory and Practice

Leadership and School Culture

  • Key Aspects of Leadership Behavior
    • Identifying Influential Leadership Behaviors
    • Leadership Styles and School Culture
    • The Role of Leadership in Shaping Culture
  • Impact of Leadership on Culture
    • Analyzing Leadership Behaviors and Cultural Impact
    • Real or Hypothetical Scenario Analysis
    • Leadership Behaviors and Their Consequences
  • Enhancing School Culture
    • Leveraging Positive Leadership Behaviors
    • Strategies for Cultural Improvement
    • Role of Leadership in Cultural Evolution

Dynamics of Change in Education

  • Change Mechanisms in Education
    • Understanding Change Processes
    • Dynamics of Educational Change
    • Theories and Models of Change
  • Analyzing Change Scenarios
    • Factors Promoting or Hindering Change
    • Real World Examples of Change in Education
    • Scenario-Based Learning and Analysis
  • Promoting Positive Change
    • Strategies to Overcome Resistance
    • Facilitating Effective Change
    • Best Practices in Change Management
  • Reflective Practice
    • Evaluating Change Initiatives
    • Lessons Learned and Reflection
    • Continuous Improvement in Change Processes

Leading Organisational Change

  • Comprehensive Change Planning
    • Developing Change Plans
    • Considerations of Culture and Leadership
    • Integrating Various Change Models
  • Communication and Engagement
    • Effective Communication Strategies
    • Engaging Stakeholders in Change
    • Overcoming Communication Barriers
  • Strategy Implementation and Reflection
    • Implementing Change Strategies
    • Monitoring and Evaluating Impact
    • Reflective Practice and Learning

Analytical Approaches to Institutional Culture

  • Advanced Analytical Models
    • Deep Diving into Analytical Theories
    • Comparative Model Analysis
    • Contextual Applications of Models
  • Culture in Diverse Settings
    • Cultural Analysis in Various Educational Contexts
    • Global Perspectives on Institutional Culture
    • Adapting Models for Diverse Environments
  • Tools for Cultural Analysis
    • Utilizing Tools and Techniques
    • Data-Driven Cultural Assessment
    • Technology in Cultural Analysis
  • Integrating Culture into Decision Making
    • Culture-Informed Policy Making
    • Strategic Decisions and Cultural Considerations

Leadership Styles and Their Effect on Culture

  • Exploring Various Leadership Styles
    • Different Leadership Styles
    • Leadership Style Suitability
    • Adapting Styles to Cultural Contexts
  • Leadership and Cultural Transformation
    • Transformative Leadership in Action
    • Measuring Transformational Impact
  • Developing Leadership Skills
    • Skill Development for Cultural Influence
    • Training and Professional Development
    • Leadership Development Programs
  • Leadership Ethics and Culture
    • Ethical Considerations in Leadership
    • Cultivating Ethical Culture

Change Management and Institutional Development

  • Advanced Change Management Theories
    • Exploring Complex Theories of Change
    • Innovations in Change Management
    • Applying Theories in Practical Scenarios
  • Overcoming Barriers to Change
    • Identifying and Addressing Barriers
    • Strategies for Effective Change Implementation
    • Learning from Obstacles and Setbacks
  • Sustaining Change
    • Long-Term Change Sustainability
    • Cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
    • Strategies for Maintaining Momentum
  • Future Trends in Educational Change
    • Anticipating Future Challenges
    • Preparing for Future Changes
    • Innovations and Emerging Trends in Change Management
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Familiarise with the significance of institutional culture through analytical models

  1. Explain key principles of institutional culture using analytical models as evidenced
  2. Analyse the dynamics of how cultures function within an educational context using models
  3. Apply analytical models to assess the institutional culture of a given educational setting

2.  Examine the aspects of leadership behaviour that shape a school’s culture

  1. Identify and describe key aspects of leadership behaviour that influence school culture, as demonstrated
  2. Analyse the impact of various leadership behaviours on school culture using real or hypothetical scenarios
  3. Propose strategies for leveraging positive leadership behaviours to enhance school culture

3.  Investigate the dynamics through which change is either promoted or hindered in educational settings

  1. Explain the dynamics and mechanisms through which change occurs in educational settings, evidenced as below
  2. Analyse real or hypothetical scenarios to identify factors promoting or hindering change
  3. Propose and justify strategies for promoting positive change and overcoming resistance

4.  Synthesise understanding of institutional culture, leadership behaviour and change dynamics to propose strategies for leading organisational change effectively

  1. Develop a comprehensive plan for leading organisational change, considering institutional culture and leadership behaviour
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and engagement strategies for leading change, as evidenced
  3. Reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed strategies for leading change
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
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